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January 14th, 2024
Virgin Gorda tourism icon & patriot Grace P. Flax-Waters has died

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Not only Virgin Gorda, but the entire Virgin Islands is in mourning on the passing of mother, patriot, tourism icon, aunt, and community-minded, Mrs Grace P. Flax-Waters of Virgin Gorda.

January 3rd, 2024
Passing of Willis Maduro aka ‘Spuddo’ will ‘leave a noticeable void’- BVIAA President

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When the first event of the Dag Samuels Development Meet series kicks off at A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds on Saturday, January 6, 2024, a familiar face will be missing.

December 25th, 2023
Jean Clifton Lloyd aka ‘DJ Lloyd’ has passed

SPOONER'S ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our newsroom is that Mr Jean Clifton Lloyd aka ‘DJ Lloyd’ has died.

December 8th, 2023
‘I never dealt’ with Coach Dag’s death until this year- Kyron A. McMaster

ORLANDO Florida, USA- In what could be described as a tell-all interview, 2023 World Track and Field Championships silver medallist in the Men’s 400M Hurdles Kyron A. McMaster of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) revealed that he never dealt with the death of his coach Xavier Samuels aka ‘Dag’ in 2017 until this year, 2023.

December 2nd, 2023
VI Gov’t extends condolences on passing of former PAHO Director Dr Carissa F. Etienne

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has extended condolences on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands on the passing of Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director Emeritus and former Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

November 26th, 2023
Local education icon Dr Lydia Hodge-Pickering passes

FORT HILL, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom is that another education pioneer and icon has died. Dr Lydia Hodge-Pickering transitioned at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida, USA on Friday, November 24, 2023, following what is believed to be injuries sustained after an auto accident.

November 23rd, 2023
Rotary Club of Central Tortola mourns passing of ‘cherished’ member James J. Harris

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Rotary Club of Central Tortola has said its members have been left in profound sorrow on the sudden passing of its “esteemed fellow Rotarian and friend” Mr James J. Harris.

October 6th, 2023
VI’s educational legend & patriot Jennie N. Wheatley MBE passes

EAST END, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands’ community has been placed in mourning over the passing of local educator, historian, mother, author, wife, and patriot Mrs Jennie Naomi Wheatley MBE. She passed away at her home last evening Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the age of 84, having been born on June 24, 1939.

October 3rd, 2023
Fmr VI Governor Peter A. Penfold, CMG, OBE has passed

LONDON, United Kingdom- Former Governor of the [British] Virgin Islands, Peter Alfred Penfold, CMG, OBE has died.

October 3rd, 2023
Former USVI Senator Alicia Hansen aka 'Chucky' has died

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, ST Croix, USVI- The political landscape of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) changed on Monday night, October 2, 2023, with the passing of Alicia Hansen aka 'Chucky', a former senator and an emblematic figure in the territory, following a tenacious battle with cancer. She was 70.

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