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May 31st, 2018
Why Virgin Islanders and other Residents are never listened to?

Donald E. de Castro

Over the years since I returned home in 1986 (and, I do believe the situation existed before I returned) this government and past governments in their endeavour to develop this territory, in numerous instances sought advisers and consultants. In the vast majority of cases, they always used non-Virgin Islanders.

May 8th, 2018
Who are we?

Donald E. de Castro

We hear Politicians, Ministers of Religion, business owners and many other persons refer to this Territory as a Christian community. Those of us that read the bible have read the conversation between Jesus and his disciples when he asked them; who do people say I am? and after they answered him; he asked them; who do you say I am? This territory is now at a junction in its history (and has been for some time) where many people are asking, who are we?

March 1st, 2018
We need a Public Utilities Commission

Donald E. de Castro

“Too old to be intimidated”

We are now approaching the end of the second month of 2018 and March 6 would be six months after Hurricane Irma followed by Hurricane Maria.

February 20th, 2018
Service at the Post Office

Donald E. de Castro

“Too old to be intimidated”

We all understand why laws are made and in addition to the laws, regulations and policies are also put in place in conjunction with the laws. However, at times, I, like many of you are at a lost when we encounter situations with many government services that we find difficult to understand.

February 12th, 2018
A pleasant walk

Donald E. de Castro

Presently living on a hill at Pockwood Pond, today December 17, 2017 is another interesting day in my life after Irma and Maria. It has been a very trying and at the same time an experience living out of town. During the weeks after these two devastating hurricanes and having lost my van to Irma it was a trying time getting back and forth into town so it was necessary to catch a ride daily.

January 9th, 2018
I am tired: Are You?

Donald E. de Castro

We have now entered the year 2018 and I do hope and pray that the new year will be a productive, happy, peaceful and a year of pleasant experiences for all.

January 3rd, 2018
What happened to Donald E. de Castro & Straight Talk?

Donald E. de Castro

Many people have been asking this question for the past several months and I will now answer the question. There are many words by themselves that mean so much too so many people, such as Pride, Honesty, Integrity, Christianity and Truth, to mention a few.

December 12th, 2017
Does one expire with their ID?

Donald E. de Castro

In today’s world many types of security measures have been introduced for the protection and security of nations, governments, businesses and individuals. One of the IDS required by government and businesses is usually a picture ID and in some banks here in the Virgin Islands two picture IDs may be required.

November 10th, 2017
How does a bath towel get dirty?

Donald E. de Castro

We just went through Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 which we will all remember for the rest of our lives and it will be the topic of discussions over and over but now I would like to take your mind off of Irma so you can help me to solve the question which is the title of this article.

September 15th, 2016
Hon Marlon A. Penn ponders lack of local participation in VI festivals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotion Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) says Virgin Islanders need to get their cultural identity reflected in the annual festivities to observe emancipation.



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