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June 10th, 2021
Activist wants breakfast & lunch programme in public schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Outspoken local resident Kishma V.S. Penn wants the Virgin Islands Government to implement a breakfast and lunch programme in public schools to assist struggling families.

January 15th, 2018
High cost of living, no housing discouraging nurses from VI- Hodge-Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has been hit by an exodus of nurses since Hurricane Irma in September 2017 and is finding it challenging to swiftly recruit others.

June 21st, 2017
RiteWay reducing prices; Customers to save $1.5M

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On June 19, 2017, RiteWay Food Markets announced that they are planning over the next two weeks to reduce retail and wholesale prices throughout their retail outlets.

March 14th, 2017
Hocus Pocus- Part II

By Thomas C. Famous

“Hocus Pocus”


Two of the signature terms of magicians.

January 16th, 2017
High cost of living forcing women to remain in abusive relationships- FSN Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Director of the Family Support Network Dr Sylvia M. Simmonds says society should not judge and come to conclusions when the organisation assists women who are rocking fancy hairdos and nails.

September 21st, 2016
Cost of living in VI too high- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- The high cost of living in the Virgin Islands has been singled out as one of the main contributing factors to the television raised quality of youth that is seen today.

November 13th, 2015
Did the business community dictate the new minimum wage of $6.00 per hour?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many see the newly recommended minimum wage of $6.00 per hour up a mere $2.00 since 1999 as being better than where it was before, it appears according to the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee Report made public on November 2, 2015 that this was decided almost singlehandedly by the business community.

November 11th, 2015
VI residents spend more on housing & utilities than food- Minimum Wage Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many residents continue to complain about the high cost of food in the Virgin Islands (VI), hence the need to travel to St Thomas, USVI to find cheaper food and goods, the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee Report revealed that money being spent on food is not where most residents income goes.

June 3rd, 2015
‘We must address high cost of living’- Dr Karl Dawson

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – The only male At Large candidate on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ticket Dr Karl Dawson has pledged that the party, if and when elected to office, will address as an urgent priority the high cost of living which has saddled the backs of the ordinary people over the last three and a half years.

May 21st, 2015
‘Give us your vote for our integrity & record’ – Irene F. Penn-O’Neal

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – At Large candidate for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Irene F. Penn-O’Neal called on voters of the Sixth District to give the party’s candidates their votes as the party is one they could trust – having integrity and a record of development in the country, unlike the alternatives.

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