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September 12th, 2016
Airport project controversy stems from lack of open discussion- John Lewis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “A major issue,” is how co-host of the Speak Your Mind show on JTV channel 55, Mr John Lewis has described the lack of “honest” discussion by the Government of the Virgin Islands regarding the proposed runway extension project at the Terrance B. Lettsome International airport on Beef Island.

September 11th, 2016
Ghuts must be better managed- Richard C. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A suggestion has been made for lawmakers to consider changing the “situation” in the Virgin Islands where surveyors who demarcate land put boundary points in the middle of the ghuts.

May 30th, 2016
Bank's ATM policy caters to the rich only - talk show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller who called in to the Speak Your Mind television talk show on Saturday May 28, 2016 expressed concern after he was told by one of the leading commercial banks in the territory that unless he was making a deposit of $3,000 or more he had to use the ATM machine.

May 20th, 2016
Don’t wait until 3 or 4 years to check on SS & NHI payments- TV show host

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the Speak Your Mind television show, Mr Richard C. deCastro has urged employees not to wait until years to check whether their employers have been making payments to Social Security or National Health Insurance.

May 8th, 2016
Expats are scared of joining unions - Talk show hosts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Television talk show host Richard C. de Castro and co-host Bevin A. George have expressed their concern over the continuation of workplace abuse in the territory, saying that the large number of work permit workers makes it difficult for there to be any worker representation.

March 15th, 2016
Gov't should 'force' phone companies to up their game – Bevin S. George

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Vigilant Stars' Worthy Patron Bevin S. George believes Government should put more pressure on telecommunications companies operating in the Virgin Islands to improve their service and upgrade to the latest mobile technologies to bring the territory up to par with other developed countries to the north.

February 23rd, 2016
Let’s preserve history to benefit tourism drive – Richard C. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television talk show host Richard C. De Castro has urged Government to start a preservation campaign with a view to keeping the territory’s history alive in the area of post-colonial society by keeping old historic structures intact.

December 18th, 2015
‘I have to ask Hon Walwyn about Festival payments’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said he needs to consult with Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn on whether outstanding balances for Festival 2015 performers were completely settled.

December 15th, 2015
'Get the courage to lobby Gov't to amend jet ski law'- Richard C. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Arguing that jet skis are much safer now and there needs to be more job opportunities for youth, television talk show host Richard C. de Castro is once again emphasising that it may be time to lift the ban on jet skis in the Virgin Islands.

November 2nd, 2015
Non-payment to local artistes for Festival ‘disrespectful’- resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “When is the Festival Committee going to pay people?” This question has surfaced again. This time it was on the Speak Your Mind show with host Richard Courtney de Castro on JTV Live on Saturday October 31, 2015.


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