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October 22nd, 2019
'BVI not a begging society'- NDP Gov't told UK while refusing aid

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has detailed a shocking tale as told by United Kingdom (UK) officials on how the former Dr D. Orlando Smith led National Democratic Party (NDP) administration allegedly refused international help in the height of suffering following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.

October 22nd, 2019
Homeless person takes up residence @ The Stickett

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- The Stickett in Long Look, on the main island of Tortola, has become more than just a meeting place and a fancy piece of architecture, as a homeless man has since taken up residence there.

October 22nd, 2019
Paid parking in RT among plans to address traffic woes - Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) says his ministry is working to address traffic congestion and parking issues in the capital city and this will start with the commissioning of a study on the traffic flows in the area.

October 22nd, 2019
Hon Vanterpool warns of 'rocky road' ahead in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Taking umbrage that Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had called the Virgin Islands (VI) Opposition a 'Law unto itself," while in power, former Minister of Government under the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) moved to lash out at House Speaker Hon Julian Willock for what he called an endorsement of the Premier's statement.

October 21st, 2019
‘If you give me $1M I can fix’ CGB beach issue – John I. Cline

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Claiming to have no knowledge of what is being done to fix the issue of the Cane Garden Bay Beach being contaminated, especially due to sewerage overflows and after heavy downpours, outspoken citizen and clergyman John I. Cline aka ‘Bishop’ has challenged government to give him $1M to have the issue permanently resolved.

October 19th, 2019
Time to decriminalise marijuana in the VI - Karl M. Scatliffe

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Former President of the BVI Taxi Association and Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Fourth District Candidate in the 2019 General Elections, Mr Karl M. Scatliffe, says it is time the territory follow international trends and decriminalise marijuana, however, there must be restrictions in place to prevent drug abuse from vulnerable groups.

October 19th, 2019
'Fungi never tasted so good!' as BVI Food Fete 2019 launches

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When you sample a bite-size piece of red snapper on top of a matching piece of fungi, topped with shredded mango chutney and the flavours saturate your mouth, all you can say to yourself is "Fungi and fish never tasted so good!"

October 17th, 2019
Gov’t should get involved in Foxy’s controversy – Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In an effort to secure the integrity of the internationally acclaimed “Foxy’s” brand as a main tourist attraction for the Virgin Islands (VI), at least one indigenous Virgin Islander has publicly called on the government of the day to intervene in the fiasco on the sister island of Jost van Dyke.

October 16th, 2019
'If these people are not working, they need to be deported'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - As the conversation surrounding immigrants and employment in the Virgin Islands (VI) continues, the 'Honestly Speaking' radio show moderator and pastor, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, is calling for the deportation of unemployed expatriates residing in the territory, as a matter of priority.

October 15th, 2019
Revisiting our role in our children’s destiny

Alred C. Frett

The speed of Information tells us more than they think:

The speed and spread of Internet take us from UK to US to VI and all across the world - Brexit and Trump have kidnapped the airwaves with talk of Nationalism and War even as Greta and the Children struggle to save the Planet through Green Deals and Peace… This is no easy battle when Man, like the Tamarind Tree, is programmed not to allow even its own to survive beneath its shadow.

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