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February 16th, 2015
'Address dust & fumes from quarry & incinerator' – WE residents

WEST END, Tortola, VI – “We don’t care who say it's elections time that we complaining now but enough is enough and what goes for the goose goes for the gander. It’s time for this incinerator to be upgraded and more than anything, we need this heavy dust from the quarry to be much less if not totally stopped,” said a resident of West End.

February 12th, 2015
VG residents frustrated with open waste burning problems

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “This government can find millions of dollars to put in the hands of contractors for projects that can cost much less and for things that are not as serious as safeguarding the health of its people. The government needs to be obligated to get an incinerator here on Virgin Gorda,” said a resident of the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

February 5th, 2015
‘Help us pray for Mincie & Fossi’ – Relative

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Yesterday February 4, 2015 a close relative of Mr Mincainton Laurent, one of two who were recorded as critical following the January 24, 2015 boat accident off Virgin Gorda that resulted in the death of two persons, appealed for the continued support of the praying community for him and colleague Steve Fossi.

January 29th, 2015
Ebola virus mutating, scientists warn

BBC NEWS

Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.

January 28th, 2015
‘Return to the people with NHI’- Resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents are calling on the government of the day to show more concerns for the grass-root people and to stop “throwing things on people” without sufficient notice. This was in particular reference to the much touted National Health Insurance (NHI).

January 27th, 2015
When the sins of Seniors become punishment for the Youth

By Alred C. Frett

Martin tried but we failed him:

Appreciation for Martin Luther King seems past & forgotten except on his Holiday when Persons are forced to acknowledge that his famous Dream of Equality is still a non-reality… Things he fought for & against appear unchanged Half a Century later - Instead of Sweet Dreams, those he fought for still suffer the Nightmares of Racism, Corruption, Oppression and Unjustified Wars.

January 19th, 2015
It stinks in Carrot Bay!

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Carrot Bay community have been raising concerns about the collection of garbage, especially certain areas in the community, with claims of bins not being emptied for as long as two days.

January 19th, 2015
“Where are the jobs the Minister promised us?” – Local residents ask

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At the opening ceremony for the new Peebles Hospital, Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Ronnie W. Skelton had promised that a large number of jobs would be created for especially the young people but several residents have complained that locals are not getting any of the jobs.

January 15th, 2015
Is land an option for the BVIHSA to settle medical bills?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At a press conference earlier today January 15, 2015 the question was put to Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline by this news site's reporter as to whether or not there has been any activity to retrieve monies that are owed to the BVIHSA and his response was a resounding "Yes, Yes."

January 9th, 2015
Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE praised for hospital completion!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While it appears that some in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration would have us believe that the Virgin Islands was created after the 2011 general elections, senior member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Hon. Andrew A. Fahie (R1) provided the people of the territory with a history lesson.

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