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December 7th, 2018
‘Mitch’ cites frustration in abandoning NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), aka ‘Mitch,’ of the new Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) party, continues to vocally berate his former allegiance, the National Democratic Party (NDP), citing frustration amongst several reasons why he ultimately decided to abandon the party.

March 24th, 2018
David E. Fahie, retired civil servant & sports enthusiast, has passed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Family and friends are in mourning following the sudden passing of David E. Fahie of Johnson's Ghut, Tortola.

February 25th, 2018
Let there be Peace

Sandra Phillip Hodge

In honour of the legacy and memory of Civil Rights champion Dr Martin Luther King Jr, I am persuaded to lend my voice to the call for Peace in this community. The Territory is hurting badly...like a bad toothache, like an old back pain; like a migraine headache. I hope you get the picture....Hurting like a "buss toe"....and when you "chook stick inna sore"...Uh Ohhh. (need I say anymore?)

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.

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