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August 28th, 2019
UPDATE: Dorian passes over VI; Flooding in some areas of Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With strong winds subsiding and persistent rains still ongoing in the Virgin Islands (VI), as of 4:45 pm on August 28, 2019, the territory is now in the clear as Dorian moves out into the open Atlantic.

August 28th, 2019
‘I literally felt like I was in a coffin’- Ex con Ramon George

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Time served and back to everyday life in society, Ramon George aka ‘Ramon G’ has made an emotional appeal for society to positively influence the lives of young boys and men in the Virgin Islands (VI), especially through supporting the programme, Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (M.A.L.E).

August 28th, 2019
‘RVIPF not the place to get rich’ - Dept CoP Alwin James to new recruits

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Commissioner of Police, Alwin James has warned new recruits that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), is not the place to get rich.

August 26th, 2019
‘27 emergency shelters inspected & on standby’- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As concerns grow over Tropical Storm Dorian with its 60 mph winds reaching outwards of up to 45 miles from the centre of the cyclone, Governor of the Virgin Islands, H.E. Augustus J.U Jaspert aka 'Gus' has reiterated calls for residents to get prepared for the storms.

August 26th, 2019
Back to School Fiesta a ‘shout out’ not a ‘hand out’ – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Despite the fact hundreds turned out and participated in the Saturday August 24, 2019 Back to School Kiddies Fiesta on Virgin Gorda, there were the critics who labelled the event a ‘political stunt’ of giving ‘handouts’.

August 25th, 2019
Hundreds geared for school @ Back to School Fiesta on VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- When the 2019/2020 academic year commences in the Virgin Islands (VI) in September, most children are expected to enter the classrooms fully equipped with the basic essentials, thanks to the many charitable initiatives to provide as many children as possible with at least a new back pack, exercise books, pens, pencils, rulers, erasers and in most cases water bottles and bowls for their lunch.

August 24th, 2019
VIF&RS goes beyond to help fire victims

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I never really expected it,” chilling words of fire victim & father of three, Mr Marcel Davis now receiving help after seeing his life’s possessions going up in flames.

August 24th, 2019
Debt & the super wealthy

By Dickson C. Igwe

Debt is a super tool of modern economics transferring wealth from the 90% to the 1%.

Now most consumers own debt. In fact, it would not be an over assertion stating that half the population of democratic western countries are submerged in debt.

August 22nd, 2019
PHOTO of the Day: Home for VG resident 'Andy' Ham close to completion

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Thanks to some $20,000 raised through GoFundMe, a home for Virgin Gorda resident Anderson Ham aka 'Andy' is being realised.

August 22nd, 2019
‘I’m not a friend of the RDA’- Rosemary L. Rosan-Jones

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Outspoken local resident and social commentator Rosemary L. Rosan-Jones aka ‘Cindy’ has made it known she is not a supporter of the controversial Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) but said the territory needs to manage its finances better.

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