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January 15th, 2019
May's Brexit plan suffers historic defeat; VI should be concerned

LONDON, United Kingdom – Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister (PM) of the United Kingdom (UK), Theresa M. May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British PM in the democratic era, after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230.

January 15th, 2019
‘Sometimes projects fail; airport expansion killed airline’—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister of Finance, Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), has finally attempted to come clean on the BVI Airways fiasco which cost the Virgin Islands (VI), some $7.2M—money still to be recovered—and has said, it was the expansion of the runway at Beef Island, which caused the company to begin to fold.

January 15th, 2019
Documents missing for Pier Park Project; Audit Report incomplete

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The long awaited Audit report, commissioned by ‘lame-duck’ and outgoing Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), into the Tortola Pier Park Project (TPP), was today Tuesday, January 15, 2019, tabled in the House of Assembly (HoA).

January 15th, 2019
Mike Hirst sets new VI kiteboarding record

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A beautiful morning greeted 11 competitors and delivered champagne sailing throughout the anti-clockwise Nanny Cay Round Tortola race on January 13, 2019, in the Virgin Islands.

January 15th, 2019
Pay attention to safety flags at VI beaches - Captain Bala

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Visitors, owners, managers, operators, skippers and masters of all vessels are asked to adhere to the flag system while visiting beaches throughout the Territory.

January 15th, 2019
Lesmore Smith & Sylvia C. Romney-Moses to run with NDP 2; announcement soon

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI - The breakaway National Democratic Party (NDP) group—now called the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM)—will announce shortly two more Candidates for the upcoming 2019 General Elections.

January 15th, 2019
Riteway runs for Diabetes, raises $8,500

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Riteway Foods Market over the weekend raised $8,500 for the BVI Diabetes Association, when employee, Mr. Henschel George, successfully represented the Virgin Islands (VI) in the Grand Cayman Marathon.

January 15th, 2019
Our Caribbean brothers & sisters are part & parcel of the fabric of this society

By Lorna M. George

One day I heard a young man who was born in another country but grew up in the Virgin Islands (VI) said,” the Caribbean people who come to this island are the dregs of their societies.”

January 15th, 2019
D2 Rep 'will not rest' until 36 pump stations fixed

BREWERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Second District Representative Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull aka “Mitch” has taken a stance to not rest until a proper sewerage system replaces the current 36 which were installed over some 20 years-ago as he voiced disapproval for proposed “Bringing back from the dead” Project.

January 14th, 2019
“I was not elected to be anybody’s puppet”-Mitch

BREWERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Former Government Member of House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull, aka ‘Mitch’, is adamant he was elected as the Second District Representative not to be anybody’s puppet.

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