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September 30th, 2023
FSC reverses media censorship policy for upcoming forum

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Following criticisms over media censorship as reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), the BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) has announced a reversal of its media censorship policy for the Meet the Regulator Forum slated for October 3, 2023.

September 30th, 2023
Plans started to transition W&SD into statutory body

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - As complaints continue about the poor water distribution across the Virgin Islands (VI), the Government has announced plans to start the transition of the Water and Sewerage Department into a statutory body.

September 30th, 2023
Debt generates wealth

Dickson C. Igwe

Capital ownership has driven increasing social and wealth inequality practically everywhere. Social inequality is a global phenomenon driven by the power of capital, and the owners of capital. Capital- human and physical assets that generate wealth- tends to increase the wealth and power of those who control capital. Today, wealthy capitalists own the most powerful corporations and practically run the world.

September 29th, 2023
Stellar line-up of authors announced for BVI Lit Fest 2023

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), in collaboration with the Department of Culture, is inviting the public to gather with prize-winning authors and influential thinkers at the third installment of the BVI Literary Fest (Lit Fest) from November 2-5, 2023 under the theme 'Tell Your Story'.

September 29th, 2023
Governor threatens ‘additional action’ if no significant progress in CoI reforms by Dec 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Unelected Governor of the Virgin Islands John J. Rankin, CMG has threatened additional action, should the Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley government not progress with the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommended reforms by December 2023.

September 29th, 2023
Potential federal government shutdown could impact in USVI


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Croix, USVI - As the potential federal government shutdown looms with just 2 days left, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett has voiced concerns about its possible effects on the U.S. Virgin Islands.

September 29th, 2023
BVITB help desk @ CGB to be closed

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Just weeks after the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) decided to close the welcome desk at the Cyril E. King International Airport on St Thomas, USVI and the service desk at the Wilmoth Blyden Ferry Terminal also on St. Thomas (both will be closed by December 1, 2023), word comes of another outpost closure.

September 29th, 2023
This Week We Feature Young Professional Kevis J. Hughes

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Serial entrepreneur Kevis J. Hughes is juggling three businesses while navigating life in the Virgin Islands. While owning and managing three businesses may seem like a daunting task for most, our Young Professional says each of his companies shares a piece of his heart.

September 29th, 2023
UK provides $30K for Governor’s Office to fund youth empowerment projects

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) Mr John J. Rankin, CMG has said his office has a fund totalling $30,000 to finance youth empowerment projects in the VI.

September 29th, 2023
Asphalt plant brings new road @ Premier’s Cutlass Tower office

WICKHAMS CAY I, Tortola, VI – With the local asphalt plant now back in operation, repairs to roads are being done across the territory as promised by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), who said the plant was a critical part of improving the road infrastructure in the VI.

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