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May 20th, 2019
D4 saga is ‘a pissing contest’ - Elton Callwood

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the case surrounding House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock Vs Fourth District Representative-Elect Mark H. Vanterpool heading to the Court of Appeal for the final decision, social commentator Elton Callwood is calling the entire debacle a "pissing contest", meaning a competition between rivals to determine superiority and predominance.

May 20th, 2019
VI residents urged to utilise 'dreaded' Sargassum seaweed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being urged to utilise the Sargassum seaweed that washes up along the Territory’s shorelines, given its many environmental benefits.

May 19th, 2019
Tropical Avengers wins 2019 Rotary Fun Car Rally

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Tropical Avengers proved to be the best at following directions, conquering challenges and having a vast knowledge of tourist sites, places and history of Tortola. This resulted in them emerging as the winners of the 2019 Rotary Club of Tortola’s Fun Car Rally.

May 17th, 2019
'Fast Track Initiative' causing division, but Premier is right – Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the debate over immigration reform in the Virgin Islands (VI) continues, it appears that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ‘Fast Track Initiative’ led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is creating some amount of rift over whether the move by the administration to regularise expats living and working in the Virgin Islands for 15 years and more should be priority at this time.

May 17th, 2019
Protestors seek to have Mark H. Vanterpool sworn in to HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A group of protesters have shown up at the House of Assembly (HoA) requesting that Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool be sworn in as a Member of the HoA today, May 17, 2019.

May 17th, 2019
Illness stricken educator raising funds for school children

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Virgin Islander and Educator, Ms Cleopatria A. King-Defreitas aka ‘Cleo’ has a remarkable story of survival after 19 surgeries, which included 15 abdominal and 4 brain surgeries, plus a minor stroke with relapses.

May 16th, 2019
'Work for a short time & leave' – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A former Chief Immigration Officer has suggested that a process of allowing persons to work in the Virgin Islands (VI) for a short period and then be made to leave the Territory be implemented.

May 15th, 2019
‘You have gotten my attention for amendments’- Premier Fahie

WICKHAM'S CAY 1, Tortola, VI - As the fast track Residency and Belonger status regularisation programme continues to face opposition from some Virgin Islanders, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) today, May 15, 2019 met a group of such persons to hear their concerns with a view to responding and to ultimately acting on them as necessary.

May 15th, 2019
Are we really losing our country all over again??

Alred C. Frett

Immigration – The Sore that won’t heal:

All across the World immigration remains a hot button issue; whether it’s new like Windrush and Brexit or Islamophobia and Border Walls, or old like, Australia, South Africa, Denmark or Brazil, the common thread is for the Oppressors to take away and develop the Properties of others by deceit or force and then lay sole claim to these Properties while victimising the original owners.

May 14th, 2019
Same-sex marriage policy should be matter for VI to decide- UK Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United Kingdom Government of Theresa M. May has said it will not force the British Overseas Territories (OTs) to legalise same-sex marriage but will continue to engage them, to ensure their legislation is compliant with their international human rights obligations.

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