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April 9th, 2018
Hon Marlon A. Penn blames poor internet on liberalisation of telecoms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands was ranked by a British report last year as having one of the worst and most expensive internet services on earth.

April 9th, 2018
Please explain how the Virgin Islands Recovery & Development Agency Act of 2018 passed?

Anonymous opinion

Somehow after days of acrimonious testimony in the House of Assembly that revealed a shocking absence of transparency regarding this legislation, deep divisions within the National Democratic Party, and a general lack of understanding about public finance, the House of Assembly found it prudent to pass this legislation without any further public commentary.

April 8th, 2018
Historic wooden sloop tossed in garbage, never to return!

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom that first and accurately reported in our April 1, 2018 article that a 25-foot wooden sloop named Vigilant that some historians at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College claimed to be the oldest wooden boat in the Caribbean was sent to the trash.

April 8th, 2018
PWD resumes Brewers Bay drainage project

BREWERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Even before the August floods and the two category 5 hurricanes of 2017, the Territory’s infrastructure has been in shambles.

April 8th, 2018
Ms Daisy, Matriarch of Harrigan Hill

Thomas C. Famous

If one was feeling adventurous, they would jump into the water on south shore Bermuda points their compass due south and head out to open sea.

April 7th, 2018
Gov’t demanding boats be insured; it's the law

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the two powerful category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria that destroyed the Territory in September 2017 smashing boats, cars, planes, homes, businesses, killing humans and animals, the Virgin Islands has made some headway in the cleanup efforts.

April 7th, 2018
Clive McCoy is Tourism Liaison Officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Thriving in times of rapid change requires versatility and agility of individuals. These are the ingredients of success within any organization. During the hurricane recovery process, the Premier’s Office recognized the need to strengthen the linkage between the tourism and hospitality public and private sector, with a view to expediting the recovery of the industry.

April 7th, 2018
‘Cannon’ & ‘Passion’ laid to rest this morning April 7, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Families, friends and others were between two sometimes three funerals today, as the Territory saw some four burials this morning Saturday, April 7, 2018.

April 6th, 2018
5.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), a 5.2 magnitude earthquake was felt in the Virgin Islands (VI) this evening, Friday, April 6, 2018, at approximately 5:21 P.M.

April 6th, 2018
USVI woman charged with DUI & Negligent homicide

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - A woman was charged with driving under the influence and negligent homicide after an auto collision on the Queen Mary Highway on Thursday night left a young mother and her unborn child dead, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte announced late Friday, April 6, 2018.

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