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January 17th, 2018
Expatriate students should have been asked to leave after hurricanes- Carl Dawson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A former senior civil servant has said the Government of the Virgin Islands should have asked expatriate school children to leave the Territory following the hurricanes of September 2017 to ease the burden on the Territory's education sector until it was in a position to welcome them back.

September 2nd, 2017
Politics of inclusion

Thomas C. Famous

“Leaders are people, who raise the standards by which they judge themselves and by which they are willing to be judged. The goal chosen, the objective selected, the requirements imposed, are not mainly for their followers alone.”- Haile Selassie.

July 4th, 2016
EXCLUSIVE: Former Virgin Islands TV journalist to contest next SVG elections

ST VINCENT and the Grenadines – “Am happy to announce, that by the grace of the Almighty God, I will contest the next general election in the South Central Windward (SCW) constituency, in St Vincent and the Grenadines,” declared former Virgin Islands television personality, Mr Sean Drexel Rose.

October 17th, 2015
The trouble with economics

By Dickson Igwe

Economics is a potent tool for the creation, formulation, and execution of social, commercial, and public policy. However, the trouble with economics is that it is subjective. It is colored by the values and opinions, even the cultures, of the economists who make the critical assertions that impact the well being and direction of whole societies, nations, and regions. Consequently, errors of judgment are made. These errors can be catastrophic.

October 12th, 2015
When good people speak & bad leaders refuse to listen

By Alred C. Frett

…And the Baggage of Slavery continues to weigh us down:

There is no doubt the global effects of Slavery remain high and Systemic Discrimination and Injustice within most Societies continue to diminish Human Rights while increasing the undue imprisonment of African Descendants… Meanwhile we are trained to downplay these wrongs by telling ourselves that they will pass with time – They never do and our Children are left to carry burdens we create.

October 3rd, 2015
King Politics & Queen Economics

By Dickson Igwe

Human beings are essentially material in their behaviour. From cradle to grave the need to satisfy physical and material needs is all pervasive. That is why in all countries humans work for a living, from the developed to the underdeveloped, given the opportunity. “Work is the rent one pays for living on Planet Earth,” so stated the late Queen Mother once.

June 3rd, 2015
Hon Penn warns D8 challenger not to wake a ‘sleeping giant’

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Eighth District Representative Marlon A. Penn last night June 2, 2015 said because of his demeanour he will not stoop to the level of hitting out with words to his opponents despite what they say of him.

April 13th, 2015
Look who we caught on camera! Can you pick the next Premier?

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- While the politicians were out in numbers at the post Easter races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay yesterday April 12, 2015 look who Virgin Islands News Online caught on candid camera!

March 16th, 2015
Late release of funds affecting VG Easter Fest plans

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Easter Festival 2015 celebrations on the sister island of Virgin Gorda are set to commence on April 4, 2015 and will be named in honour of the longest serving legislator in the Virgin Islands, Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE- something that some persons feel has put a political twist on the event this year.

December 13th, 2014
2015: Jack’s mighty vote

By Dickson Igwe

As predicted by this Old Boy, among others, 2015 will be a straight two party slugfest. The year promises to be a very interesting year for the British Virgin Islands. It also promises an election campaign in which voters will be assessing national issues like never before.



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