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October 30th, 2014
‘Tropical Stones’ opens its doors in Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – ‘Tropical Stones-Cabinetry, Windows & Doors’, the Territory's newest hardware store, opened its doors at the R&R Malone Complex in Pockwood Pond yesterday October 29, 2014 offering not only quality products for the construction of homes but expertise in their installation.

October 30th, 2014
'Full year of Cruise ships from April 2015' – Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Taxi operators yesterday heard that there was one good thing that all the cruise liners have indicated to the Government team that attended a caucus in St Martin recently was that Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney, the European Groups among others, which was that their customers have indicated through surveys was that they want to come to the Virgin Islands perhaps more than many other places in the Caribbean.

October 28th, 2014
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Xmas @ AValue

HUNTUM’S GHUT, Tortola, VI – Entering AValue’s store in Huntum’s Ghut undoubtedly awakens the feeling of Christmas, one that is lit by the brilliant smiles of a friendly staff and the well-stocked shelves.

October 28th, 2014
Non-support of Govt forces EasyPay to close

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While the private sector has been committed in their show of support to its fellow private sector business, government’s reluctance get on board has forced the closure of EasyPay putting persons on the bread line as they now join the long list of job seekers.

October 25th, 2014
The Edgar Leonard Vision of a better Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe

Edgar Leonard is a popular opinion contributor in the Virgin Islands. Leonard is a bright mind. He is an analytical type. His opinion pieces on economics, and how the management of scarce resources can affect the community for better or worse are required reading for all with a stake in the territory.

October 20th, 2014
National database of buried infrastructure needed – Richard C. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Host of the Speak Your Mind television show Richard Courtney De Castro believes that there should be a national database accessible by Government departments so that there could be coordination when it comes to digging up the road to bury cables and carry out other tasks on public infrastructure.

October 13th, 2014
‘People cannot live on $4 per hour!’ – Richard C. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television talk show host Richard Courtney De Castro is again calling for the Government to address the minimum wage of the Territory, saying that while some employers pay above the minimum wage, some of them continue to pay it and people are finding it hard to survive on it.

October 11th, 2014
‘Make FS book mandatory for citizenship’ – Mr Robert A. Mathavious

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Financial Service Commission (FSC) Mr Robert A. Mathavious was supported by President of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Dr Karl Dawson in his call for persons seeking citizenship in the Virgin Islands (VI) to have vast knowledge of the financial services (FS) of the Territory.

October 11th, 2014
King Vision & Queen Infrastructure

By Dickson Igwe

The following narrative argues that vision is crucial to deciding on a national infrastructure model. Understanding a country’s physical and social infrastructure requirements begins with having an overarching national vision. The national vision is a grand idea.

October 9th, 2014
‘Hotel industry, elderly being neglected!' – PEP PRO Lorie A. Rhymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Lorie A. Rhymer believes that the Territory has neglected the hotel industry along with its elderly, some of whom retire from the industry without any monies.

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