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September 5th, 2017
‘Take this storm seriously’ – Shan Mohamed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With Irma forecast to hit the Territory as a destructive Category 5 hurricane on Wednesday September 6, 2017, Nagico Insurance BVI is urging residents, customers or not, to take the warnings seriously and take all the necessary preparations to prevent loss of lives, limbs and property.

September 5th, 2017
Limited drinking water in some supermarkets throughout territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the territory prepares for the impending hurricane Irma, residents throughout the territory were seen stocking up on emergency items.

September 4th, 2017
Majority of VI would vote against independence- Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many elected members and even some of their supporters continue to sound the trumpet of independence, former long-time president of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone has suggested that they are wasting their time since if it was allowed to go to a referendum, the majority of the Virgin Islands would vote against it.

September 4th, 2017
Blogs ‘a good way of hearing what people are saying’- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has shot down the notion that he was sent to the Virgin Islands with a “hidden agenda”, contrary to what bloggers on local news sites have been suggesting.

September 2nd, 2017
Learning, education & technological disruption

Dickson Igwe

The world of education and learning is changing too slowly for a swiftly changing world of work, and major social change. Educators must be aware of this development.

September 1st, 2017
'They are basically adding new fees every minute'- Frequent visitor to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On August 31, 2017, the Government of the Virgin Islands announced in a press release that the implementation of an Environmental and Tourism Levy will take effect today, September 1, 2017. Visitors arriving in the territory via air or by sea will be required to pay a fee of $10.00.

August 31st, 2017
NDP mum on $7.2M giveaway to BVI Airways & runway expansion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has gone into hiding over the tax payers' $7.2M give away.

August 31st, 2017
Gov Jaspert not ruling ‘in or out’ use of reserved powers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After former Governor John S. Duncan OBE created controversy when he invoked his constitutional power to take money from the Consolidated Fund and giving to the police and other departments, virtually stripping the Minister of Finance of his authority to determine where and how monies are spent, the question on the minds of many is whether new Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert was also prepared to do so if he sees fit.

August 30th, 2017
VI security & safety in ‘good position’- Augustus J. U. Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Newly appointed Governor, His Excellency Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert in a press conference with media houses yesterday August 29, 2017 stated that he hopes to support the police in ensuring that the territory’s security and safety are upheld to the highest standard because it is something that he holds “dear to his heart”.

August 30th, 2017
‘My role is to support, not to be depended on’- Augustus J. U. Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), talk show hosts and members of the community on a number of occasions have continued to demand good governance, accountability and transparency from its leaders.



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