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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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."
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.