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August 5th, 2020
The plight of immigrants in the VI- The message is clear


The entire Virgin Islands has been closely observing the developments within the Territory since the beginning of the year under the new VIP administration, and sure enough one would expect to have flip flops here and there every now and then given that the new administration consists mainly of new and inexperienced political representatives, which in one way could be a very good thing in that they are less likely to make decisions based on conventional norms.

August 4th, 2020
Up to $2000 fine set for violators of COVID-19 Public Health Order

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As part of the Public Health (Covid-19 Control and Suppression Measures) (No. 4) Order, 2020, signed into effect by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) on August 1, 2020, Police and Environmental Health Officers now have the powers to fine individuals breaking COVID-19 related rules.

August 3rd, 2020
Rev Turnbull praises debates on motion for constitutional review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Pastor of the Cane Garden Bay (CGB) Baptist Church in Tortola, Dr Melvin A. Turnbull has praised the debates on Virgin Island's upcoming constitutional review, adding that is a step forward for the Territory.

August 1st, 2020
VI's emancipation was a deadly fight to freedom - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the COVID-19 pandemic has turned virtual, the usual mass gatherings and events associated with Emancipation Day Celebrations in the Virgin Islands, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has urged residents to remember the meaning behind the day.

August 1st, 2020
We can't run from 'knee on neck' metaphor - Dr Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Weeks after a cartoon by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) spark some outrage in the Virgin Islands, Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley aka 'Sowande Uhuru' said the death of George P. Floyd and the imagery surrounding his death is now symbolic of oppression.

August 1st, 2020
COVID-19 & the small island advantage

By Dickson C. Igwe

Until a vaccine or cure, geography, control of population movement, and good governance are three of the most crucial factors in keeping the COVID-19 pandemic under control and at bay, in the British Virgin Islands.

July 31st, 2020
Emancipation Day in the Caribbean Region

Thomas C. Famous

As we look around our beloved Caribbean region, we see many things that have changed due to Covid 19. Less tourists, less work, hotels closed, all leading to mass unemployment, as never seen before in recent times.

July 31st, 2020
Brace for 6 months of 'famine & chaos' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Controversial and outspoken pastor and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to get prepared for what he called a 6-month prophecy of chaos and famine to impact the Territory.

July 31st, 2020
Police Commissioner's post should 'always' be filled by a local' - Hon Maduro-Caines

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Sixth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) has called for not only the Governor's seat to be filled by a local but for the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) to also be headed by a Virgin Islander, given that both positions are of national security.

July 29th, 2020
Children making major $$ but parents struggling to repay school loans- Premier

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Some parents in the Virgin Islands (VI) are reportedly struggling to repay school loans, even though their children are now in very good positions to absorb those loans.


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