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July 30th, 2012
“Boopie” Smith says culture must be restored!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In giving her remarks during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Festival celebrations on Saturday, July 28, 2012, Claudette “Boopie” Smith took the opportunity to charge members of the audience and society at large to remember their culture.

July 27th, 2012
War in HOA – Fahie tells Premier to Bell that Cat!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the 1st District Hon. Andrew Fahie did not mince words last evening in the House of Assembly but lashed out heavily at a Government Minister for creating a culture of disrespect to elected officials like himself on the opposition side, and called on the Premier of the Territory to, “Bell that Cat”.

July 27th, 2012
Hon. Christopher defends Media’s Right to Freedom of Expression!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a show of solidarity with the media fraternity, 2nd District Representative, Honourable J. Alvin Christopher yesterday, July 26, 2012, defended the media’s right to freedom of expression in a statement in the House of Assembly (HOA).

July 26th, 2012
Students to design personal school flags, Hon. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In accordance with efforts being made to preserve the culture and traditions of the Virgin Islands (VI), a topic that became evidently personal and important to Hon. Myron Walwyn, he disclosed that in September 2012, with the opening of schools, students would be invited to create their own school flags.

July 25th, 2012
Walwyn's new target, the VI media!

ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VI - In what many in the media fraternity described as another attack on media rights and fundamental freedom of the press, the Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn, in a statement in the House of Assembly (HOA) on July 24, 2012 claimed that looking at the “media today, one realises that something has gone wrong and we seem to have lost our way”.

July 25th, 2012
Oh Beautiful Virgin Islands is VI’s Territorial Song!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Members of the House of Assembly (HOA) submitted their votes yesterday, July 25, 2012 at the Eight Sitting of the First Session of the Second House of Assembly, which resulted in ‘Oh Beautiful Virgin Islands’ being chosen as the Territory’s National song and the male design of option number 1 and the female design of option number 2, collaborated to form the National Dress of the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 17th, 2012
Businesses to submit vacancies to Labour Dept!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An employment unit within the Labour Department is currently operational and soon businesses will be asked to inform the department of their vacancies.

July 16th, 2012
Compromise reached with calypsonians, 15 to compete in elimination round!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – That’s all they needed, a compromise rather than the “heavy-handed” approach, and reigning Calypso Monarch Luther Buttler aka Luther B is happy to report that after meeting with the Culture Minister – the annual Calypso competition is back on!

July 10th, 2012
Hon. Walwyn: I born here should not be an excuse!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The notion that being a Virgin Islander will automatically ensure one gets a job should not be used as a reason or excuse, declared Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn at the 2012 Graduation ceremony of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre Secondary Division on July 5, 2012.

July 6th, 2012
BFEC churns out 27 graduates! [Photoslide Included]

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Dressed in the school colours of maroon and gold, 27 students from the Bregado Flax Educational Centre Secondary Division received their school leaving certificates yesterday July 5, 2012 at the Catholic Community Centre.

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