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November 8th, 2016
God is the axis of the VI

Lorna M. George

While a student at Tuskegee University in Alabama USA, one morning I was sitting at the table in the cafeteria with some young men from the other Caribbean islands having breakfast. A young Jamaican man beaming with pride declared that Jamaica is the axis of the Caribbean. Without missing a beat, I shouted back, “Jamaica may be the axis of the other Caribbean islands, but God is the axis to the [British] Virgin Islands.”

May 31st, 2016
This is all about you & you – For better or for worse

By Alred C. Frett

Finding yourself:

Over the years I have taught and told you many things but whether you are Black, White, Green or Purple nothing matters unless and until you know yourself… You may swear that you do but evidence shows that you remain consumed by the Self-hatred instilled in you from infancy and we still base our worth and our values on imitating others while ignoring ourselves.

June 3rd, 2015
'We need to hear more about youth programmes' – Stacy Mather

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) Executive Director Stacy 'Buddha' Mather has issued a challenge to politicians and aspiring legislators to speak more about plans to move youth forward in the Virgin Islands.

May 20th, 2015
1,400 child abuse suspects identified

BBC NEWS

More than 1,400 suspects, including politicians and celebrities, have been investigated by police probing historical child sex abuse allegations.

January 22nd, 2015
‘Come on the show if I’m inaccurate!’ – Sam Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television Talk Show host Julio ‘Sam’ Henry during his latest 'Speak Your Mind’ show vehemently responded to persons, especially politicians who say that he is misguiding his audience by giving them erroneous information when they make queries on various issues.

October 17th, 2014
‘Speaking your mind a waste of time!’ – Talk show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the Speak Your Mind television talk show last Saturday October 11, 2014 believes it is a waste of time to speak out in the Territory because of the lack of action on Government’s part with regards to complaints by the public and the perceived unfairness of the justice system.

September 5th, 2014
‘Read your Constitution; stop blogging nonsense!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro said that he could sue news site such as Virgin Islands News Online for carrying blogs that are derogatory against him and said that it might be a case where politicians are paying bloggers to send in mischievous comments.

March 25th, 2014
Virgin Islands News Online turns 4

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: This month, March 2014, will mark the 4th anniversary of the news site’s operation. The company, a subsidiary of its parent company Advance Marketing and Professional Services, has certainly cemented its coveted position as the number 1 online news site in the Virgin Islands.

April 6th, 2013
British PM urged to act over British Virgin Islands

By Caribbean News Now contributor

LONDON, England -- Britain’s prime minister David Cameron has come under pressure to act against the secretive offshore industry at June's G8 summit, as leaked evidence continued to mount that politicians and tycoons from all over the world have used the British Virgin Islands to hide funds

February 14th, 2013
'Don't spin the facts'- Douglas Wheatley to politicians

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and host of a local radio programme, Mr Douglas Wheatley has called on authorities to exhibit transparency in transactions regarding the water situation in the Territory.



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