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January 22nd, 2020
'Look for some tension or change' in Opposition - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Following the departure of Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) from the National Democratic Party (NDP) to cross the floor and join the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, all eyes should be on the Opposition, according to commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

January 20th, 2020
CCTV Cameras to be restored ‘in coming weeks’ – CoP Matthews

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews said in a matter of weeks, the force will be fitting and restoring CCTV Cameras throughout the Virgin Islands (VI) as part of efforts to fight growing traffic violations.

January 17th, 2020
'There needs to be separate test to licence bigger bikes' - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Reiterating his calls for safer roads before bigger bikes, Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews says robust requirements are needed with the introduction of bigger CC motorcycles in the territory.

January 16th, 2020
Computer & phones allegedly hacked @ Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the computer systems at the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital and by extension, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) were hacked which resulted in the hospital suffering from some system downtime and interruptions in its delivery of service to the general public.

January 15th, 2020
Christians are 'culprits @ destroying & oppressing' youths - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Outspoken and controversial social commentator in the Virgin Islands (VI), Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has lashed out at the local Christian community for what he called 'oppressive and manipulative' behaviours they continue to exhibit.

January 14th, 2020
Gov't wants 100 VIslanders planting marijuana by May 2020

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Initially set with a target of 40 farmers for 40 acres of land, the now developing medical marijuana industry in the Virgin Islands (VI) will now target 100 Virgin Islanders with 50 acres of land to get them planting cannabis by May 2020.

January 13th, 2020
New CDB backed revolving fund created for young entrepreneurs

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Young entrepreneurs in the Virgin Islands (VI) will soon be able to access special business financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) through the National Bank of the Virgin Islands as part of a new revolving fund to boost local entrepreneurship.

January 13th, 2020
‘All hands should be on deck’ behind Premier’s agenda – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – ZBVI ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio host and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says that given the Premier’s unconventional approach to governance and a renewed push towards the developmental agenda of the Virgin Islands (VI), all hands should be on deck to support the ideas of Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

January 9th, 2020
Sexism? Women reportedly being targeted by Immigration Department

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Immigration Department has embarked on an operation to round up undocumented or improperly documented expatriate workers in the Territory; however, the Department is being accused of discriminating against women.

January 8th, 2020
Budget Speech was about vision not 'pie in the sky' ideas - Premier Fahie

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With the 2020 Budget Speech promising a myriad of economic diversification projects such as gaming, medical marijuana, drag racing and financial technology in the Virgin Islands (VI), Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says his speech was never about the figures, rather about the accompanying vision.

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