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February 6th, 2016
Hon Mark H. Vanterpool assures no increased water & light bills for VG

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) assured residents of Virgin Gorda that there is not expected to be increases in the cost for the supply of water or electricity for residents of the sister island as a result of the upgrade of the Virgin Gorda water treatment plant.

February 5th, 2016
VG residents protest filling in of pond & clearing of mangroves

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A number of Virgin Gorda residents are very serious about preventing what they consider the destruction of the environment in the name of development that they are willing to put themselves in harm’s way to protect the clearing of mangroves and filling in of a pond in the Spanish Town area.

February 5th, 2016
'Freeze all work permits for VG jobs immediately!' – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has called on Government to immediately put a freeze on all work permits for jobs in Virgin Gorda to allow local persons displaced from Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort to find work.

February 4th, 2016
UPDATE: Gov't confirms VINO story of Farmers' Week cancellation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As first and accurately reported by this news site on January 14, 2016, Farmers’ Week 2016 has been cancelled.

February 3rd, 2016
'Get serious with motor scooter riders' – Nelson C. 'Joe Jack' Hull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Guest of the weekly radio talk show Speak Out BVI, Mr Nelson C. Hull aka 'Joe Jack' believes it is time for the territory to get serious with motor scooter riders who are a danger to themselves and other people.

January 31st, 2016
Rotaract Club Career Expo stimulates young minds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Rotaract Club of Tortola held their Earlyact Career Expo and Fun Day on January 23, 2016 at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park, catering to children ages 7 to 11.

January 30th, 2016
Effluent from Burt Point sewage treatment plant alarms residents

BURT POINT, Tortola, VI – The newly commissioned sewage treatment plant located at Burt Point on the main island of Tortola caused major concern today January 30, 2016 when persons observed effluent coming from it and running into the sea.

January 30th, 2016
‘We must empower STT people to take control of their health’ – Moleto A. Smith Jr

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Former USVI Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful Moleto A. Smith Jr has lauded a ground-breaking community healthcare needs assessment study that the University of the Virgin Islands carried out and which provides a snapshot of school aged children and adults on the island of St Thomas, USVI and points out areas which may require greater attention.

January 28th, 2016
Truck runs over side of hill in Long Trench

LONG TRENCH, Tortola, VI – A truck ended up over the side of a hill in Long Trench on the main island of Tortola today January 28, 2016.

January 28th, 2016
Jr Minister portfolio will not affect focus on 'fixing' 8th District- Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Junior Minister for Trade and Investment and Representative for the Eighth District Honourable Marlon A. Penn is confident that his constituents have nothing to be afraid of in terms of his being able to fully represent the district now that he has ministerial responsibilities.

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