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March 7th, 2018
'Building contractors taking shortcuts' - Dwayne A. Thompson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the territory's infrastructure was severely destroyed by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert announced plans to implement an Architects and Engineers Registration Bill which will ensure high standards when rendering services to private and public sectors.

September 30th, 2017
‘No layoffs @ Digicel’- Kevin R. Gordon

WICKHAM'S CAY I, Tortola, VI – Unsurprisingly, layoffs have begun in a number of companies after the devastation of Category 5 Hurricane Irma, however, staff at Digicel can breathe a sigh of relief as the company is not seeking to part with members of its labour force at this time.

August 26th, 2017
The true meaning of national prosperity

By Dickson Igwe

Now this Economics Layman has learned rather late in his life that Gross Domestic Product is not the alpha and omega of a country’s prosperity. The argument he has accepted this August, 2017 AD, is that it is better viewing social development measures, such as quality of life, and human and social welfare, as benchmarks of national prosperity.

May 22nd, 2015
‘I am ready!’- ‘Roxie’ Romney declares

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Assuring that she has learnt much from her father the late Chief Minister Cyril B. Romney, Virgin Islands Party candidate for the Fourth District JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney declared that she is ready to step up to the challenge and become the next Representative.

May 8th, 2015
Dion M. Jennings launches D6 bid as Independent

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Engineer and businessman Mr Dion M. Jennings is making a bid to be an Independent candidate to contest the Sixth District in the upcoming elections in the Virgin Islands on June 8, 2015 as he said several issues in the district are of concern to him.

December 27th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: ‘People coming off grid; living by candle’ – Kenn E. Mapp

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Governor elect of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Kenneth E. Mapp said that the high cost of energy and lack of investment in infrastructure are two priority areas when he commences his administration after being sworn in on January 5, 2015 as the Territory’s 8th elected Governor.

December 5th, 2013
Should Haiti Host the World Cup?

Caribbean Journal

IMAGINE the tiny country of Haiti as host to one of the world’s biggest events: the World Cup.
For now, it may all seem like fiction; however, if Haiti wants to be an emerging country by 2030, what could be more opportunistic to show the rest of the world that it means business than by throwing its name in the pool of possible hosts for the 2026 or 2030 World Cup?

October 31st, 2013
Improved infrastructure first then stadium- EE/LL residents

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Residents of the East End and Long Look communities have demanded that the existing “messy” infrastructure plaguing their communities for years be given priority above the proposed construction of an international stadium currently on the table.

October 1st, 2013
Works Minister complains of red tape with CDB loan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool has revealed that government has been experiencing difficulty with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) loan of $15.6M which was approved in May, 2012.

August 26th, 2013
Gov’t addressing RT infrastructure for cruise visitors – Dr. Titley-O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Government is reportedly in the process of addressing the infrastructural needs required to address the influx of passengers expected once the cruise ship pier has been extended in Road Town.



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