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March 30th, 2020
‘The word of God was preached’ despite obstacles – Bishop Cline

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Pastor of the New Life Baptist Church in Duffs Bottom, Tortola, Bishop John I. Cline says despite the huge ‘misunderstanding’ that resulted in him being arrested for breaking curfew, yesterday Sunday, March 29, 2020, the word of God was still preached at the end of the day and many received the message of the Lord.

March 29th, 2020
‘Let’s keep faith alive’- Hon Kye M. Rymer

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI- Noting that he is well aware there are many questions regarding what will happen when the mandatory 24-hour curfew ends, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5) has assured that Government is working diligently to identify, develop and put in place the solutions to ensure that all the social, physical and economical concerns are kept in focus and addressed.

March 28th, 2020
COVID-19 & lockdown is scheme to 'control movement'- Bishop Cline

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Controversial Pastor of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff's Bottom, Tortola, Bishop John I. Cline says the global threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the accompanying curfews being implemented in several countries, is part of a grand scheme to control the movement of people.

March 28th, 2020
When the world stood still

By Moleto A. Smith Jr

For the past two months, I feel like a cast member in a science fiction reality drama series called "When the World Stood Still".

The star of this drama is a child villain, a man-child named "COVID 19", better known as "Coronavirus' to those he seeks to conquer.

March 28th, 2020
'All of you should now be in your homes' - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the Cabinet imposed 24/7 lockdown now in effect for the Virgin Islands (VI) starting 8:00pm yesterday, Friday, March 27, 2020, and running until April 2, 2020, as part of its Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has urged all to remain at home and abide by the curfew.

March 28th, 2020
The Corona recession or depression

By Dickson C. Igwe

The world economy is in the process of abysmal collapse: a major contraction in consumer demand and supply. In the USA, the current President, Donald Trump, is in denial and states that he expects the economy to begin to return to normal in April this year. Donald Trump believes economic growth precedes national health.

March 27th, 2020
Stench of rubber mat sends emergency HoA into recess

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The special emergency Sixth Sitting of the Second session of the Fourth House of Assembly, today, Friday, March 27, 2020, to address issues relating to COVID-19 in the Territory, had to be sent into recess over concerns raised about the foul smell emanating from a floor mat in the room.

March 26th, 2020
24-hr curfew: No visits to beaches, roadside garbage bins or extended dog walks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Simply put, unless you are classified as an essential worker under the Curfew Act you will be required to remain at home from 8:00pm tonight until 6:00am tomorrow morning, and then from 8:00pm tomorrow, Friday evening, to stay at home, I repeat, stay at home, continuously until 6:00am on Thursday, 2nd of April.”

March 26th, 2020
VI 'is highly capable of responding to crises' - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On the heels of the announcement of the first two cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Territory, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert has said the VI is equipped to respond to the crisis, like previous crises that have hit the British Overseas Territory.

March 26th, 2020
UPDATE: ‘I will abide by the curfew’- Bishop John I. Cline recants!

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Following a leaked WhatsApp voicenote from pastor of the New Life Baptist Church, Bishop John I. Cline regarding defying the 24/7 Territory-wide curfew to take effect from tomorrow, Friday, March 27, 2020, at 8:00pm, Mr Cline has now recanted on his decision to venture out for church.

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