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January 16th, 2018
'Perhaps there is victimisation' in Gov't- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is a fact that many bright minds have ideas on how the country could be run effectively but prefer to stay silent rather than being victimised or labelled negative, something which has been promoted by the National Democratic Party (NDP) regime, who even tried to shut down one of its own party members in the House of Assembly (HoA) late last year after he spoke up against his district being neglected since the hurricanes of September 2017.

January 15th, 2018
‘I want my $7M back’- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the National Democratic Party Government allotting a third of the total hurricane recovery funds, approximately 250 million, to the airport expansion project, many are again wondering what happened to the $7.2M of tax payers’ money already invested in BVI Airways for direct flights from Miami in the United States of America (US) to the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 8th, 2018
Recovery plan should not only be about re-establishing - Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many residents are criticising the government for formulating the Recovery Plan without the input of the populace, former political candidate Shaina M. Smith is taking it from another angle.

June 16th, 2017
‘Territory Day is not just a day to have fun’- Janice Brathwaite-Edwards

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Territory Day is a day for us to really reflect, where we came from, where we are and where we need to go as a people. That’s what Territory Day is really all about. Introspection, reflection and deciding what next.”

June 2nd, 2017
‘I reversed my diabetes through healthy living’- Ramoes Hatchett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Diabetes is a non-communicable disease that is reportedly affecting a large amount of persons in the Virgin Islands. For many it is just something they have to live with. However, Ramoes Hatchett is not such a person.

March 10th, 2017
National plan of action on behavioural change needed-Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Tackling the societal issues from the root and pleading for a plan of action on behavioral change on a national level is what at least one talk show host is suggesting as a solution to dealing with the many social ills that the Virgin Islands currently faces.

February 11th, 2017
Hon Walwyn bats for Softball in schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture Youth Affairs, and Sports Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) has told residents of the islands of Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, and Virgin Gorda, that they will not be left behind as the territory moves full pace ahead to "breathe new life" into Softball.

January 16th, 2017
Chinese cannot be allowed to compete unfairly with locals- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the weekly programme, Umoja, Cromwell Smith on ZBVI 780 AM, spoke out on just what he thinks of the territory entering trade deals with the Chinese, saying the territory can trade tourism and financial services while the Chinese trade goods; however, they cannot be allowed to come to set up manufacturing plants or to compete unfairly with locals.

January 13th, 2017
‘You can’t come into community with heavy hand’- Cromwell Smith to Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A talk show host has suggested that in order for the police to regain the trust and assistance of the community in fighting crime, they should take a “social worker” approach and not go into communities with “a heavy hand.”

January 13th, 2017
VI not as ‘safe anymore’- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A case for a comprehensive and enhanced strategy for policing has been made.



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