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March 15th, 2019
New Gov’t taking hold, quick win

By Edgar Leonard

The outcome of the February 25, 2019, General Election indicated that the Virgin Islands (VI) electorate wanted change.

March 15th, 2019
“I have no editorial controls of VINO” – Hon Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The moment he took the oath of office as Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock’s, ability to be fair, unbiased and more-so humble, came in for heavy questioning given his links to news site, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO).

March 15th, 2019
St. Croix man gets 18 months for role in marijuana smuggling

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI — Gibbs Bully, 52, of St. Croix, was sentenced on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in District Count on one count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

March 15th, 2019
We are created equal!

By Lorna M. George

There is an old adage that says, “Where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise”

While I was growing up in the British Virgin Islands, one of the most ungodly things that I witnessed was people looking down their noses on each other based on whom his/her parents were. This was done to keep people in their so call “PLACE”.

March 15th, 2019
General Election 2019 Exit Poll Survey Launched

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Office of the Deputy Governor has launched an exit poll survey to obtain feedback from the public on the 2019 General Election proceedings.

March 15th, 2019
VI avoided same-sex marriage ‘like a plague’ - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Member and Chairman of Progressives United (PU) Hon Julian Fraser, RA on the issue of UK pressure to legalise same-sex marriage, said in the past, that the territory has avoided the issue, “like a plague”.

March 15th, 2019
OECS Leaders Welcome Premier Fahie at Guadeloupe Meeting

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe - Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has been welcomed with opened arms during his first official overseas engagement since taking up leadership of the Territory.

March 15th, 2019
This week we feature 'Young Professional' Ms Andrea A. Walters

By M. Gary Eleazar

The ‘Legal Fraternity’ across the world, boasts among its membership some of the more learned of professionals in society and this week we feature one of the Virgin Islands' (VI) aspiring Attorney-at-Law, Ms Andrea A. Walters.

March 14th, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool recants resignation, ask to be sworn into HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Fourth Electoral District, Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has today, March 14, 2019, recanted his resignation from the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) citing incorrect resignation procedure, while noting that the people of his district have encouraged him to continue being their representative.

March 14th, 2019
VIP, an unconventional Gov’t, governing in unconventional times—Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Political newcomer to Virgin Islands' (VI), House of Assembly, (HoA), under the aegis of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Minister of Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer ( D5), in his inaugural address to members touched on the critical stage with which the Territory finds itself but noted, “we are an unconventional government, governing in unconventional times.”

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