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November 7th, 2019
Skelton-Cline lambasts RDA for building more 'igloos'

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Social commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has lambasted the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) for constructing more temporary housing units even as the territory is long past the hurricanes and other disasters of 2017.

October 22nd, 2019
Homeless person takes up residence @ The Stickett

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- The Stickett in Long Look, on the main island of Tortola, has become more than just a meeting place and a fancy piece of architecture, as a homeless man has since taken up residence there.

November 11th, 2015
VI residents spend more on housing & utilities than food- Minimum Wage Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many residents continue to complain about the high cost of food in the Virgin Islands (VI), hence the need to travel to St Thomas, USVI to find cheaper food and goods, the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee Report revealed that money being spent on food is not where most residents income goes.

October 28th, 2015
Brazil evicting families from homes ahead of 2016 Olympic Games


RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil- After 75 years living in the same house in a busy neighbourhood in the heart of Rio de Janeiro’s North Zone, 88-year-old Arlette Rosa José struggled to adapt to life on the distant fringes of the city.

October 24th, 2015
Housing & the wolf @ the door

By Dickson Igwe

Affordable, decent housing is a scarce resource. The economics of housing makes numerous assertions. One is that affordable and accessible housing is good for economic growth because it promotes greater social equality by strengthening the middle class: that is the argument of the Keynesians and the Stimulus Advocates.

January 9th, 2012
Affordable housing for VIslanders on Gov’t bucket list

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The newly elected Government, the National Democratic Party (NDP), intends to continue its affordable housing programme that was shelved after they left office in 2007, a top Government official informed Virgin Islands News Online.


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