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November 14th, 2019
Green economy, medical marijuana & gambling regulations top 'Throne Speech'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The local cultivation and sale of medical marijuana, in addition to legislative agenda for the development of the Virgin Islands (VI) in a green economy, were highlights of today's November 14, 2019, "Speech from the Throne,' delivered by His Excellency, Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert when the First Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) convened at its chambers in Road Town, Tortola.

August 19th, 2016
Visitors come to place bets on horses- Lesmore Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Long time horse owner Lesmore Smith has again called for pari-mutuel betting in the Virgin Islands to be made legal.

February 27th, 2015
‘Churches play Bingo so why restrict gambling?' – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host and social and political commentator Edmund G. Maduro believes it is time to relax the restrictions on gambling and money games so that the Territory can benefit from the income generated.

October 17th, 2013
Students involved in fight at ESHS suspended

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that the students involved in a fight at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) where at least one was injured on Thursday, October 10, 2013 have been suspended.

June 5th, 2013
What’s legal about Poker Run?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Once again residents of the Virgin Islands have raised concerns about sports and games which they consider to be deeply consumed in gambling and since gambling is illegal in the Territory the view is that Poker Run should not be supported by Government.

February 1st, 2012
Will the churches take a stance on prostitution, gambling?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Douglas Wheatley, speaking on his radio programme ‘Speak out BVI’ on January 31, 2012, has wondered if the churches will follow suit and come out against certain activities such as prostitution and gambling as other churches in the Caribbean have done.

January 24th, 2012
Hon. Pickering acknowledges VI has “houses of ill repute”

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands, which is considered a religious community, is going through a transition and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. Kedrick Pickering pointed out that residents need to accept that things “are no longer the same in the BVI”.


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