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May 29th, 2018
Scrub Island Resort named Scott McArdle as new General Manager

SCRUB ISLAND, VI - Our newsroom can confirm that Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina has named Scott McArdle as its new General Manager effective last week. Mr McArdle who hails from Lanark, Scotland comes to the job with much hospitality experience.

May 10th, 2018
Expat contractors overcharging locals to build - Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “Those persons who are here on work permit that are now charging outside the norm, whether it be $100 a day for a labourer, they now want to charge a lot more. I say we go and see how much was put in for their work permit, see who they are working under.”

February 19th, 2018
Miss World Manushi Chhillar to visit VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A 12 member delegation including the reigning 2017 Miss World Manushi Chhillar of India, 2016 Miss World Stephanie Del Valle of Puerto Rico, Chairwoman of the Miss World Organisation Julia Morley, five continental queens, and other senior management of the Miss World organization will be travelling to the Virgin Islands (VI) this month to participate in the recovery efforts.

February 15th, 2018
Residents fearful about upcoming hurricane season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the territory are expressing they are fearful that their homes might not be ready for the upcoming hurricane season which is said to likely be very active.

January 26th, 2018
‘Give sister islands some independence’ – VG resident to Gov’t

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – In a full Catholic Community Centre on Virgin Gorda, leaders of the territory heard that it’s antiquated to have a system of electricity that shuts down an entire territory of multiple islands when a small problem develops on the main island.

November 28th, 2017
UK offering VI £300m in loan guarantees, £10m in grants

LONDON, United Kingdom- Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has welcomed the announcement by the United Kingdom (UK) for a recovery and reconstruction package for the Virgin Islands (VI) of up to £300 million in loan guarantees and £10 million in grants to support the Territory's recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

November 14th, 2017
Peter Haycraft makes $1M valued donation for rebuilding of school

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A number of businesses, organisations and individuals have been coming forward with substantial assistance to the education system in the Virgin Islands.

October 28th, 2017
The Post Disaster Economy

Dickson Igwe

The following story is part of a series of narratives: “A STORY OF DISASTER: HURRICANE IRMA AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.” Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history.

October 12th, 2017
USVI governor asks congress for $5.5 billion to help rebuild

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— The cost to rebuild the US Virgin Islands’ (USVI) infrastructure after last month’s devastating Category 5 hurricanes is estimated at $5.5 billion dollars, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp said Thursday, October 12, 2017.

January 1st, 2014
A New Year Sermon: 2014 - the year to rebuild community through compassion and service

By Dickson Igwe

This message is a New Year admonition and a sermon for news media. It exhorts Virgin Islands society to rebuild its broken communities. It is a personal reflection based upon hard experience. It asserts that materialism and greed have brought little benefit to Virgin Islands society: the pursuit of materiality is a mass deception, leaving the pursuant with a life that is shallow, empty, and hopeless.



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