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November 23rd, 2023
Puerto Rico rooftops to ‘power up’ with $440M U.S investment


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — In a significant move towards renewable energy, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced a $440 million initiative to install solar panels on low-income homes in Puerto Rico. This effort comes as the U.S. territory faces persistent power outages and a deteriorating electric grid.

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.

November 22nd, 2023
St George's Primary marks 6th death anniversary of Trinity A. Moses

MAIN STREET, Tortola, VI - “Today Trinity should have been at college, she should have been at college today, but six years ago she was taken away from us,” said St George's Primary School Principal Dr Cherilyn Anderson-Rogers in a somber tone, as the school held a memorial and remembrance to mark the 6th death anniversary of Trinity A. Moses.

November 22nd, 2023
Bryan & Roach exit USVI for Thanksgiving; Gov't employees get Friday off


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Governor Albert Bryan and Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach will be out of the territory for the Thanksgiving holiday, starting Monday, November 20 through Sunday, November 26, and November 29, respectively. In their absence, Finance Commissioner Nominee Kevin McCurdy will assume the role of Acting Governor, according to Gov't House.

November 22nd, 2023
Some 60% VI public servants considered ‘working poor’- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– An adjustment of the Virgin Islands (VI) minimum wage is underway to improve wages for persons specifically in the public service, referred to as the ‘working poor” in the territory by the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), in his 2024 Budget Speech delivered on November 21, 2023.

November 21st, 2023
Speedy’s takes on Trellis Bay clean-up ahead of new tourist season

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI – The Trellis Bay port area, previously seen as an eyesore with garbage has now been cleaned up ahead of the Christmas tourist season which traditionally sees an influx of visitors to the Virgin Islands.

November 21st, 2023
PS O’Neal-Morton files Constitutional Motion against Governor & others

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many residents will remember that the Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office, Dr Carolyn O’Neal-Morton, was sent on leave weeks after the arrest of former Premier Andrew A. Fahie.

November 21st, 2023
UK national Jay Kendall’s appointment as HMP boss a ‘step forward’- Archer Jr

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- It was on September 15, 2023, that our newsroom first and accurately reported that the new Superintendent of Prisons in the [British] Virgin Islands would be a United Kingdom (UK) national, replacing local Guy M. Hill.

November 21st, 2023
Borrowed coat strings don’t last long

Alred C. Frett

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Some say Good things never seem to last, and some say, the good Lord giveth and the Good Lord taketh away... I do not have all the answers but I may have a few, and just as Day follows Night, Night follows Day, and, not all Days are bright, and not all Nights are dark... However, even with all the differences between our Ambition and Ability, the God of Nature and Laws of Balance still brings equality for one and all.

November 20th, 2023
USVI’s Emmanuel Phillips cops top prize in BVITB's 2023 film competition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a red carpet premiere event, USVI Emmanuel Phillips copped the top prize of the 'Rhodni Skelton Award' $5,000.00 for overall best film in the BVI Tourist Board Film Commission's 284 Excellence Film Competition 2023 held Sunday night, November 19, 2023.

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