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July 2nd, 2020
All men are created equal

Lorna M. George

In America the word white means superior and the word black means inferior. According to the Compact American Dictionary the word white is a colour e.g. like the white or whitish part, as of an egg. Black is also a colour e.g. without light, the achromatic colour of maximum darkness. In the Caribbean white is a colour e.g. a white shirt; black is a colour e.g. a black skirt.

June 2nd, 2020
The seven percent tax

Lorna M. George

There is an old adage that says, “God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform”. My brothers and sisters who send our money to their native countries via transfer money services such as Money Gram and Western Union may have felt a bit disappointed when the government put a seven percent tax on money going out of the country.

March 20th, 2020
Remember thy creator in the days of thy youth

Lorna M. George

The most popular book ever printed, the Bible, reminds us to, “Remember our creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shall say, I have not pleasure in them.” Ecclesiastes 12:1.

February 11th, 2020
Born for Greatness

Lorna M. George

On 02.02.2020 I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the launching of my cousin, the Deputy Governor, David D. Archer Jr’s book- Pioneering Greatness in his own unique and enterprising way.

December 20th, 2019
We all have a destiny

Lorna M. George

David, the shepherd boy, the youngest of the seven sons of Jesse was anointed by the prophet Samuel to be the second king of Israel after God rejected Saul, the first king of Israel. 1 Samuel 15: 1-13.

August 26th, 2019
I am somebody

Lorna M. George

I was talking to a friend the other day, and she was telling me about some unfair treatment she received from the Government. She concluded by saying, “that is when you are a nobody”.

August 1st, 2019
The Public Service is not for the faint of heart

Lorna M. George

Ever since I graduated from the BVI High School, now called the Elmore Stoutt High School, I have worked for the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI). I started my long journey as a laboratory trainee at Peebles Hospital. The years were terrible and horrible years to say the least. It was here that my Christian values and morals were tested and tried.

July 26th, 2019
Unfair Airport Development Fee will be disbanded

Lorna M. George

I am a preacher in the Methodist Church, BVI Circuit so I often travel to Anegada to preach and keep Sunday morning worship at the Anegada Methodist Church.

June 5th, 2019
We are all created equal

Lorna M. George

As I grew up in the [British] Virgin Islands many years ago, the norm of the day was to look down one’s nose on another based on his/her family background. Sad to say our parents and many persons of the day they not know better. Of course, we all drink and eat through our mouths and use the bathroom through our anus; however, it is hard to come to the light when we are surrounded with utter darkness.

May 23rd, 2019
Wrong cannot conquer right

Lorna M. George

When I graduated in 1984 and returned to Peebles Hospital to work, my stay there only lasted four months. As a result of my Christian values and my love for people I could not get involved in the wrong things I saw happening there. I refused to do what they wanted me to do. No one can make me do what is wrong. If my conscience condemns me I am not going to do it. I abhor wrong.

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