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January 19th, 2023
UK’s narrative paints VI as ‘a lawless town’ to suspend constitution– Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says the United Kingdom (UK) continues to push a narrative that the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) is lawless and warrants a suspension of the local constitution to bring law and order. This, according to Hon Malone, is not the right approach.

January 18th, 2023
No finger pointing over bad roads!- ‘Gov’ts are continuum’- Hon Penn

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Following statements by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is not to be blamed for the state of the territory’s deplorable roads, National Democratic Party (NDP) Chairman and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R7) has indicated that no single person can be blamed.

January 17th, 2023
Persons starting to think VI environment a contributor to cancer– Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Lamenting that a high number of persons are dying of cancer in the Virgin Islands, talk show host Cromwell Smith aka ‘Edju En Ka’ has called for aggressive funding towards investigations into possible environmental causes of cancer as well as cancer treatment and prevention in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 17th, 2023
Dr Wheatley has too much of national agenda to focus on D7- Kevon S. Lettsome

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI– Seventh District political candidate in the 2023 election, Kevon S. Lettsome has criticised current Premier and Seventh District Representative Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley as having too much of a portfolio-driven national agenda to be able to adequately make a positive impact in the district he represents.

January 16th, 2023
4 dogs put down following vicious attacks- Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) says it ordered four dogs euthanised over the weekend, following incidents of each either injuring persons, or maiming or killing livestock.

January 16th, 2023
Excursion boat captain alleges he was asked to leave Oil Nut Bay area

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A boat captain that provides excursions mainly in the Virgin Gorda area was allegedly asked to leave the Oil Nut Bay area. The matter, after being raised on Facebook by Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles, was reportedly subsequently ‘settled’ favourably for the parties involved.

January 16th, 2023
Governor comes from 'a dead economy' & will only 'sink' VI– Former FS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Financial Secretary (FS) in the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr L. Allen Wheatley has slammed the United Kingdom (UK) as having a dead economy and yet wanting to impose their economic policies on the VI’s thriving businesses sector through the unelected Governor John J. Rankin, CMG.

January 15th, 2023
Time for Truth: Is the current political party system right for the Virgin Islands?

By Kedrick E. Malone

The 2007 Constitution Order, in its excellent and well-articulated preamble on page 5, states that “the people of the territory of the Virgin Islands have over centuries evolved with a distinct cultural identity which is the essence of a Virgin Islander” (as defined in the 2007 Constitution Order). It goes on to say that “that the people of the Virgin Islands have expressed a desire for their Constitution to reflect who they are as a people and a country”.

January 14th, 2023
Governor’s Office receives big $$ for more staff- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The financial assault on the Virgin Islands (VI) taxpayer's purse continues over the presence of the Governor’s office in the British Overseas Territory.

January 14th, 2023
CIL's Brian W. Jermyn & Simone T. Monsanto launch new insurance Co. in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Managing Director of Caribbean Insurers Ltd (CIL) Mr Brian W. Jermyn and Director Simone T. Monsanto have expanded their insurance services to Guyana, with the launch of Atlantic Edge Insurance Brokerage Inc.

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