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May 9th, 2024
No explosion at WAPA power plant, but loud boom prompts evacuation


CRUZ BAY, St John, USVI - The loud boom heard across the V.I. Water and Power Authority's Randolph Harley Power Plant in St. Thomas on Thursday, which led to the evacuation of WAPA employees and other personnel, was not an explosion as some inside WAPA had originally thought.

December 30th, 2023
JvD in power struggle over high cost to keep the lights on

GREAT HARBOR, Jost van Dyke, VI- It was sometime in September 2023, that the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) discovered that their undersea cable connection that comes from the Pockwood Pond area of Tortola to Jost van Dyke had been damaged.

November 11th, 2023
Quick action requested of BVIEC to fix JvD power woes – Hon Turnbull

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Second District Representative in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Melvin M. Turnbull has called on the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) to speedily resolve the power issues being faced by the people of Jost van Dyke.

September 18th, 2023
JvD reportedly facing blackout over issue with undersea power cable

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Information coming into our news center is that residents of Jost van Dyke have reportedly been facing power challenges today, September 18, 2023, as a result of issues with an undersea cable supplying the sister island with electricity from the power grid.

May 4th, 2023
Premier Wheatley calls out Opposition for ‘seeking to disrupt’ Gov't’s work

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called out Members of the Opposition for ‘seeking to disrupt’ the work of the Government, rather than pledging to work collaboratively in the best interest of the people.

March 4th, 2023
Impunity in Governance

Dickson C. Igwe

The well-worn cliché, that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, is an assertion that should guide Julius Caesar, if he or she wants a wholesome, happy, and lengthy tenure in office. Sadly it never really does. When he possesses power, Caesar is unrestrained in his appetites.

September 18th, 2022
Millions without power in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Fiona

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Hurricane Fiona reportedly knocked out Puerto Rico’s already-fragile electric system Sunday afternoon, September 18, 2022, leaving millions without power as authorities ask people to stay indoors because of catastrophic flooding.

June 9th, 2022
Final Report on CoI negotiations out! Governor in charge of territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) trying to put the best spin ever on the framework for implementation on the recommendations coming out of the one-man Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report, what remains clear is the Governor will run the Virgin Islands for two years, even without the suspension of the local constitution.

June 5th, 2022
Governor has all the power in proposal by coalition gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sources within the Team Unity Government headed by Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) have told our news centre that the draft proposal being discussed with the United Kingdom (UK) and Governor John J. Rankin, CMG will see the imposition of direct rule without suspending the constitution.

April 27th, 2022
Governor & Opposition 'collaborating' to undermine Gov’t– Skelton-Cline opines

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Commentator and consultant Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has accused the Virgin Islands (VI) Governor John J. Rankin, CMG and the Opposition headed by Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) of collaborating to undermine the Government of Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

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