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March 18th, 2019
‘I am an advocate of free speech’ – Speaker Willock

Road Town, Tortola, VI - New Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock, says the territory has absolutely nothing to fear regarding his ability to be fair and unbiased in the HoA, since he has a history of advocating for free speech and speaking out for the rights of voiceless people.

March 18th, 2019
Two injured, two dead in USVI nightclub shooting

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — Two people were injured and two died during a shooting incident late Sunday Night, March 17, 2019, in a St. Thomas nightclub, sources told The Consortium. The information was subsequently confirmed by USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte.

March 18th, 2019
Be in “Ready Mode” for 2019 hurricane season – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the 2019 hurricane season just three months away, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert is urging residents to take the necessary measures to be prepared while the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) do their parts.

March 17th, 2019
CGB Church to address VI’s ‘Intimacy issues’

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Recognising that citizens of the Virgin Islands (VI) are struggling with intimacy issues—while others are breaking up or divorcing—the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church (CGBBC) is getting ready to attack what they call ‘spiritual emptiness and broken heartedness’ in the territory.

March 17th, 2019
USVI capitalising on 'Carnival' exit from Antigua

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI - In a rather drastic move following disagreements between the Antiguan Government, Carnival Cruise Line and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), Carnival Cruise Line last week announced that it was removing Antigua from its itinerary, a decision with damaging consequences for the island, as Carnival Cruise Line alone brings 250,000 individuals to Antigua’s shores annually.

March 16th, 2019
PHOTO of Day: Hon Kye M. Rymer, a Minister with humility

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI - It was yesterday Friday, March 15, 2019, when new Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) dropped by his old place of employment to greet his former staff.

March 16th, 2019
Gov’t to regularise status of EC occupants in VI - Premier tell OECS

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in his address to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) says that he has taken the decision to urgently look into the resident status situation of Eastern Caribbean residents living in the Virgin Islands (VI) over a long period of time.

March 16th, 2019
AG to advise on Vanterpool seat fiasco – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following Mark H. Vanterpool’s (R4) flip-flopping of his resignation from the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) on March 14, 2019, Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ says he is yet to receive formal notice of the vacant District 4 seat and is seeking legal advice on the fiasco.

March 16th, 2019
Hon Fahie condemns terrorist attack on NZ Mosques

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, of the Virgin Islands (VI), Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has joined with World Leaders, in condemning the heinous attack on Muslim worshipers, who were gunned down at their Mosques in New Zealand, on Friday March 15, 2019.

March 16th, 2019
Brexit: Keeping the Overseas Territories inside the loop

By Dickson C. Igwe

Brexit is a huge economic, social, and political matter that the Overseas Territories (OT) of Great Britain must engage with.

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