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December 26th, 2017
Two cruise ships in port today; Taxi drivers 'thankful & hopeful'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Every time a cruise ship docks in the Virgin Islands it is a welcomed sight, as the vessels were missing for months after hurricanes Irma and Maria assaulted the Virgin Islands in September.

November 25th, 2017
Cleaning up after Irma

By Dickson Igwe

The following story is on the economics of disaster. Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history. Its impact on the Virgin Islands meant the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islands 911.

November 21st, 2017
Premier Smith defends controversial 'open for business' statement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With many people jobless, homeless, without adequate food and water, the conditions of the roads in a horrible state and many places yet to be properly cleaned up following hurricanes Irma and Maria, there was much criticism when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) made a statement back in October that the 'BVI is open for business'.

October 14th, 2017
USVI to open for cruise ships Nov. 11, 2017

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp shared during his Friday evening, October 13, 2017, press briefing what he considered to be a lot of good news, ranging from additional linemen coming into the territory, his talks with congresspeople that went well relative to funding for the USVI, and a surge in cruise calls to the islands following the passage of hurricanes that ravaged multiple Caribbean destinations.

July 4th, 2017
U-turn! Airport expansion needed now to boost tourism- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On previous occasions, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition, was in support of the airport runway extension project at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, being delayed and stated that the Virgin Islands (VI) could not afford such a project; however; during his address at the 2017 Territorial Day celebrations, the Opposition leader, for the first time expressed his support for the airport expansion to start now.

May 2nd, 2017
Thanks to Trumpism our people may finally see the light

Alred C. Frett

The rapid Transition from Bad to Worse:

As we leave one month and enter the next there is so much happening that it’s difficult to keep up… Nonetheless, we must choose whether to reside under the Bubble of Ignorance or real Life which shows all happenings are interconnected… Subsequently, we passed the 100-Day mark since Obama relinquished the Presidency to Trump and I will later explain why I thank The Donald.

April 20th, 2017
The Baths makes Top 10 of Caribbean’s best snorkeling spots

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Considered by many as the tourism capital of the Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda can be further proud to learn that The Baths has made Caribbean Journal’s Top 10 Snorkeling Spots.

February 19th, 2017
“Can’t live off beautiful ladies & beaches”- Radio caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the heightened talk of a possible World War III, particularly with the controversial policies of US President Donald J. Trump, at least three callers of the 3-D Show on ZBVI 780 AM on Friday February 17, 2017 called on the Government of the Virgin Islands (UK) to do more where food sustainability is concerned.

January 14th, 2017
Build a wide & sturdy bridge to ‘Charlotte Amalie’

Dickson Igwe

For the working and middle Class, [British] Virgin Islands traveler, with a US Visa, or US Citizenship, there is no substitute to the air travel mini hub, Cyril E King International Airport, Charlotte Amalie.

December 18th, 2016
VI has benefitted tremendously from over 100 nationalities –Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith says it’s an undisputed fact that expatriates have benefitted from being in the VI and that the territory is a much better place because of the over 100 nationalities who have made the territory their home.

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