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October 23rd, 2020
Gov Jaspert to deliver final Speech from the Throne Nov 5, 2020

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Outgoing Governor, His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert will deliver his final Speech from the Throne when the First Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) commences at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

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.

June 14th, 2020
Some locals tearing each other down while professing Christianity- Dr Wheatley

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- “Mr Speaker, it saddens me sometimes when I see Virgin Islanders tearing each other down. Sometimes we maximise our faults and minimise our strengths. Mr Speaker, sometimes we choose not to see the best in each other. We become suspicious of each other, and we, at times, tarnish each other’s good name.”

June 5th, 2020
'Call a meeting with all bikers'- Skelton-Cline urges Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government’s three week-ban of three-wheel or less vehicles, which includes motorbikes and scooters, from 5:00 pm to 5:00 am, has been receiving mixed reactions from members of the public.

June 4th, 2020
Hon Rymer clarifies controversial curfew scooter ban

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial 3-week scooter ban imposed by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government of Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), effective today, Thursday, June 4, 2020, has been clarified by the Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5).

April 12th, 2020
Tasing of homeless man by police caught on camera

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Three days after a video of a police officer tasing a young man in Long Look began circulating on social media, raising concerns in some sections of society, a video is now being shared on social media showing a police officer tasing a homeless man who was on the ground and not appeared to be posing a threat to police at the time.

December 10th, 2019
Justice Smith Out! Justice Ward In- as new High Court Judge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Justice Ann-Marie Smith, the High Court judge who has raised eyebrows with some of her sentencing in the Virgin Islands, is leaving the Territory.

September 29th, 2019
‘You wouldn’t want a storm named Shereen’ – Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of three female legislators in the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) has said persons should not desire her to “create a storm” but rather look at the fruits of her involvement in nation building.

August 26th, 2019
Back to School Fiesta a ‘shout out’ not a ‘hand out’ – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Despite the fact hundreds turned out and participated in the Saturday August 24, 2019 Back to School Kiddies Fiesta on Virgin Gorda, there were the critics who labelled the event a ‘political stunt’ of giving ‘handouts’.

August 18th, 2019
'$50K spent on Bunji Garlin is money gone' - Eustace C. Freeman aka ‘Boss’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As post-mortems on the just concluded 65th Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival continue, a local musician and promoter has said past and present leaders of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) have struggled to understand that the Virgin Islands Festival is neither a carnival nor a music festival.


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