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November 27th, 2016
SDA youth march against Domestic Violence, Chronic diseases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Stop it, stop it right now, child abuse ain’t for the youth” and “Sometimes I may forget but help me to remember” were some of the chants heard when the Youth Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of the Virgin Islands staged a health march through Road Town on November 26, 2016.

November 23rd, 2016
We must learn to live like brothers or perish together as fools

Lorna M. George

The above quote by Dr Martin Luther King Jr is so true. There was a murder committed in my village of Long Look the other day. My heart goes out to the family of the victim. We are destroying ourselves because of the hate, bitterness and hostility in our souls. Our society is saturated with hate and as result it is manifesting its ugly face as the violence we are seeing today.

November 21st, 2016
Priests can continue to absolve 'grave sin' of abortion- Pope

AP

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of the "grave sin" of abortion, extending indefinitely the special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy.

November 18th, 2016
Cuba pardons 787 inmates after Pope's call for mercy

BBC NEWS

Cuba has pardoned 787 prisoners in response to a call by Pope Francis to consider granting inmates amnesty.

September 27th, 2016
Learning to hate ourselves while refusing to admit it

Alred C. Frett

Are we as worthless as they would have us believe?

We are who we are after becoming what we are - Even Siamese Twins have their own identities and experience their individual joys and pains… During Life’s Journey we are exposed to and influenced by the teachings and actions of others but we must decide whether to accept or reject… We must decide whether to progress beyond beliefs that Earth is flat and Elders are always right.

September 4th, 2016
USVI to invest over $2M in tourism for next 3 months

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- To help strengthen the territory’s position as a premier warm weather destination and to address growing competition in the travel and tourism industry, the Department of Tourism (DOT) in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) will aggressively execute its overall marketing strategy by investing more than $2 million over the next three months to ensure the territory is a top-of-mind choice for travelers during the fall and the upcoming 2016-2017 winter season.

August 27th, 2016
US Gays target Sizzla again

CARIBUPDATE

KINGSTON, Jamaica- Sizzla’s first United States tour in eight years has hit a snag. Promoters of his September 23 show at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco (SF) have switched the show to nearby Oakland after protests by a gay rights group.

August 23rd, 2016
Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry prepares some 100 for school

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Purcell Girls' Brigade Lieutenant Tammi T. David has disclosed that the Denise Dawson Back to School Ministry is likely to go district-wide for 2017 as opposed to its current concentration on children only of the Purcell community.

August 20th, 2016
Islamophobia in the Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe

Online news reports of a recent and very threatening alleged verbal assault on a prominent Virgin Islands family for their religious beliefs is simply unacceptable. Any attack on any person for their religious and cultural identity in this territory cannot be tolerated, notwithstanding their social and economic status.

August 16th, 2016
UPDATE: Residents want Premier Smith to denounce religious attack on Muslim family

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Several residents are calling on the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith to make an urgent public statement denouncing a recent religious attack a Muslim family residing in the Virgin Islands reportedly endured.

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