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January 11th, 2020
Airplane accident temporarily closes Anegada Airport

BEEF ISLAND, Tortola, VI - The Auguste George Airport at Anegada was yesterday, Friday, January 10, 2020, temporarily closed after a minor accident with an inbound aircraft at around 2:25 pm.

January 11th, 2020
Brexit & Offshore Finance

By Dickson C. Igwe

Brexit will be a boon to the offshore finance industry in the short term, at least

Will Brexit be advantageous to offshore finance? The answer could well be yes.

The European Union is pro-regulation of offshore finance for obvious reasons. The EU is much less of a deregulated economy than a Post Brexit UK is likely to become.

January 10th, 2020
All the places in VI named after 'murderers & thieves’- Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Outspoken and controversial talk show host, Mr Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka', who hosts the Umoja show on ZBVI 780 AM, has made calls for several prominent places in the Virgin Islands to be renamed, given that they were originally named after ‘Pirates and thieves’.

January 10th, 2020
Local Tiffany R. Scatliffe-Esprit appointed Acting DPP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Principal Crown Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs Tiffany R. Scatliffe-Esprit has been appointed as Acting Director of Public Prosecutions with effect from December 14, 2019.

January 10th, 2020
Whoop Whoop takes first win of RBVIYC 2020 sailing calendar

ROAD HARBOUR, Tortola, VI- Four trimarans took to the water for the first race of the Royal BVI Yacht Club's 2020 calendar, the Halyard Challenge, and it was Kevin Rowlette's Whoop Whoop who claimed line honours and the overall win on January 4, 2020.

January 10th, 2020
'Virgin Islands tax cooperation with France overlooked'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Premier and Minister of Finance of the [British] Virgin Islands Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the good tax cooperation between the [British] Virgin Islands and France has been overlooked in the French Government's decision to include the jurisdiction, among others newly added, to its list of non-cooperative states and territories in tax matters.

January 10th, 2020
HMP inmate Malik Maduro allegedly stabbed

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- An inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut is currently a patient of D. Orlando Smith Hospital after being stabbed by a fellow inmate on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

January 10th, 2020
Fire chief Zebalon A. McLean hailed a ‘hero’ by accident victim Colin Stevens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the victims of the December 5, 2019 accident that occurred at Fahie Hill, Tortola, has showered praise on all those who were involved in the rescue mission but had special mention for Chief Fire and Rescue Officer Zebalon A. McLean, who he said entered the unstable vehicle when no one else wanted to take the risk.

January 10th, 2020
Final 2016 increments to be paid by February month end!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr has promised public officers that all remaining increments for 2016 will be paid in the next 49 days.

January 9th, 2020
Our Hometown

By Thomas C. Famous

"Now Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores

Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more

They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks

Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back

To your hometown

Your hometown"

Bruce Springsteen.

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