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March 9th, 2019
VI women ‘pigeonholed’ in work environment - Sharon P. Flax-Brutus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the world observed International Women’s Day, Director of Tourism, Mrs Sharon P. Flax-Brutus says women in the Virgin Islands (VI) still face severe challenges and are being marginalised in the professional environment even as progress has been made to demolish the glass ceiling both regionally and internationally.

March 9th, 2019
Premier meets with Community Leaders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Recently elected and sworn, Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has in recent days been meeting with various community leaders in the Territory—sticking to his commitment of repeated consultations with residents.

March 9th, 2019
Pedestrian killed after being struck by vehicle in St. Thomas

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — A pedestrian has succumbed to injuries at the Schneider Regional Medical Center on Thursday night, March 7, 2019, after being struck by a vehicle earlier the same night, USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced today.

March 9th, 2019
OT & an unsustainable Brexit

By Dickson C. Igwe

In the long run, Brexit is unsustainable. But Brexit will impact Overseas Territories (OTs) of Great Britain in the Caribbean.

March 8th, 2019
HoA to meet March 12, 2019; Who will be Speaker?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) spokesman, Linton V. Leonard has confirmed that the First Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth HoA will commence on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

March 8th, 2019
‘Momo’ gets flagged by VI’s child protective services

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Social Development Department of the Virgin Islands (VI) is warning parents and guardians to be vigilant with their children with too much screen time, particularly watching YouTube, in light of a suicide game reportedly disguised as innocent children programming.

March 8th, 2019
Motorcyclist escape death in St. Thomas accident

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI - A motorcyclist was badly injured late Wednesday night, March 6, 2019, during an accident that almost turned deadly, USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed to the Consortium.

March 8th, 2019
New Gov’t faces challenging times - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government taking up the helm of leadership of the Territory, His Excellency the Governor, Augustus J. U. Jaspert says they are doing so in especially challenging times.

March 8th, 2019
Legal Watchdog Implemented with Disciplinary Tribunal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –The Virgin Islands now has a Disciplinary Tribunal to regulate the professional practice, etiquette, conduct and discipline of legal practitioners. The body will serve as a watchdog over the legal profession and administer discipline to any grievance regarding misconduct.

March 8th, 2019
OTs cannot be sitting ducks with UK – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – As the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government moves full speed ahead with its business of running the territory, social commentator & VIP supporter Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is insisting that British Overseas Territories (OTs) like the Virgin Islands (VI) cannot sit and wait for UK decisions to move forward.

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