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July 20th, 2017
'Everybody bussing off' around festival - Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At this time of the year many discussions, opinions, recommendations and even criticisms are a norm when it comes to the celebration of Emancipation in the Virgin Islands (UK).

March 9th, 2017
‘Masa’ being tried for allegedly posting X-rated video on Facebook

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton is in the history books of the Virgin Islands judicial system as being the first person to be tried for posting an alleged X-rated video on social media.

February 1st, 2017
Facebook erupts over topic of unruly school children frustrating teachers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Teachers across the territory are becoming more frustrated, having to deal with a lack of working materials, the growing pains of ill-mannered children, and parents refusing to believe the reality of their children while at school.

January 2nd, 2017
Overwhelming social media reaction to Neil A. Blyden’s sudden death

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As word circulated of the sudden death of radio personality and businessman Mr Neil A. ‘Melee’ Blyden, social media has been bursting with condolences to his family and also expressions of shock at the double blow to his wife, Janice Nibbs-Blyden.

October 10th, 2015
Social media ills & FS among topics for ‘Show Love’ girls seminar

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Reporters and a number of sponsors of the Follow The Movement (FTM) ‘Show Love’ seminar for young women were given a sneak preview on October 8, 2015 of some of the topics expected to make an indelible impression on the participants and helping them to fashion their lives during and after school age.

June 12th, 2015
‘Don’t take photos you wouldn’t want online’ – Dr Robert A. Mathavious

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) Dr Robert A. Mathavious has strongly advised the crop of 2015 graduands of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College against posting things on social media that they are likely to regret later on.

June 1st, 2015
Demonic game ‘Charlie’ a concern for ESHS principal & staff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Parents and teachers alike are becoming very concerned about the fast growing population of students in the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) allegedly engaging in a cult practice that sees them invoking a ‘demon’ reportedly named ‘Charlie’ via a game popularly known on social media as 'Charlie Charlie'.

March 7th, 2014
Turkey PM Erdogan threatens to ban Facebook and YouTube

BBC NEWS

Turkey's PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government could ban Facebook and YouTube, arguing that opponents are using social media to attack him.

April 6th, 2013
FACEBOOK - TWITTER: the pros and cons

By Dickson Igwe

The Antigua Observer said it best. ‘’On Sunday morning the sea kicked up to two meters, and the wind speed for the first start was 20 plus knots, when a vicious squall darkened the horizon in the Sir Francis Drake Channel. With wet sails, slippery decks and the big easterly breeze blowing squalls in off the Atlantic,’’ the race began.

November 24th, 2012
Dangers for small West Indian States

By Dickson Igwe

Sir Ronald Sanders, Caribbean Diplomat and Journalist, made a crucial assertion in a November 16, 2012, Op ED piece, in the social news media, Caribdirect. The story was titled: ‘’CARIBBEAN IN GREATEST CRISIS SINCE INDEPENDENCE.’’



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