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December 11th, 2019
'Everybody got a pop up shop' in Road Town- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has moved to lash out against authorities over non-action regarding widespread vending and what he called 'pop-up shops' plaguing Road Town, the capital city of the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 9th, 2019
End of Hurricane Season prompts reflection on VI’s external response to Irma

By E. Benito Wheatley

The 2019 hurricane season, which saw the immense challenge faced by the Bahamas Government in mounting an overall response to the destruction of Abaco by Hurricane Dorian, has prompted much reflection on my part on the [British] Virgin Islands’ (VI) own external response to Hurricane Irma over two years earlier.

November 30th, 2019
'Rethink procurement rules after natural disasters' - E. Benito Wheatley

WASHINGTON DC, USA - Mr E. Benito Wheatley, the Virgin Islands (VI) Special Envoy for the Government, has called on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and international partners to reexamine approaches to procurement after a natural disaster.

October 27th, 2019
Tech companies looking to setup base in VI- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Even as the local telecommunications sector is in need of a major overhaul, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has indicated that several technology companies are looking to set up base in the Virgin Islands as his government continues to push for the diversification of the local economy.

October 23rd, 2019
'Irma exposed us to strengths we forgot we had' - Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Virgin Islands (VI) makes steps towards it full recovery from the perils of hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017, building resilience remains the focus of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration, according to Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a statement released early Wednesday morning, October 23, 2019.

October 19th, 2019
Study: Hurricanes Irma & Maria resulted in hundreds of deaths

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI- A new study published by the American Journal of Public Health has drastically increased the death toll resulting from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the territory as reported by the United States Virgin Islands Government, which, as of today, still stands at 5.

October 16th, 2019
Hon Penn wants proof NDP Gov’t refused UK grants after Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition and member of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) is not taking lightly to statements made by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that the previous NDP Government refused offer of grants from the United Kingdom (UK) following the devastation of the territory by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

September 16th, 2019
Man steals pigtail for woman in aftermath of Irma; Fined $3,000

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An elderly man who admitted to stealing groceries, including pigtail for a woman after Hurricane Irma, is facing up to six months at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) if he does not pay a $3,000 fine.

September 11th, 2019
Natural & man-made disasters – Irma, Brexit & Banks

Alred C. Frett

Classifying yourself - Listen, Learn & Earn:

If you are reading this then you are still alive and among the ambitious majority with the foresight of the progressive minority just as throughout life the minority leads while the majority follows… History has always shown the failing majority as refusing to listen and learn whereas the minority that listens & learns become their herders – No wonder they liken themselves to sheep.

September 10th, 2019
Haycraft deflects the praises for new Enis Adams Primary School building

MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI- 2 years and 3 days since Hurricane Irma destroyed the Enis Adams Primary School building at Meyers Estate on Tortola, a much larger and stronger building was commissioned and handed over to the Government of the Virgin Islands, compliments of astute businessman and founder and former majority owner of Road Town Wholesale Ltd, Mr Peter Haycraft.

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