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November 5th, 2019
RVIPF officers complete ‘close protection training’ in Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda– Eight officers from the Armed Response Unit of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have successfully completed a six-week Close Protection Training Course in Bermuda and, according to Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews, the training will equip the force to provide broader range of policing responses.

September 21st, 2019
'VI stands prepared to assist with Bermuda's recovery'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the territory stands ready to assist with the recovery of the Hurricane Humberto hit Bermuda, following some amount of devastation from the storm.

September 20th, 2019
UPDATE: Hurricane Jerry weakens to Category 1 storm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hurricane Jerry lost wind speed and has downgraded to a Category 1 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) 11:00am update on Friday, September 20, 2019.

September 17th, 2019
Hurricane Humberto forecast to impact Bermuda as Cat 3

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hurricane Humberto is now a Category 2 as it tracks off to the east-northeast but is expected to impact Bermuda as a Category 3 storm late Wednesday, September 18, 2019, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

August 8th, 2019
The truth of English colonization

By Thomas C. Famous

It is often interesting, sadly interesting, to see persons attempt to twist the reality of any given situation in order to justify a gross wrong.

June 5th, 2019
No shame in wanting to put your people first

By Thomas C. Famous

It is always interesting, sadly interesting, to see or hear people call Bermudians “Xenophobic” or “Protectionist”, simply because they wish to ensure the best for themselves, their families and their fellow Bermudians.

May 21st, 2019
Subtropical storm Andrea forms in Atlantic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season official starts in less than two weeks; however, a subtropical storm, named Andrea, has formed hundreds of miles southwest of Bermuda.

January 15th, 2019
May's Brexit plan suffers historic defeat; VI should be concerned

LONDON, United Kingdom – Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister (PM) of the United Kingdom (UK), Theresa M. May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British PM in the democratic era, after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230.

June 19th, 2018
Tales from Tortola Pt VII - Engaging with the Electorate

Thomas C. Famous

With an upcoming General Election in the Virgin Islands, it gave me cause to reflect on our own elections in Bermuda. I have been directly involved in the canvassing side of every General Election and By-Election in Bermuda since 2012.

April 26th, 2018
Tales from Tortola- Part III

Thomas C. Famous

On Monday March 19, 2018 I attended the reading of the [British] Virgin Islands Budget 2018-2019. Having just finished our own budget session in Bermuda, I was interested in witnessing their procedures.


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