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September 30th, 2019
This is our country!

Lorna M. George

In a world like today it is dangerous to run around like a chicken without a head. We must learn to think for ourselves and do not let anyone control our minds. This is exactly what's happening in this society.

September 22nd, 2019
Don’t be caught up with physical structure of church – Hon Wheatley

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI - Members and supporters of the North Sound Methodist Church were recently commended for the commitment shown towards the renovation of the structure devastated by Hurricane Irma in 2017 but were also urged to stay focused on others things, apart from the building.

August 26th, 2019
I am somebody

Lorna M. George

I was talking to a friend the other day, and she was telling me about some unfair treatment she received from the Government. She concluded by saying, “that is when you are a nobody”.

August 22nd, 2019
You must make the change you would like to see

Lorna M. George

When I attended Tuskegee University, I was a member of the Student Alumni Association. At the beginning of December the association would organise an annual ceremony called the lighting of the Christmas tree. In this ceremony the president of the university would light the Christmas tree which was placed in the campus chapel.

August 19th, 2019
We must know our neighbours

Lorna M. George

The [British] Virgin Islands is a melting pot. There are people from other Caribbean islands, North and South America, Canada, United Kingdom, Indians from India, Guyanese Indians, Chinese, Philipines etc. It is imperative that we know our neighbours if we are to love, appreciate and understand each other with our different cultures, customs and religious beliefs.

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.

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