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June 10th, 2019
Only 2 lifeguards on duty in VI- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of having sufficient lifeguards at beaches across the territory continues to be a challenge as it was revealed during the Deliberations for Standing Finance Committee (SFC) to examine the Draft Estimates for 2019 in April that only two lifeguards are on duty in the Virgin Islands.

January 17th, 2016
5 tourists on 2 Tortola beaches narrowly escape drowning

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was last week Monday January 11, 2016 that our newsroom received several phone calls about two serious incidents that could have plunged the Virgin Islands and its tourism sector into a negative light.

August 10th, 2015
Woman drowns after father blocks rescue to save 'honour'


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — A young Asian woman drowned after her father allegedly prevented Dubai lifeguards from coming to the rescue because that would "dishonour" her, Emirati news media reported Monday.

March 23rd, 2015
‘Brace for more trouble when cruise pier re-opens’ – Concerned residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the sister islands of Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke are trying to conceptualise the reality that will hit when the Cruise Pier re-opens next month as they said issues of overcrowding at safety at the beaches were not taken into consideration by government in their planning.

February 19th, 2015
‘Give us more lifeguards’ - Fire Chief Zebalon A. McLean

LAMBERT'S ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Fire Chief Mr Zebalon A. McLean has resounded the cries for the government to place some emphasis on getting more life guards for the Virgin Islands' beaches and to do so before it is too late.


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