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August 14th, 2019
Do not let others push you down

Lorna M. George

There is an old adage that says, “Where ignorance is bliss it is folly to be wise.”

August 9th, 2019
Love & control is not the same

By Lorna M. George

I grew up in a well-off family in Long Look, but there was hardly any love in my family. We were reared by housekeepers, and we had all that money could buy and more. My father paid one aunt to comb four little girls hair; he paid another aunt to launder his clothes and iron them etc. My father would often say, “I love my children, but yet he controlled us with an iron fist.

August 1st, 2019
Can too much ‘freedom’ hurt?

By Sandra Phillip Hodge (Victorious Moms Mentorship Outreach)

“Freedom” is the buzzword all around us at this time. The whole length and breadth of the Caribbean is in a celebration mode; and it is all about freedom…Freedom, or emancipation from chattel slavery which ended the dreaded plantation-slave existence of the majority of the people who populated this region.

August 1st, 2019
The Public Service is not for the faint of heart

Lorna M. George

Ever since I graduated from the BVI High School, now called the Elmore Stoutt High School, I have worked for the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI). I started my long journey as a laboratory trainee at Peebles Hospital. The years were terrible and horrible years to say the least. It was here that my Christian values and morals were tested and tried.

July 8th, 2019
'If some folks had it their way' there would be no Gospel Fest'- Rev Melvin A. Turnbull

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – With Gospel Fest coming up on July 25, 2019, and now a staple in the Virgin Islands (VI) annual calendar of events, ZBVI 780 AM radio talk show host Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka', is questioning why the Christian festivity continues to be excluded from the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee's (VIF&FC) official line-up.

June 12th, 2019
All professions are contributing to the betterment of society

Lorna M. George

One day I was having lunch with a White girlfriend. She said, “The only professions in the Caribbean are doctor and lawyer.”

June 5th, 2019
We are all created equal

Lorna M. George

As I grew up in the [British] Virgin Islands many years ago, the norm of the day was to look down one’s nose on another based on his/her family background. Sad to say our parents and many persons of the day they not know better. Of course, we all drink and eat through our mouths and use the bathroom through our anus; however, it is hard to come to the light when we are surrounded with utter darkness.

June 4th, 2019
Hurricane Season & Destroying us without a reason

Alred C. Frett

We survived the Beast:

Between the Border Wall, Russian Report, Brexit, EU Elections, Donald J. Trump and Theresa M. May, everyone else has been sidelined as if unimportant… Let’s avoid that trap for, as much as we have to acknowledge them, we also have lives to live and missions to be accomplished… Our Hurricane Season has started and we must prepare as if we will be once again targeted.

Sincere Thanks & Gifts from B&F Medical Complex:

June 1st, 2019
VI pathfinders represent 142-strong in St Croix

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Virgin Islands (VI) was well represented at the 2019 Pathfinder Congressoree held in St Croix, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) from May 24-26, 2019.

May 29th, 2019
Lord open our spiritual eyes

Lorna M. George

During institutionalised segregation in the United States, George Wallace, governor of Alabama stood in front of the school house door to prevent four Black students from entering the school. He bellowed with all this strength, “Segregation now and segregation forever”. Before Governor Wallace died he lived to see the pendulum of institutionalised segregation swing from one extreme to the next.


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