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July 17th, 2019
Taking a closer look at schools & churches

By Alred C. Frett

I am no Saint, Teacher nor Sunday School Preacher: None of us are perfect but not everything or everyone is bad or wrong – There is much good and right in things and People… I know this, because thanks to you, I survived challenges that could have easily destroyed me… You too, may have been fortunate and we should see our survival and successes as opportunities to give thanks by preparing the less fortunate for survival & progress.

July 17th, 2019
A Madman’s Rant

by Whitfield Mason- Caribbean Political Commentator

Honourable MARK H. VANTERPOOL is known for throwing tantrums.

If you don’t believe me –watch his so-called resignation video.

July 17th, 2019
400 air filter masks procured for landfill smoke affected residents – Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Smoke and fume affected residents in West End and in proximity to the Pockwood Pond Incinerator will be given masks in the interim, as works on key components to make the incinerator operable is likely to be completed by mid-September 2019.

July 15th, 2019
'There is actually a draft bill on the legalisation of marijuana' – Hon Natalio D. Wheatley

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- The medicinal value in marijuana cannot be ignored any further, said Virgin Islands’ Agriculture Minister Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as he told HempFest 2019 that his government is picking up where the previous government left off in the journey to legalising the plant and very soon the community will be consulted to flesh out a National Democratic Party (NDP) drafted bill currently being reviewed.

July 13th, 2019
‘Follow tradition & legalise cannabis in VI’ – Luciano

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the highly anticipated Foxy’s HempFest on Jost van Dyke gets going today Saturday, July 13, 2019, headliner and Jamaican reggae artiste Jepther McClymon aka ‘Luciano’ as promised, is putting the conversation around the legalisation of cannabis on the front burner.

July 13th, 2019
BREXIT: The 800lb gorilla mauling the UK

By Dickson C. Igwe

BREXIT is the most damaging event in recent UK history, equivalent to the Suez Crisis of the early 1960s, in terms of its malevolent effect on UK politics, economics, and society.

July 10th, 2019
93 bags of garbage collected in successful Sister Islands Clean-Up Campaign

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Sister Islands Coordinator, Ms Sasha D. A. Flax has said the clean-up activities on Anegada, Jost van Dyke and Virgin Gorda were successful ventures.

July 9th, 2019
Rain puts India's World Cup dream on hold

CNN

LONDON, UK - India has proved a nigh on unstoppable force at the Cricket World Cup, but it had no answer to the infamous English weather as rain cut short its semifinal clash against New Zealand Tuesday.

July 9th, 2019
D5 Resource Centre reopens in time for Summer Programme

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI- “This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made…” the children sang and clapped joyfully as they began their first day of summer school activities at the refurbished and reopened Resource Centre in Huntums Ghut in the Fifth District on July 8, 2019.

July 9th, 2019
Carnel D. Clyne fires back; Calls Rev Turnbull a ‘Liar’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Mr Carnel D. Clyne has fired back at comments made by Reverend Melvin A. Turnbull, during the Thursday, July 4, 2019, edition of ZBVI’s ‘Umoja’ show over revelations that Gospel Fest continues to be missing from the official VIF&FC calendar of activities for Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival 2019.

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