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February 6th, 2018
Has the Recovery Agency Board been named?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There seems to be confusion over whether a Recovery Agency Board has been set up by the Dr D. Orlando Smith (AL) led Administration.

January 22nd, 2018
UK national Phil Sharman Out! Local Sonia M. Webster In! as Auditor General

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mr Phil Sharman lasted about one month in the post of Auditor General and was reportedly scared off by the two powerful hurricanes, Irma and Maria, and returned to the United Kingdom.

January 22nd, 2018
‘An abrupt stop must be placed on these political pirates’- Hon Fahie

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI- “I know there is a cry for solutions and it is well within place. The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will be bringing forward many solutions in the best interest of the people of the Virgin Islands. We cannot and will not sit idly by anymore. However, an abrupt stop must be placed on these political pirates that are robbing us of our monies.”

November 6th, 2017
Webb sells house, hands over money to prosecutors

GEORGIA, USA- Former CONCACAF president and FIFA vice- president, Jeffrey D. Webb, has sold his Loganville, Georgia home and handed over the payment to the United States Justice Department.

November 5th, 2017
Frankie Fredericks charged with corruption by French court

PARIS, France- Four-time Olympic silver medallist Frank 'Frankie' Fredericks has been charged with money laundering and corruption by the French authorities.

November 4th, 2017
Warner gets Stay of Extradition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former CONCACAF boss Austin ‘Jack’ Warner has been granted another stay of execution so to speak after launching an appeal against the recent ruling made by a Trinidad and Tobago court regarding the legality of his extradition.

October 28th, 2017
US hands down first FIFA scandal sentence

BROOKLYN, New York, USA - A former judge who led Guatemala's soccer federation became the first person sentenced in the U.S. in the FIFA world soccer corruption scandal when a judge ordered him to serve eight months in prison, saying his bribe money could have been used to build soccer fields for poor children.

June 5th, 2017
Additional UK police arrives in the VI; Conflicting info on mission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom’s sources have confirmed that some additional United Kingdom Police Officers arrived in the Virgin Islands (VI) within the last few days.

May 17th, 2017
Being held to ransom digitally, financially & politically

Alred C. Frett

Welcome to the Twilight Zone where Wrong means Right:

Just when we thought things couldn’t get worse, Leaders across the World show us they can – International Trade Agreements are scrapped, Crucial Health Care for the Needy is withdrawn, Basic Education is rolled back, Religious Leaders dabble in Child Molestation and those in seats of Power corrupt the delivery of Justice – Sadly, these traits are not new but simply getting worse.

March 11th, 2017
Values, norms, & failed states

Dickson Igwe

The Virgin Islands adopts the western values model of freedom, democracy, tolerance, and multi-ethnic harmony. This is the result of its historical heritage and geographic location. However, there are moral gaps in the culture of these islands that can threaten prosperity. Ironically, these gaps developed with the boom in the offshore finance and tourism industry in the late 1990s. The third and final story will “zero in” on the Virgin Islands cultural model and its present deficits.



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