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August 23rd, 2018
‘Blue ball’ removed from Plaza! Some claim it promotes ‘Devil worship’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was a two-day, so called controversy, as a ‘blue ball’ (sculpture) was erected in Road Town, the Capital City.

December 17th, 2016
Hundreds get a Taste of Tortola 'Xmas style'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The capital was buzzing with activity at three locations with a 'Taste of Tortola Christmas style’ as local restaurants, catering services, pastry makers, craft vendors, agriculturists, and florists took the opportunity to give the hundreds of cruise passengers, locals and other visitors just what the island had to offer.

December 1st, 2015
It’s the season! 2015 Christmas tree lit in Road Town!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It’s the festive season and the Virgin Islands began getting into the mood with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree on November 30, 2015 at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town, the capital of the Virgin Islands.

October 29th, 2015
Plants stolen from QE II Park & Sir Olva Georges Plaza

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Shame on you,” said First Lady of the Virgin Islands Ms Lorna G. Smith OBE, TEP as she bemoaned the unsavory reports of person stealing plants from the Queen Elizabeth II Park and the Sir Olva Georges Plaza.

February 25th, 2014
Govt needs to put more resources in RVIPF – Ms Eugenia O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ms Eugenia O’Neal, a woman who is very closely affiliated with community and other forms of policing in the Territory has questioned the extent of government’s allocation of adequate resource into the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), something she said is necessary for the desired results to be derived.

December 8th, 2013
Long Trench Chorale sings to victory at Grand Clash of Carolers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Long Trench Chorale took home the big prize of one thousand dollars and a trophy at the Grand Clash of the Carolers staged last evening, December 7, 2013 at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town.

December 7th, 2013
Xmas on Main Street awakens spirit of festive season in true VI style

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – If for some reason or the other one had not started to get the feeling of the Christmas spirit, being out at the official opening ceremony for Christmas on Main Street last evening December 6, 2013 would have changed all of that.

December 1st, 2013
It’s Christmas time again!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The spirit of Christmas was officially ushered in the Virgin Islands with the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree, Yuletide greetings, and the singing of Christmas carols at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town last evening, November 30, 2013.

November 25th, 2012
Members of HOA do see hope, joy & continued peace in VI - Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was the annual Christmas tree lighting at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza last evening Saturday, November 24, 2012, however, the focus was not only on the Virgin Islands as Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool also stopped to reflect on the turmoil across the world, including in the Middle East.

November 5th, 2012
Embarrassments in Our Capital

By Donald E. de Castro

According to Wikipedia, Embarrassment is an emotional state of intense discomfort with oneself experienced upon having a socially unacceptable act or condition witnessed by others or revealed to others... Usually some amount of loss of honour or dignity is involved. It is similar to shame, except that shame may be experienced for an act known only to oneself. Also embarrassment usually carries the connotation of being caused by an act that is merely socially unacceptable rather than





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