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January 16th, 2018
2017 hurricane aid distribution to be investigated!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents, non-governmental organisations and the media have been overwhelmed with allegations that the aid coming to the Virgin Islands (VI) following the two devastating hurricanes, Irma and Maria, that destroyed the islands in September of 2017 had transparent distribution issues.

January 10th, 2018
Using BVI-NPI to rescue us from non-functional insurers

Alred C. Frett

Crawling or Stepping into the New Year:

A brand-new year but the old wounds linger - With no New Year Fireworks in the Road Harbour, our National Hero, Noel Lloyd, lying broken and prostrate in a desolate and powerless Park and so many signs that our People still need all the help they can get, it is a glimmer of positivity to be told that some of the Easements we said would aid in the recovery of our Territory have finally been granted.

January 9th, 2018
House of Assembly prorogued; Next meeting unknown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) last met on December 20, 2017 at the Arbitration Centre in the Ritter House on Wickham's Cay II, Tortola.

January 5th, 2018
Homeless youths forced out by police from Purcell Community Centre

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 the Purcell and Free Bottom communities were severely affected with many houses, some of them wooden, were flattened.

December 29th, 2017
$721M needed for restoration work over next 5 years- Draft Recovery Plan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Legislators, entrepreneurs and even the man at the grassroots level continue to ponder how much it would cost for the Virgin Islands (UK) to be returned to some semblance of what it was prior to the devastation it suffered from hurricanes Irma and Maria in September and a tropical wave in August.

December 26th, 2017
Banks telling people foolishness- Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) has blasted banks in the Virgin Islands for what he called “asking them [residents] to do all sort of foolish things that doesn’t make any sense and putting people through additional expenses” following damages to their properties by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September.

December 26th, 2017
Two cruise ships in port today; Taxi drivers 'thankful & hopeful'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Every time a cruise ship docks in the Virgin Islands it is a welcomed sight, as the vessels were missing for months after hurricanes Irma and Maria assaulted the Virgin Islands in September.

December 25th, 2017
After 19 years, No Boxing Day Horse Races @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Residents who are accustomed to the annual Boxing Day horse races each December 26 at Ellis Thomas Downs or the former Little A Racetrack are still feeling the effects of killer storms Irma and Maria.

December 24th, 2017
Duty free list extended to end of March 2018

ROAD TOWN Tortola VI - Persons residing and conducting business in the Virgin Islands have had their plea answered as it relates to being given more time to import certain products duty free in order to get their lives back to normalcy following the losses and damages suffered when the territory was hit by storms and hurricanes this year.

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.

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