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January 25th, 2020
Premier Fahie jets off on personal leave

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After eleven months in office and effective January 23, 2020, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has taken time off from his job and assumed personal leave until January 28, 2020.

January 25th, 2020
Pockwood Pond garbage woes 'will soon be over' - Premier Fahie

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Damaged by a fire in 2018, the Pockwood Pond incinerator and landfill facility has been a constant eyesore than has left residents fuming after smoke from a series of landfill fires haunted the West End of Tortola.

January 25th, 2020
Victimization in politics

By Dickson C. Igwe

One politician's assertions on victimization reveal a pervasive culture.

Now, when it comes to victimization in politics anywhere, all are guilty. There is no innocent political party.

January 24th, 2020
UPDATE: Petrus Plaza BVI opens in Fish Bay

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- Some 36 persons in the Virgin Islands (VI) are now newly employed, with the opening of Petrus Plaza BVI, an investment by Belonger and US Virgin Islands (USVI) resident, Mr Allison Petrus aka ‘Allie’.

January 24th, 2020
BVITB & Film Commission receives prestigious travel marketing awards

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission (BVITB&FC) received two Adrian Awards at the prestigious Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Awards Gala on January 21, 2020.

January 24th, 2020
Premier Fahie blasts 'malicious' news article on medical marijuana industry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called out what he called, 'malicious, unprofessional and fabricated,' an article on the Virgin Islands (VI) medical marijuana industry published by a local media house.

January 24th, 2020
Laundromat run-off in VG raises pollution concerns

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The alleged heavy odour of detergent in the water in an area of Valley in Virgin Gorda has resulted in residents voicing concerns about the issue to their Ninth District Representative, and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley, who held his first town hall meeting on January 23, 2020 to report to his constituents about accomplishments and challenges of 2019 and projections for 2020.

January 24th, 2020
Burglars hit Bobby's Supermarket; Cart of $$ from safe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that burglars entered Bobby's Marketplace on DeCastro Street, Tortola, in the wee hours of January 24, 2020 and made off with cash.

January 24th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Jade-Allison J.C. Straker

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Young Professional Jade-Allison J.C. Straker is a Corporate Services Junior Administrator at Harneys; however, like most entrepreneurial youths, she has a booming small business under her watch. Island Aromas BVI manufactures and sells scented bath and body products, in addition to soy candles inspired by landmarks or delicacies in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 24th, 2020
‘I too would like details about medical marijuana’ – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Opposition Legislator, Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said despite being a member of the House of Assembly (HoA), he too is seeking information on Government’s proposed medicinal marijuana industry.

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