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February 22nd, 2018
Residents & businesses strongly dispute BVIEC claims of 95% plus restoration

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI- Earlier this week the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) claimed in public statements that it had restored some 98% of electricity on Tortola and 95% on Virgin Gorda and Jost van Dyke.

February 21st, 2018
‘Your future, children, & children’s children future about to be mortgaged’- Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- “Your future, your children’s future and your children’s children future is about to be mortgaged,” stated Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA as he encouraged residents to attend a public meeting at the Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola, this evening, February 21, 2018.

February 20th, 2018
Service at the Post Office

Donald E. de Castro

“Too old to be intimidated”

We all understand why laws are made and in addition to the laws, regulations and policies are also put in place in conjunction with the laws. However, at times, I, like many of you are at a lost when we encounter situations with many government services that we find difficult to understand.

February 19th, 2018
Residents, Visitors, Immigration, Ports & Customs staff get rainy welcome

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom that first and accurately reported on the poor and inhumane working conditions for Immigration, Customs and Treasury staff at West End on Tortola, where civil servants are forced to work under an open tent.

February 19th, 2018
11,700 firms in VI own UK properties- BBC analysis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the European countries especially seek to discredit the legitimate financial services industry of the Virgin Islands, often labelling it a 'tax haven', BBC News recently published that it found a quarter of properties in England and Wales are owned by firms registered in the VI.

February 18th, 2018
O’Neal Webster has new Managing Partner, Vanessa King

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- O’Neal Webster is pleased to announce that Vanessa King, corporate, commercial, and trusts and estates attorney, stepped into the managing partner role for the law firm as of February 1, 2018.

February 18th, 2018
Portions of Lee Road on VG remain deplorable

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Over the past months, many media articles and social network posts have appeared about the poor roads on Tortola, many with gigantic potholes, pools of muddy water and many vehicles have been stuck in the potholes from East End to West End.

February 17th, 2018
The dangers of short term thinking- Part A

Dickson Igwe

Post the Disasters of September 2017, the Virgin Islands requires long term thinking. The country must establish a long term economic planning model. In other words, a long term vision for these islands must be written in granite.

February 16th, 2018
‘Things being implemented by UK right on top of us’- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ever since the publication of sections of the letter called ‘High Level Framework for UK support to the BVI Hurricane Recovery’ written to the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), many persons speculated that there was much more going on that residents were not being made aware of.

February 14th, 2018
'Formation of Interim Board opens itself up for collusion' - Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Arguing that the House of Assembly (HoA) has not approved the Recovery Agency Board stipulated by the United Kingdom (UK), Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Opposition Leader and First District Representative, is questioning why positions for the board are being advertised in local newspapers.





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