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January 13th, 2018
‘Stop the lie’ - vendor to TPP management

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Controversy erupted following the announcement on December 15, 2017 by the management of Tortola Pier Park (TPP) that children under the age of 17 years were no longer allowed in the Park without the supervision of an adult 21 years or older.

January 11th, 2018
Amid controversial ban, Tortola Pier Park CEO Dona L. Regis departs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Amid the controversial ban on minors accessing the Tortola Pier Park (TPP), its Chief Executive Officer Dona L. Regis is parting company with the Government owned facility.

January 3rd, 2018
Not fair that 'Peter paying for Paul & Paul paying for all' - ESHS Seniors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The debate continues as it relates to the ban instituted by the management of Tortola Pier Park (TPP) on unsupervised children 17 years of age and under.

December 23rd, 2017
Local business opposes controversial decision to ban minors from TPP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The decision by the management of Tortola Pier Park (TPP) to ban children 17 years of age and under from the Government facility unless accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years of age is not sitting well with some businesses there.

December 6th, 2017
‘We are not running for office in this hour’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “What we do, what we say here on Honestly Speaking comes from a principled place… It’s what we believe is in the public good.”

December 3rd, 2017
USVI lawmakers pass bill to ban large scale burning

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Lawmakers on Friday December 1, 2017 passed a bill that prohibits large-scale burning of vegetative debris in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), a move that goes against the Kenneth E. Mapp administration and federal government’s plan to incinerate the hundreds of thousands of debris left behind by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

November 29th, 2017
‘Ban all scooters in VI’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In light of the recent shootings and the numerous previous incidents involving scooters and their riders, radio personality Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is calling on government to ban the use of scooters in the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 10th, 2017
Online petition made to ban plastic straws & Styrofoam containers in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - An individual is spearheading an online petition calling on Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D Orlando Smith (AL) to ban the use of plastic straws and Styrofoam containers in the Territory.

November 7th, 2016
Ban unhealthy drinks & sweets- Elton Georges CMG, OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While admitting that the BVI Diabetes Association has not requested the statistics on the actual number of persons afflicted by the illness, the high incidence of diabetes in the territory is reason enough to focus this year’s month of activities on educating parents on the benefits of healthy living.

August 9th, 2016
E.G. Maduro slams Hon Walwyn for talk on banning USVI entertainers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Edmund G. Maduro has challenged Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn to dismiss the thought of placing a ban on United States Virgin Islands (USVI) entertainers, saying the back-lash of a ban can be more than he can ever fathom.

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