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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.

July 28th, 2020
'Discriminatory that some Belongers cannot run for office' - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative and Virgin Islands Belonger, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool says it remains discriminatory that, according to the Virgin Islands Consitution, Order 2007, some Belongers have been disenfranchised from running for office in the Territory.

July 28th, 2020
Governor's Office a 'symbol of discrimination & injustice' to VIslanders - Premier

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has reiterated his calls for a Virgin Islander to be holding the post of Governor instead of a UK appointed native.

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