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July 2nd, 2020
Beaches close @ midnight; Curfew remains the same – Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands will have another two weeks under the current 12:00 pm to 5:00 am curfew, while beach hours have been extended to reflect the same timeframe.

July 1st, 2020
PHOTO of the Day: VI Flag flies high in London for Territory Day

LONDON, UK - To mark Territory Day 2020 in the Virgin Islands (VI), which is the commemoration of the day on which the Territory gained self-governing status while still being a British colony, the Territorial Flag today, July 1, 2020, graced the skies of London at the UK Foreign Office as is customary on the day.

July 1st, 2020
Are these the new faces of hate & the ‘smear campaign against locals?'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) employees, a Mrs Rosemary R. Rosan- Jones aka ‘Cindy’ and Esther N. Fraser, have emerged as the faces of a smear campaign against locals, and resorting to telling lies, bullying and what many described as spewing hate in the public domain.

July 1st, 2020
Shot fired following dispute @ basketball court in Baughers Bay

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Police are said to be investigating an alleged incident where a gunshot was reportedly fired following a dispute at a basketball court in Baughers Bay, Tortola, around 7:30pm, last evening, June 30, 2020.

July 1st, 2020
COVID-19 test results required to enter PR or Quarantine for 14 days


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, announced strict new rules for all passengers flying into Puerto Rico in a bid to curb coronavirus cases as officials blame recent outbreaks on those who flew to the US territory and were infected.

July 1st, 2020
VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act 2020' passes in HoA

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Having its third and final reading at around 22:30hrs yesterday, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), the controversial VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020' was passed with amendments.

July 1st, 2020
Dr Pickering implicates NDP Cabinet in BVI Airways scandal

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - While clearing his name from any direct dealings with BVI Airways Project and its missing $7.2M funds, Deputy Premier under the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering has come out in defence of the former Financial Secretary, Mr Neil M. Smith against allegations he facilitated fraud, adding that Mr Smith's decisions would have been influenced by the then finance minister and Cabinet.

June 30th, 2020
'Completely false!'- Governor denies probing Skelton-Cline's Gov't contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), His Excellency, Augustus J.U. Jaspert has denied allegations he is probing the Government contracts issued to outspoken radio commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, with the aim of silencing him.

June 30th, 2020
'A lot of mixed-race children are confused'- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -Adamant that a person of mixed white and African ancestry should identify as black, social commentator and radio host Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju Enka' says as a result of experiencing two different heritages, mixed-race children are confused youths.

June 30th, 2020
Creating a new beginning in the tracks of COVID-19

Alred C. Frett

Face to Face with Cruel Fate or Wasted Opportunities in the Year 2020:

When Lockdowns are all over and Curfews have all ceased there will be empty spaces in our lives of many who left us without the privilege of their Last Rites… A lonely passage made still lonelier without the dignity of that last chance for fond memories or sad good byes… Years from now may find us searching for those we never knew had died or encountering those we thought long dead.


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