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September 15th, 2020
1,039 businesses approved for stimulus grants; D4 gets lion's share

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Some 1,039 businesses in the Virgin Islands will now receive small business grants through a COVID-19 stimulus plan aimed at boosting businesses that may have had difficulties in meeting operational expenditures as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

September 7th, 2020
Slavery Reparations? VI has nothing to get from UK - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency, Augustus J.U. Jaspert has said the United Kingdom's (UK) position on paying reparations to the Virgin Islands for acts of slavery and the slave trade is not the position of the Crown at the moment, hinting that the VI should expect nothing.

August 19th, 2020
'Days over' for lengthy hearings @ Labour Tribunal- Jamal S. Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Attorney-at-Law and new Chairman of the Virgin Islands' Labour Arbitration Tribunal, Mr Jamal S. Smith has promised a complete reform of the tribunal under his stewardship.

July 7th, 2020
Gov't overwhelmed with persons looking to plant marijuana- Hon Wheately

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said with the VI Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020 passed, the government is now being overwhelmed with requests from persons looking to become potential marijuana farmers.

June 30th, 2020
'A lot of mixed-race children are confused'- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -Adamant that a person of mixed white and African ancestry should identify as black, social commentator and radio host Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju Enka' says as a result of experiencing two different heritages, mixed-race children are confused youths.

June 19th, 2020
VI's whites must 'lend voices' against racial injustice- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Outspoken 'Honestly Speaking' radio moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on all 'Whites' living in the Virgin Islands (VI) to stand up against racism and lend their voices to the fight if serious change must come.

June 18th, 2020
Free speech under threat with calls to ‘put VINO out of business’- Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Lambasting persons who have been advocating for the boycott of Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) over a cartoon published on Monday, May 15, 2020, ‘Umoja’ radio show host Cromwell Smith aka ‘Edju Enka’ says their action is now putting freedom of speech under threat in the Virgin Islands.

June 16th, 2020
'Understand racism & not expect to be honoured by racists'- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the conversation surrounding institutional racism deepens around the world, closer to home talk show host and social commentator, Mr Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju Enka' said at an early age he taught his American daughters about the presence of systematic racism in America.

June 15th, 2020
COVID-19: Gov't 'damned if you do, damned if you don't'- Karia J. Christoper

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Back for another season of 'Real talk', host Karia J. Christoper says with regards to the local COVID-19 fight and the new moves to counter the economic effects, the Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led administration has been in a battle of 'damned if you do, damned if you don't'.

March 30th, 2020
‘Manage your anxiety’ to cope during lockdown- Dr June M. Samuel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “The anxiety that we feel is expected and that is the first thing I want persons to be aware of,” Chief of Medical Staff of the BVI Health Services Authority and Psychiatrist, Dr June M. Samuel has stated regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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