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January 14th, 2020
Gov't wants 100 VIslanders planting marijuana by May 2020

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Initially set with a target of 40 farmers for 40 acres of land, the now developing medical marijuana industry in the Virgin Islands (VI) will now target 100 Virgin Islanders with 50 acres of land to get them planting cannabis by May 2020.

January 13th, 2020
‘All hands should be on deck’ behind Premier’s agenda – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – ZBVI ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio host and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says that given the Premier’s unconventional approach to governance and a renewed push towards the developmental agenda of the Virgin Islands (VI), all hands should be on deck to support the ideas of Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

December 3rd, 2019
RVIPF officers complete leadership training

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) recently completed an Interview Skills and Management and Leadership for Supervisory Officers Training that took place at the Road Town Police Station from October 21 to November 15, 2019.

June 7th, 2019
‘We have lifted the profile of the BVI’ - Premier on 100 days in office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Thursday, June 6, 2019, officially marking 100 days since the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) took the helm of government, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew. A. Fahie (R1) has praised his administration for taking on a bold and unconventional approach to leadership by dealing with tough issues directly.

May 26th, 2018
Economies ‘built on sand’- Part A

Dickson Igwe

Countries that depend upon a single product and a single market for their economic existence put all their eggs into a single basket. When that basket takes a hit “all hell breaks loose.”

May 12th, 2018
There is no dream, without learning

Dickson Igwe

What type of learning culture is required to take the Virgin Islands into the next epoch in its history and development?

April 28th, 2018
A vision for the Virgin Islands post Irma- Part 2

Dickson Igwe

OK. There can be no real economic recovery for the Virgin Islands without a clear vision, mission, and plan for a Post Irma future. And post Irma, in a highly competitive, predatory, scientifically driven, global economy, VISION and strategic economic planning alone, will rescue the Virgin Islands from permanent underdevelopment.

February 21st, 2018
We have turned into team of professional beggars - Hon Myron V. Walwyn

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - As the Territory is in its recovery stage following the destructive hurricanes of September 2017, the government is receiving millions of dollars in loans, which the next generation will have to repay.

February 10th, 2018
'BVIslander must be at the forefront of revenue initiatives' - Winston E. Nibbs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Arguing that the Recovery and Development Plan put forward by the government lacks "bold, new initiatives" to generate revenues to repay the loans, former Permanent Secretary, Mr Julian Willock proposed four revenue driven ideas that can assist with the repayment of these loans.

February 8th, 2018
'Communication system needs immediate overhauling' - Sixth District resident

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - During the consultation meeting for the Recovery and Development Plan held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) in Baughers Bay, Tortola, a concerned resident expressed that the telecommunication system in the Virgin Islands should be addressed immediately.

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