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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.

January 9th, 2020
Sandbox pods to jewellery: Local woman crafts unique dolphin keepsakes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Harrigan Estate resident Tracy A. Christopher has impressed locals and visitors to the Virgin Islands with her unique dolphin jewellery made from sandbox pods for more than 30 years.

January 8th, 2020
Electronic Visa System to be installed next week

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Representatives from the Canadian Bank Note Company’s Project Team will be installing the first phase of the Border Management and Electronic Visa System next week.

January 8th, 2020
Budget Speech was about vision not 'pie in the sky' ideas - Premier Fahie

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With the 2020 Budget Speech promising a myriad of economic diversification projects such as gaming, medical marijuana, drag racing and financial technology in the Virgin Islands (VI), Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says his speech was never about the figures, rather about the accompanying vision.

January 8th, 2020
Private sector urged to get emergency plans in place

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While government is doing its part with those in its employ by promoting disaster preparedness and awareness, the private sector is also being urged to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of employees.

January 8th, 2020
From Car Wash to PR: Shakeem O. Springette pursuing his passion

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - In January 2019, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) featured young businessman Shakeem O. Springette and the launch of his 'Luxury Styles Car Wash and Detailing' shop in Sea Cows Bay. About a year later, the young entrepreneur has expanded by launching a second business called 'On Point Publicity'.

January 6th, 2020
‘Water & Sewerage a disaster’- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition member Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has lamented the massive disparity between the revenue and expenditure of the Water and Sewerage Department (W&SD) and is calling for it to be governed by a statutory body.

January 6th, 2020
'No one truly knows how many persons work @ Prospect Reef' - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following calls to pay the current staff of the hurricane-damaged Prospect Reef facility left abandoned by the former Dr D. Orlando Smith led National Democratic Party (NDP), Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the current staff complement of the facility is unknown.

January 5th, 2020
Lenius Lendor Out! John M. Samuel In! as MD @ BVIPA

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our news desk from sources connected to the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Board of Directors is that St Lucia national Mr Lenius Lendor, who was hired as BVIPA Managing Director by the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2018, is out.

January 5th, 2020
Wade N. Smith now Acting Director @ FIA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Commissioner of Customs and Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) District 5 candidate in the 2019 General Elections of the Virgin Islands, Mr Wade N. Smith, is now Acting Director at the Financial Investigation Agency (FIA).


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