ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A key witness in the manslaughter trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa aka Pi Yoyo told the court that he saw the accused with lots of blood on his face and hands while holding on to a knife on the night of November 16, 2012 when Riky Bautista Familia aka Macoticea was dealt a fatal stab in the region of his chest.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has kept his word and met with the National Health Insurance (NHI) petitioners in an attempt to iron out perceived kinks in the mandatory health coverage scheme.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The death of Jason Leonard Vanterpool, whose body was discovered at Butu Mountain on October 12, 2015, is being treated as an act of homicide, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Although not having any scientific data to support his claim, a resident of Tortola has issued a challenge to young girls to not become sexually active at a young age as he claimed that is one of many reasons young girls are being diagnosed with cancer.
PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - Swim with the Dolphins General Manager Mr Emmanuel Gilbert has given the assurance that the dolphins there are not affected by the invasion of sargassum seaweed as the entity conducts frequent water testing as a quality control measure.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television talk show host and social commentator Richard C. de Castro said that when it comes to the allocation of the spectrum, now might be the time to show preference to a particular telecommunications company which has positioned itself in the interest of Virgin Islanders.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has stressed the need for continuing dialogue between the Virgin Islands and the United States Virgin Islands with regards to issues of Immigration and Customs which affect bands going over to the US territory to perform.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A poor last race saw Virgin Islands’ sailor Rayne Duff slip down to 4th in the final overall rankings at the RennaisanceRe Junior Gold Cup Regatta, which concluded on Sunday October 11, 2015 in Bermuda.
By Alred C. Frett
…And the Baggage of Slavery continues to weigh us down:
There is no doubt the global effects of Slavery remain high and Systemic Discrimination and Injustice within most Societies continue to diminish Human Rights while increasing the undue imprisonment of African Descendants… Meanwhile we are trained to downplay these wrongs by telling ourselves that they will pass with time – They never do and our Children are left to carry burdens we create.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Consumer Protection Bill is likely to be considered and eventually brought before the House of Assembly by the National Democratic Party administration (NDP) with a view to protecting the purchasing public as they use their hard-earned dollars in the shops and supermarkets.