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May 22nd, 2016
‘Openly gay couple’ allege being treated ‘like garbage’ by UK expat in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two men, including a Virgin Islander, have alleged on the BVI Community Board on Facebook that they were treated like “garbage” as an “openly gay couple” by an expat from the United Kingdom while they were in the Virgin Islands recently.

May 20th, 2016
Pollution levels in water off CGB alarming – Dr David A. Y. Smith

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Two prime tourist destinations on the main island of Tortola stand to benefit from a series of studies and possibly a raft of new infrastructure aimed at helping the territory combat the effects of rising sea levels.

May 19th, 2016
2 overseas companies in talks on derelict vehicles disposal - Hon Archibald C. Christian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Territorial At Large Representative and Junior Minister for Tourism Honourable Archibald C. Christian said talks are ongoing with two overseas companies to bring an end to the derelict vehicles problem in the Virgin Islands.

May 10th, 2016
Retired fisherman storms out of fisheries meeting after told to 'shut up'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Retired fisherman and boat captain Kevin Gray told a gathering of fishermen yesterday May 9, 2016 that the industry must not only look out for those doing large commercial fishing, but the traditional and cultural fisherman who supplies persons in his specific village.

May 7th, 2016
FSN can ‘absolutely’ use more Gov’t support- Judith M. Charles

BRANDYWINE BAY, Tortola, VI - The Family Support Network (FSN) and the BVI HIV/AIDS Foundation benefitted from donations of cash thanks to the benevolence of two persons who organised a fundraising Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) event - Jadid A. Khan of Antarctica Asset Management and Joshua J. Mangeot, Associate of Conyers Dill & Pearman.

May 7th, 2016
Social Dev Dept will offer free housing in Domestic Violence cases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the increase in cases of domestic violence most often men abusing women both physically and verbally, the Social Development Department told the House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee that it provides housing for victims, including their children free, of cost.

May 1st, 2016
Stop weaving in & out of traffic like a video game- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Newly formed group, Tortola Race Wars (TRW) recently made a stop at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) where its presentations on road safety were well received by both students and teachers of the school.

April 29th, 2016
We are doing the decent thing with Little Dix Bay workers - Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said the closure of Rosewood Little Dix Bay and Biras Creek on the sister island of Virgin Gorda has created exceptional circumstances which necessitate a departure from the norm in preferring VIslanders and Belongers over non-Belongers.

April 28th, 2016
Concerns raised due to non-functioning incinerator @ Pockwood Pond

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A member of the public who asked not to be identified yesterday April 27, 2016 complained about the current condition of the waste management facility at Pockwood Pond which the person said is an ideal situation for the spreading of disease, but is also concerned about sensitive materials taken to the incinerator by trust companies to be destroyed.

April 23rd, 2016
Fight over illegal fishing in VI waters by USVI still ongoing!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the relationship between the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands (VI) remain strong and most often mutually beneficial, there are challenges that many residents may not be aware of.

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