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February 22nd, 2021
‘Many hurting, fearful of the future’- BVI Christian Council

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the coronavirus pandemic still gripping the world, coupled with worrying events on the global and local stage, many people are no doubt fearful of the future.

February 22nd, 2021
VI ‘seems to be a country @ war with itself’ – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Local commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on Virgin Islanders (VI) to unite against deep social divides in the territory, else see the country fall at the hands of enemies.

February 10th, 2021
‘We must reject the spirit of criminality’- Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the slaying of businessman and prominent horse owner, Earl D. Hodge aka ‘Bob’ last evening, February 9, 2021, and two fatal shootings last week, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has urged Virgin Islanders to understand that it is their moral and civic responsibility to neither condone nor support criminality nor to impede the process of justice.

January 15th, 2021
‘Do not call me nigger’ - Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sixth District representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines has called out the social use of the word ‘nigger’ and its alternative spellings, urging black Virgin Islanders to desist from using the words.

November 7th, 2020
‘Stop the fight down & start working together’ - Hon Smith urges VI

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Deputy Speaker in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Neville A. Smith (AL) has called on the people of the territory to unite and have more mutual respect for each other.

September 15th, 2020
‘We need to support our Gov’t’- Violet Thomas-Gaul

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although the majority in the Virgin Islands has praised the Government, led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), for its work to protect the Territory during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some who have repeatedly sought to criticise the Government at every turn, regularly ventilating their issues on social media and stirring an air of disunity.

August 27th, 2020
‘Your Premier is not in any fight with the Governor or the UK’- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert told the public that the Virgin Islands Government had declined the United Kingdom’s offer to send its Royal Navy to help with border security, there have been strong criticisms of the government from certain sections of the public and some have speculated and circulated that the Premier is in a fight with the Governor.

June 23rd, 2020
Local youth condemns discrimination against expats

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As hundreds of persons of different races and colour took to the streets of Road Town, Tortola, on June 20, 2020, in a peaceful demonstration against racial injustice and police brutality following the public killing of a black man, George P. Floyd Jr, by a white police officer in Minneapolis, USA, on May 25, 2020, a young Virgin Islander used the opportunity to condemn discrimination against Caribbean expatriates and called fo

March 23rd, 2020

Thomas C. Famous

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Walter H. Roban JP MP and I, representing the Government of Bermuda, travelled to Bridgetown, Barbados to attend the 31st Inter-Sessional meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM, held February 17-19, 2020.

March 10th, 2020
‘I respect each & every religion’- Premier Fahie @ Holi celebrations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A hardly recognisable Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) joined Hindus in the Virgin Islands in celebration of Holi or Festival of Colours (also known as Phagwah in some Caribbean countries) at Festival Grounds on Monday, March 10, 2020.

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