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VINO turns 9; Has new look

The popular, but sometimes controversial online news site, is also sporting a new look, having removed the number from its brand and replaced it with the site’s founding date. Photo: VINO
The online news site recently saw an attack on one of its founders, Mr. Julian Willock, by what many described as a racist article by a Caucasian reporter, Ms Genevieve Glatsky, who writes for the local tabloid BVI Beacon. Photo: Team of Reporters
The online news site recently saw an attack on one of its founders, Mr. Julian Willock, by what many described as a racist article by a Caucasian reporter, Ms Genevieve Glatsky, who writes for the local tabloid BVI Beacon. Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr. Willock, who is still associated with the news site through its parent company Advance Marketing and Professional Services, has not exercised any editorial control for years, notwithstanding there is nothing in law preventing him from doing so, even with his new public post. Photo: Facebook/File
Mr. Willock, who is still associated with the news site through its parent company Advance Marketing and Professional Services, has not exercised any editorial control for years, notwithstanding there is nothing in law preventing him from doing so, even with his new public post. Photo: Facebook/File
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is now 9 years old, having been founded March 1, 2010.

The popular, but sometimes controversial online news site, is also sporting a new look, having removed the number from its brand and replaced it with the site’s founding date.

The online news site recently saw an attack on one of its founders, Mr. Julian Willock, by what many described as a racist article by a Caucasian reporter, Ms Genevieve Glatsky, who writes for the local tabloid BVI Beacon.

It remains unclear whether Ms. Glatsky is a racist; however, the tabloid she works for has been accused over the years of racism. Ms. Glatsky has denied being one.

Mr. Willock, who is still associated with the news site through its parent company Advance Marketing and Professional Services, has not exercised any editorial control for years, notwithstanding there is nothing in law preventing him from doing so, even with his new public post.

Popular online news site

The news site is still popular for its weekly cartoons, its thought-provoking headlines and Young Professional articles that highlight young people in the Virgin Islands (VI) doing extraordinary things.

The nine-year-old online news site has also accepted a variety of commentaries from residents and persons overseas and of course, the blogging/comments after each story, which has become the staple of the online news industry.

Over the past nine years, VINO also withstood a former legislator, Myron V. Walwyn, who spent eight years [2011-2019] in the House of Assembly (HoA) bashing the news site in an attempt to get at one of its founders and now Speaker of the same HoA, Hon Willock.

Mr. Walwyn was booted out of office in the February 25, 2019, general elections.

VINO still boasts of its over 40 thousand readers/hits per day, and some of the most committed advertisers on the market.

VINO is back

The news site is also in the process of hiring new staff after the devastating hurricanes of 2017 that saw its Headquarters in Cane Garden Bay on Tortola damaged. Everything, including laptops, cameras, recorders and stationery, was lost and this forced the site to operate from offshore.

Virgin Islands News Online maintains a high journalistic standard and has a history of being fair, balanced and first but accurate, with no personal agenda. After nine years, VINO reporters are not for sale with their integrity and solid credibility, and they will continue to bring the news in the most professional way possible.

We thank the staff, including our ‘Team of Reporters’, our Board of Directors and the hundreds of thousands of readers locally and worldwide, and our long list of advertisers for their steadfast support and encouragement over the years.

We are hopeful for another nine years, as we stay true to our mandate of being accurate, balanced and objective.

18 Responses to “VINO turns 9; Has new look”

  • Jimmy smith (07/04/2019, 13:59) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply

    You need boots to read this.

  • ausar (07/04/2019, 14:38) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    happy Bd baby
  • Damon (07/04/2019, 15:38) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Happy Birthday VINO .. you’re always on the ball getting the news to the forefront. I wish u another 9 years and beyond of continued success.. I love me some VINO.. thx for the laughter as well- at times the blogs are “killing”..lol, but some of them also speak truth to exactly what’s going on on issues that some of us maynot know fully..
  • we the people (07/04/2019, 16:05) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Thanks vino for all you do for the bvi
  • wize up (07/04/2019, 16:26) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    keep the faith black-man
  • pat (07/04/2019, 19:24) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    The hottest news site for real
  • long john sliver (07/04/2019, 20:00) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Long live vino
  • DON Q (08/04/2019, 01:47) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    You are one of we so happy the island man gone from we house of council
  • Thank you Jesus (08/04/2019, 02:01) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Vino is good over evil that is why Myron is gone
  • Anonymous (08/04/2019, 02:08) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Vino we thank god for you as you were the real opposition leader

    Without you telling us about the ndp corruption and thier lies they might have slip back in.

    VINO IS A NATIONAL TREASURE YALL
  • Photographer (08/04/2019, 06:12) Like (16) Dislike (6) Reply
    A staff photo to celebrate the occasion seems appropriate and obviously lacking. Lol!
  • Fan (08/04/2019, 10:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Happy 9th
  • ccc (08/04/2019, 11:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    God is good
  • Street reporter (09/04/2019, 02:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you vino the bvi owe you so much my company will always advertise with you
  • Deh Watcha (09/04/2019, 02:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    If vino can stand up to racist against BVI Beacon and divisive mvw they will survive another 9years

    Happy birthday and congratulations on your anniversary
  • ... (09/04/2019, 09:09) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    WAY TO TOOT YOUR OWN HORN. WOW! CONGRATS
  • kkk (11/04/2019, 01:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    White is not always right


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