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July 17th, 2020
Author & Young Entrepreneur: Meet 12-year-old Amia A. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While lots of Millennial and Gen Z youths are taken up with the latest online trends and tik-tok challenges, 12-year-old Amia A. Wheatley has already written her first book and is using her time and energy to pursue ambitious goals that will secure her future.

July 17th, 2020
CARICOM Reparations Commission

Thomas C. Famous

Recently, in some of our sister islands there have been some general elections over the last few months.

July 17th, 2020
Jamal S. Smith appointed Chairman of VI Arbitration Tribunal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Local Attorney-at-Law Jamal S. Smith has been appointed the new Chairman of the Virgin Islands' Arbitration Tribunal for the next two years, effective August 1, 2020.

July 16th, 2020
VI financial services holding strong but it’s not all a glory story- Elise Donovan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the Territory’s major revenue earners, the financial services industry has been resilient and robust during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic; however, Chief Executive Officer of BVI Finance, Ms Elise Donovan said the local industry must not get comfortable but continue to be vigilant and proactive.

July 15th, 2020
No date in mind yet for resumption of cruise tourism- Vance M. Lewis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands continues to reopen its borders in a phased manner, there is still no word as to when cruise tourism is likely to resume as, apart from the Virgin Islands Government having to give the go ahead to receive cruise ships, cruise liners are also awaiting word from health authorities in various countries as to when they would be allowed to resume service.

July 14th, 2020
Gov't, TRC discuss enforcement of standards for internet providers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Placing local telecommunications services under the spotlight, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the Government, along with the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), has discussed ways to ramp up enforcement when it comes to better delivery of service from local internet providers.

July 14th, 2020
WINAIR discontinues flights to Aruba/Curacao

SIMPSON BAY, St Maarten – Noting that the effects of COVID-19 continue to cause negative consequences on the regional population, Winward Islands Airways International N.V. (WINAIR) announced today, July 14, 2020, that its services to Curacao and Aruba are discontinued effective today.

July 14th, 2020
Expelled foreigners will be able to regain VI employment - Hon Wheatley

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Expats who return to their homeland due to unemployment that came as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Virgin Islands (VI), will get an opportunity to be rehired once the pandemic period subsides and their old job is available.

July 14th, 2020
4 companies bid to supply diesel & lubricants to BVIEC for next 2 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is currently ‘vigorously’ evaluating bids for a supply contract to provide Diesel Oil for Anegada Power Station, and Lubricating Oil together with the removal of Waste Oils and Slops at Henry Wilfred Smith Power Station at Pockwood Pond for the period September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2022.

July 14th, 2020
The question of making COVID-19 an excuse for abuse

Alred C. Frett

Making Right wrong or Scapegoating Uncle Tom:

Sincere thanks and empathy to all those persons and businesses who are helping others even as they struggle and suffer through this Covid-19 pandemic and other disasters… We remain in this together and should be concerned about a potentially bad hurricane season so all I am doing is using our past, present and future to deal with issues with the hope of avoiding dangers.


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