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July 1st, 2020
Are these the new faces of hate & the ‘smear campaign against locals?'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) employees, a Mrs Rosemary R. Rosan- Jones aka ‘Cindy’ and Esther N. Fraser, have emerged as the faces of a smear campaign against locals, and resorting to telling lies, bullying and what many described as spewing hate in the public domain.

June 18th, 2020
‘I will not boycott VINO’- Local businessman resists being bullied

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A prominent local businessman, former Education Minister and social commentator has related he is not subscribing to the bullying tactics being employed by a few members of the public to get advertisers to discontinue doing business with Virgin Islands News Online (VINO).

June 17th, 2020
Are boycotters the greater danger to the VI?

Alred C. Frett

You may have heard of guests on a talk show trying to personally insult me for taking a stand for the Freedom of Speech and refusing to be controlled by persons who do not have the greater interest of BV-Islanders at heart… You may wish me to retaliate in shouting matches but I see no need to stoop that low when we can first try to educate and uplift those who may have lost their way.

June 15th, 2020
Statement by Virgin Islands News Online over cartoon posted on June 15, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom has been overwhelmed with calls for and against the cartoon posted today Monday, June 15, 2020. We are surprised with sentiments that our cartoon has somehow trivialised serious ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests in the United States and around the world.

August 23rd, 2017
Boycott? 8 Members & Speaker snub Governor's swearing in!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was a quiet, short and unassuming ceremony for the newly appointed senior civil servant in the British Overseas Service to hold the title of Governor.

April 6th, 2017
Was there a Cabinet boycott in protest of Governor?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was Wednesday March 29, 2017 that the Government of Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) reportedly boycotted a Cabinet meeting.

November 14th, 2016
Gov Duncan tells businesses to boycott media outlets promoting hate

WICKHAMS CAY, Tortola, VI – Immigration threats, said Governor John S. Duncan OBE, has been a big issue for the past two weeks as he also called on entrepreneurs to re-consider their support for media outlets that promote hate.

July 29th, 2016
Julian Willock breaks silence; says he will have 'lots to say' after Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The young man who has emerged as the new voice of reason and consensus, former Permanent Secretary Julian Willock, has again broken his silence on recent media reports.

February 4th, 2016
UPDATE: Gov't confirms VINO story of Farmers' Week cancellation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As first and accurately reported by this news site on January 14, 2016, Farmers’ Week 2016 has been cancelled.

July 29th, 2015
UPDATE: Showtime Band boycotts Road March 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online had reported on July 23, 2015 that eight-time VI Road March champions Showtime Band was uncertain for this year’s Road March and can now confirm that the popular band will not feature in this year’s competition.

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