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May 12th, 2018
‘No time to play politics’ – Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– “For the last 30 years, everything that the international community has asked the BVI to do we have done. In the House of Assembly most of the bills are to regulate the Financial Services sector. So we are well regulated and it’s kind of disappointing that the UK parliament will still pass the bill.”

May 8th, 2018
Tales from Tortola- Part IV

Thomas C. Famous

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice.”

April 23rd, 2018
UK donates heavy-duty vehicles for Government Depts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Moments ago tonight Monday, April 23, 2018, our roving camera captured some brand-new trucks, backhoes and pickups parked neatly at the Government Administration Complex in Road Town.

April 17th, 2018
USA & UK lift travel ban on VI following Hurricanes Irma & Maria

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following two powerful category 5 killer storms Irma and Maria that hit the Virgin Islands (VI) in September of 2017, the United States of America (USA) where some 75 percent of tourists to the British Overseas Territory comes from placed on its Department of State webpage a travel ban on the VI.

April 9th, 2018
Please explain how the Virgin Islands Recovery & Development Agency Act of 2018 passed?

Anonymous opinion

Somehow after days of acrimonious testimony in the House of Assembly that revealed a shocking absence of transparency regarding this legislation, deep divisions within the National Democratic Party, and a general lack of understanding about public finance, the House of Assembly found it prudent to pass this legislation without any further public commentary.

November 28th, 2017
UK offering VI £300m in loan guarantees, £10m in grants

LONDON, United Kingdom- Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has welcomed the announcement by the United Kingdom (UK) for a recovery and reconstruction package for the Virgin Islands (VI) of up to £300 million in loan guarantees and £10 million in grants to support the Territory's recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

November 26th, 2017
‘If we were a white country UK would have helped already’- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Never shy to speak his mind on any issue in the Virgin Islands (VI), Bishop John I. Cline of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom on Tortola has implied that the British are racist in the way they are dealing with funding of its British Overseas Territory post hurricanes Irma and Maria.

May 29th, 2017
Hon. Christian calls for death penalty, blasted UK for its abolition!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was on May 12, 2017, during the continuation of the House of Assembly (HoA) that Hon. Archibald C. Christian (AL), the Junior Minister for Tourism questioned whether keeping the death penalty on the Territory's books would have been a good deterrent for crime.

March 25th, 2017
King Charles the Third, Brexit, & a New Commonwealth

Dickson Igwe

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, is the longest reigning British Monarch in history. Her reign is in its winter. The Queen, who will be 91 on April 21, 2017, is the only British Monarch most of us alive today have known. Britain has already entered the Post Elizabethan Age. Britain will be in a state of denial as a chapter in its history ends.

October 28th, 2016
Referendum on Independence would be ‘overwhelmingly’ defeated- Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Suggesting that the majority of the population is not informed enough on what it would mean for the Virgin Islands to achieve independence, Opposition Leader and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA believes that any soon referendum on independence would be easily defeated.



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