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April 6th, 2017
Was there a Cabinet boycott in protest of Governor?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was Wednesday March 29, 2017 that the Government of Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) reportedly boycotted a Cabinet meeting.

April 5th, 2017
Over a month later still no action on salary increase for public medical staff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was around February 20, 2017 that doctors and other medical personnel who work for the state-owned BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) staged a strike via a sickout over lack of adequate salaries and poor working conditions.

March 21st, 2017
More $$$ for hospital employees; Doctors strike influence decision!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), which manages all public health facilities in the British Overseas Territory, has agreed to increase salaries for all categories of its workers, according to a memorandum dated March 17, 2017 obtained by our newsroom.

February 1st, 2017
Outrage over return of student who brutally beat female @ BFEC!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Word reaching our newsroom and calls from outraged parents, teachers and students is that the 14 year old male student from the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) on the sister island of Virgin Gorda who beat a female student, sending her to the hospital, has been given permission from the Ministry of Education to return to school.

December 3rd, 2016
Protest turns violent in Bermuda over airport deal

HAMILTON, Bermuda - Two British Overseas Territories, the Virgin Islands (VI) and Bermuda, are going down the same path regarding the construction and extension of a new airport and runway.

August 17th, 2016
NDP Gov’t forced to reverse tax increase on alcohol

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Entrepreneurs have proven their ability to lobby in fairness for their businesses and consumers alike as they have succeeded in making the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government revoke recently instituted import taxes on alcoholic beverages.

March 2nd, 2016
Local musician stages protest @ TPP

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI – A local musician, who said he has been providing musical entertainment at the cruise pier for the past 16 years, mounted a protest today March 2, 2016 at Tortola Pier Park, saying he is not being allowed to play his music there.

February 5th, 2016
VG residents protest filling in of pond & clearing of mangroves

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A number of Virgin Gorda residents are very serious about preventing what they consider the destruction of the environment in the name of development that they are willing to put themselves in harm’s way to protect the clearing of mangroves and filling in of a pond in the Spanish Town area.

December 15th, 2015
Facebook amends 'real name' policy after protests

BBC NEWS

After passionate and at times angry pleas from various vulnerable communities, Facebook has announced it is to amend its controversial "real name" policy.

September 17th, 2015
‘Never be afraid to stand up for what’s right’- Anegada parent

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – “Things are happening for the school,” said a parent of a child attending the Claudia Creque Educational Centre in Anegada as she alluded to the progress in train with the construction of a new building that will house a science laboratory and two additional classrooms.



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