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June 19th, 2020
Premier joining youth organised 'Black Lives Matter' march

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Urging Virgin Islanders to not be afraid of speaking out against racism, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says he will be joining a local youth organised 'Black Lives Matter' march scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2020, starting 2:30pm at the Noel Lloyd Positive Movement Park.

June 19th, 2020
PAY IT FORWARD – In Honour of RAEQUAN MAKHAIL ROBERTS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- He touched the lives of many while alive and even while he is gone, Raequan M. Roberts continues to make a positive impact through his family and friends.

June 18th, 2020
New curfew begins from midnight!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands continues its phased reopening following total shutdown due to the presence of the coronavirus in the Territory, Cabinet has decided to further push back the curfew as well as relax other measures.

June 18th, 2020
Free speech under threat with calls to ‘put VINO out of business’- Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Lambasting persons who have been advocating for the boycott of Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) over a cartoon published on Monday, May 15, 2020, ‘Umoja’ radio show host Cromwell Smith aka ‘Edju Enka’ says their action is now putting freedom of speech under threat in the Virgin Islands.

June 18th, 2020
'Illegal gambling is already taking place in BVI' - Premier Fahie

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Amidst criticism from religious groups and Opposition Members, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says "beyond the shadow of a doubt," there is a need to move forward with gambling legislation, and introduce regulated gambling in the Territory.

June 17th, 2020
VINO responds to Governor’s statement over cartoon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- We find it curious and questionable that a Sitting Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has the time to comment about a cartoon (free speech satire) that has already been explained and the matter closed.

June 17th, 2020
Are boycotters the greater danger to the VI?

Alred C. Frett

You may have heard of guests on a talk show trying to personally insult me for taking a stand for the Freedom of Speech and refusing to be controlled by persons who do not have the greater interest of BV-Islanders at heart… You may wish me to retaliate in shouting matches but I see no need to stoop that low when we can first try to educate and uplift those who may have lost their way.

June 17th, 2020
VINO's Cartoon 'a representation of what I see'- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Man of the Cloth and ZBVI 'Honestly Speaking' radio moderator Claude O. Skelton-Cline has broken his silence regarding a Monday, June 15, 2020, cartoon published by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) that ties directly into social commentary made by him on the Tuesday, June 9, 2020, edition of his popular radio show.

June 16th, 2020
Premier touts more jobs, revenues with regulated gambling

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has promised more jobs as well as more revenues under a new Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Act, 2020, currently being debated in the House of Assembly (HoA).

June 16th, 2020
'Understand racism & not expect to be honoured by racists'- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the conversation surrounding institutional racism deepens around the world, closer to home talk show host and social commentator, Mr Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju Enka' said at an early age he taught his American daughters about the presence of systematic racism in America.

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