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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.

August 3rd, 2017
Destra Garcia falls through stage during Bermuda performance

HAMILTON, Bermuda - Soca fans in the Virgin Islands (VI) are now wondering whether Trinidad and Tobago soca artiste, Destra Garcia will be able to perform at the End End Festival Village since she is currently hospitalized in Bermuda after she fell off the stage during her performance last night, Wednesday August 2, 2017.

March 14th, 2017
Hocus Pocus- Part II

By Thomas C. Famous

“Hocus Pocus”

“Abracadabra”

Two of the signature terms of magicians.

March 1st, 2017
Hocus Pocus

By Thomas C. Famous

“Hocus Pocus!!”

“Abracadabra!!”

Two of the signature terms of magicians.

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.

October 4th, 2016
USVI turns to Bermuda for individual health insurance packages

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Lieutenant Governor of the US Virgin Islands Mr Osbert E. Potter, during a press conference on St Croix, US Virgin Islands on Monday October 3, 2016, said he would travel to Bermuda next week to meet with health insurance companies based on the island; a British territory, in hopes of convincing them to offer packages to residents in the US Virgin Islands.

July 14th, 2016
Black & White solidarity

By Thomas C. Famous

On the early evening of July 7, 2016 I witnessed something first hand that brought a shock to my head and tears to my eyes.

July 9th, 2016
Bermuda passes bill to outlaw Same-Sex Marriage

HAMILTON, Bermuda- With developed countries moving in a different direction, the tiny overseas Territory of Bermuda surprisingly passed a bill last night July 8, 2016 to out-law Same Sex Marriage.

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