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December 10th, 2018
Who qualifies to be the next premier of the BVI?

By Kenneth G. Gladstone

Even though governments have established their own identity and have taken their own path to what they perceived to be the road to making the BVI great again, it is very clear that BVI governments are yet to find the right political strategy.

December 10th, 2018
Dream Big Foundation wants VI youths to register and vote

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Dream Big Foundation, a youth group on a mission to empower youths in the Virgin Islands (VI), is urging all youths to get registered to vote in the upcoming General Elections.

December 9th, 2018
New equipment for Fire Service amidst challenges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), has signed a purchase agreement for five Rapid Response appliances to be used by the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services (VIFRS).

December 8th, 2018
VI gains Romanian training on Disaster Management

BUCHAREST, Romania – Deputy Financial Secretary in the Virgin Islands (VI), Ms M. Alva McCall recently represented the territory at a training session in Disaster Risk Reduction and Post Disaster Reconstruction at an exploratory mission to Romania.

December 8th, 2018
The Caribbean’s Economic Dilemma part A

By Dickson C. Iqwe

Most Caribbean countries, including the Virgin Islands, possess three economic idiosyncrasies- that lock West Indian jurisdictions into perpetual developing status, and the threat of systemic poverty.

December 7th, 2018
SHAME! Hon Vanterpool regrets condition at Fire Station Building

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With news of some 30 Fire and Rescue Officers working in unsanitary conditions at the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service Building, Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) — in an attempt to damage control the situation — hastily called a press conference late Thursday afternoon, December 6, 2018.

December 6th, 2018
J.R. O’Neal Botanical Garden blooms again

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As part of Arbour Day celebrations on Friday, November 30, 2018, The J. R. O’Neal Botanical Garden was formally re-opened, having been destroyed by the hurricanes of 2017 which ravaged the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 6th, 2018
‘Irma Diaries’ brings perspective to Climate Change for Asian Business Leaders

BANGKOK, Thailand, - The Irma Diaries and its message of the dangers of Climate Change, was presented with a ‘human perspective’ on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, to members of the Task Force on Green Business of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

December 5th, 2018
Report: 59% USVI children lived in single-parent homes in 2014

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - According to the 2016 USVI Kids Count Data Book published by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (C.F.V.I) on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, as of 2014, more than half of the territory’s children — 59 percent— were living in single-parent homes, even as the number of children in married-parent families increased to 39 percent.

December 4th, 2018
Oops! SUV hits curb @ Joes Hill

JOES HILL, Tortola, VI – Within the last hour, our roving camera discovered a small Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), that ran up on the side in the area of Joes Hill, on the main island of Tortola.

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