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April 9th, 2018
Where is the $7.2M BVI Airways planes? Hon Fahie calls for CoI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - We all are aware of the history when in 2016 Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) announced that he had committed the Territory into a $7 million deal with the once defunct and bankrupt BVI Airways to provide direct flights from Miami, Florida to Beef Island.

April 9th, 2018
Harrigan-Scott applauded after performance @ Commonwealth Games

GOLD COAST, Australia - Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott, Virgin Islands (VI) 100-meter sprinter was praised for her performance at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday, April 8, 2018.

April 9th, 2018
Hon Marlon A. Penn blames poor internet on liberalisation of telecoms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands was ranked by a British report last year as having one of the worst and most expensive internet services on earth.

April 9th, 2018
Please explain how the Virgin Islands Recovery & Development Agency Act of 2018 passed?

Anonymous opinion

Somehow after days of acrimonious testimony in the House of Assembly that revealed a shocking absence of transparency regarding this legislation, deep divisions within the National Democratic Party, and a general lack of understanding about public finance, the House of Assembly found it prudent to pass this legislation without any further public commentary.

April 8th, 2018
Historic wooden sloop tossed in garbage, never to return!

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom that first and accurately reported in our April 1, 2018 article that a 25-foot wooden sloop named Vigilant that some historians at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College claimed to be the oldest wooden boat in the Caribbean was sent to the trash.

April 8th, 2018
PWD resumes Brewers Bay drainage project

BREWERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Even before the August floods and the two category 5 hurricanes of 2017, the Territory’s infrastructure has been in shambles.

April 7th, 2018
Gov’t demanding boats be insured; it's the law

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the two powerful category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria that destroyed the Territory in September 2017 smashing boats, cars, planes, homes, businesses, killing humans and animals, the Virgin Islands has made some headway in the cleanup efforts.

April 7th, 2018
Clive McCoy is Tourism Liaison Officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Thriving in times of rapid change requires versatility and agility of individuals. These are the ingredients of success within any organization. During the hurricane recovery process, the Premier’s Office recognized the need to strengthen the linkage between the tourism and hospitality public and private sector, with a view to expediting the recovery of the industry.

April 7th, 2018
‘Cannon’ & ‘Passion’ laid to rest this morning April 7, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Families, friends and others were between two sometimes three funerals today, as the Territory saw some four burials this morning Saturday, April 7, 2018.

April 6th, 2018
5.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), a 5.2 magnitude earthquake was felt in the Virgin Islands (VI) this evening, Friday, April 6, 2018, at approximately 5:21 P.M.

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