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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.

August 28th, 2019
Police ready to combat looters this hurricane season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews has assured that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is primed and ready for any type of crime or looting that may occur should a catastrophe hit the territory this hurricane season.

July 10th, 2019
12 companies submit bids for removal of derelict boats across VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sunken vessels in waters and damaged and abandoned boats on land throughout the Virgin Islands are grim reminders of the destruction of Hurricane Irma that hit the territory on September 6, 2019. They also give the impression the territory has been struggling in its recovery efforts.

July 5th, 2019
We have forgotten Irma & returned to our evil ways- Jennie N. Wheatley

EAST END, Tortola, VI-It was said by many that when Hurricane Irma ravaged the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017, it brought about a relationship among many that was never seen before, as persons united to not only relate their experience but to also begin the arduous clean-up work.

June 27th, 2019
Local author launches 'captivating' book: Irma Brings Love

EAST END, Tortola, VI - September 6, 2017 is a day marked in the minds of many with destruction and devastation, and rightly so. However, one local author is trying to change that view, to get persons to look at all the positives of Irma instead of focusing on the negatives.

June 14th, 2019
JvD holds remnants of NDP neglect & hurricanes Irma & Maria

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- While many residents have praised the now ruling Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government and have expressed hope they will do a good job, the sister island of Jost van Dyke (JvD) is still not fully out of the woods.

June 8th, 2019
Cows graze freely @ East End Police Station

EAST END, Tortola, VI - "Irma is no excuse," remarked resident Neil Nicholson when directing a Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) Reporter to a Facebook post where no less than ten cows were photographed recently in and around the compound of the East End Police Station.

May 24th, 2019
Security plan set for 2019 hurricane season - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As preparations continue for the upcoming 2019 hurricane season in the Virgin Islands (VI), Governor Augustus J. U Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ has indicated that a security plan is already in place in the event of a hurricane hitting the territory, which could result in things getting out of hand.

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