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May 17th, 2018
‘Social movement is necessary for a community’s progress’ - Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Shaina M. Smith, political aspirant and social commentator, believes that social movement the effect change in a community is important for progress, while noting that it has helped the political development of the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 11th, 2018
'Back off UK!'- VI residents drumming up support for public demonstration

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In what is considered a most controversial amendment and one that forces the Virgin Islands (VI) to implement a public register that reveals the names of its beneficial owners of offshore companies registered in the British Overseas Territories, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), strongly stated that his government will not comply with the amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill until it becomes a “global standard."

April 3rd, 2018
VG Easter Festival wraps up with 'Beach Picnic & Family Fun Day'

ST THOMAS BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Persons came out in their numbers to the Annual Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Explosion Beach Picnic and Family Fun Day on Monday, April 2, 2018, on the St Thomas Bay Beach on Virgin Gorda.

December 17th, 2017
Some 240 enter Scotiabank 5K Charity Walk/Run

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons on the main island of Tortola came out in large numbers on December 16, 2017 to run or walk in support of the BVI Autism Centre, which was damaged by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

September 14th, 2017
UK Parliamentarians pledge support for BVI after hurricane Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- E. Benito Wheatley, Director and EU/UK Representative of the BVI in London has welcomed the support offered to BVIslanders by UK Parliamentarians. 

January 22nd, 2017
'Be Tolerant with us'- Sgt Rock to EE/LL residents

EAST END, Tortola, VI - Despite having its fair share of intolerable criminal activities of ‎murders, gun point robberies and more, East End/Long Look is said to have one of the most vibrant community groups in the territory and residents are being admonished to be more tolerant with police in fighting crime.

January 6th, 2017
Youth as future leaders need to be more visible- Meryl E. Callwood

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While many persons shared their comments via the blogs some persons thought a more prominent response is warranted so as to show support for the bold move by young politician Sharie B.Y. de Castro standing up to Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4).

October 11th, 2016
Is there a double standard for Haiti hurricane assistance & support?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A story that has not dominated the local, regional and international news cycle is the human and physical catastrophe that recently devastated the Caribbean country of Haiti, following Hurricane Matthew.

June 18th, 2016
Expectations high for 2016 festival pageants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As residents gear up for Emancipation Festival 2016, many anticipate a high level of performance from especially contestants of the various pageants being organised for this year’s celebration.

September 16th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘Persons concerned about losing their jobs over petition’ - Sowande

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The proposer of a petition against the National Health Insurance (NHI) Natalio D, Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said that while the gathering of signatures is going well both online and on paper, some persons have expressed fear over losing their jobs if they signed voicing their concerns over the health scheme which fully comes on stream from January 2016.



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