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July 26th, 2019
Government pledges to move Agriculture forward

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said initiatives including building a market, improving land space usage and providing water to farmers are on the front burner to enable a thriving agriculture industry in the Virgin Islands.

August 4th, 2015
‘No water: You can’t brush; you can’t flush!’ - SCB Resident

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – A resident of Sea Cows Bay is peeved at the Water and Sewerage Department for the lack of water to her apartment and many adjoining ones and wants speedy remedial action taken as the days are being counted since they last had water two days ago.

June 6th, 2015
'What the NDP doing to the people over water is wickedness'- Hon Fraser

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and incumbent Third District candidate, Honourable Julian Fraser RA described as wickedness on the part of the National Democratic Party (NDP) that persons cannot get water when they want to take a bath.

December 28th, 2013
UPDATE: Water restored to Josiah’s Bay area

JOSIAH'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Potable water has now been restored to several residents of Josiah's Bay after an absence of some two weeks following a publication of the resident's plight by Virgin Islands News Online.

September 11th, 2013
Local farmer gets surprise of her life from Tola Mitsubishi

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – Local farmer, Moviene Fahie, expressed surprise and gratitude today, September 11, 2013 after receiving a JAC single-cabin 2-ton light truck from Managing Director of Tola Mitsubishi, Mr Bruce Wong.

April 3rd, 2013
More dead animals at Paraquita Bay!

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Though there have been denials that animals are being starved on government owned land in the Paraquita Bay area, stray animals continue to die due to an apparent lack of access to water and adequate vegetation in the vicinity.

March 10th, 2013
UPDATE: Taxi driver dies two days after accident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It has been confirmed that the taxi driver who was rescued from his submerged bus in the vicinity of Road Reef has died.

March 6th, 2013
UPDATE: Gov't on road to farmers market - Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator and consultant Edmund Maduro has indicated that Government is already taking the route of implementing a farmers market as a central location for farmers within the Territory to take their produce for sale.

September 13th, 2012
Oops! Truck plunged into water; no one hurt!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – [posted at 1:10pm] Around 11:30 am today, September 13, 2012 a Ford truck reportedly belonging to Randy Donovan a customs officer assigned to the Custom’s marine base rolled into the water in the area of the Police Marina base ramp at Road Reef.

August 28th, 2012
Water rationing still ongoing in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Low water resources continue to affect consumers adversely in the Virgin Islands with residents being compelled to endure water rationing in some areas over extended periods of time. These interruptions are reportedly due to constraints being experienced by the Water & Sewerage Department (W&SD).

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