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May 25th, 2019
Trump, Brexit, Culture wars & the Virgin Islands Context

By Dickson C. Igwe

Cultural engagement and cultural integration between ethnic and racial groups is no longer an option for these Virgin Islands.

May 21st, 2019
Summer Sizzle BVI casting opens Wed, May 22, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Summer Sizzle BVI, a Caribbean fashion and lifestyle event held annually in the Virgin Islands (VI), will be opening its 2019 casting call tomorrow Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Save the Seed Energy Center in Duffs Bottom, Tortola.

April 24th, 2019
Easter festival @ VG more than 52 years old – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Bringing clarity to the constant debate as to the life and purpose of Easter Festival at Virgin Gorda, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said it all started in the North Sound Community.

March 25th, 2019
Love is as strong as death

By Lorna M. George

At the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018, the most Reverend Michael Curry, said, “when love is the way, no child would go to bed hungry; when love is the way, we will let justice roll down like a mighty stream and righteousness like an ever flowing brook; when love is the way, poverty will be no more; when love is the way, we will treat each other, well, like family; when love is the way, we will know that God is the source of us all, and we are brothers and

February 15th, 2019
And the truth shall set you free!

By Sandra P. Hodge

There’s a Bible verse that I often use to remind myself whenever I find myself doubting the things I want to believe: “Without faith, it is impossible to please [God], for he who comes to God must believe that He is…” (Hebrews 11:6)

January 23rd, 2019
Tortola Pier Park boots ‘soup shop’ tenant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The owners of the 'Soup Shop' at the Tortola Pier Park (TPP), is being forced to seek legal recourse, after the facility’s management allegedly, prematurely cut electricity and water supply to the business, in an attempt to force him out of the premises.

January 2nd, 2019
Ganja, Hypocrites and Social Racism

Alfred C. Frett

Greed knows no Gratitude - Were there not 10 cleansed? - Where are the 9?

Some things require change and we should try as hard as possible while others are impossible to change and we should accept that without traumatizing ourselves mentally and physically… My friend went to sleep last night and when she awoke, she was white and I went to sleep last night and when I awoke, I was black but that’s the way we are and that should never be a problem.

December 18th, 2018
VI’s A’yana K. Phillips shines as Philippines crowned Miss Universe 2018/19

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Philippines' Miss Catriona E. Gray is the new Miss Universe 2018/19 after taking the crown and beating 93 other contestants when the competition concluded in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday, December 17, 2018.

December 7th, 2018
Church should do more to empower women - Zoe J. Walcott

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Beauty queen and Virgin Islander, Ms Zoe J. Walcott who placed 8th out of 86 contestants at the recently concluded 2018/19 Mrs Globe Pageant, says conversations around women empowerment needs to hit the front burner in the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 6th, 2018
J.R. O’Neal Botanical Garden blooms again

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As part of Arbour Day celebrations on Friday, November 30, 2018, The J. R. O’Neal Botanical Garden was formally re-opened, having been destroyed by the hurricanes of 2017 which ravaged the Virgin Islands (VI).

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