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January 14th, 2023
USVI residents urged to fully vaccinate as COVID cases surge

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The USVI Department of Health said Friday, January 13, 2023, that due to a recent increase in cases in the territory, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion is urging all Virgin Islanders to take all protective measures against the Covid-19 virus.

January 14th, 2023
Miss BVI Lia R. Claxton dazzles ahead of tonight’s Miss Universe finals

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, USA – As the 2023 Miss Universe pageant heats up ahead of the finals tonight January 12, 2023, Miss Universe BVI Lia R. Claxton has already dazzled audiences and the judge at the Preliminary competition.

January 13th, 2023
Former FS accuses Unity Gov't of playing know-it-alls & refusing help

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Former Financial Secretary (FS) in the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr L. Allen Wheatley has slammed the Dr Natalio D. Wheatley-led Government of National Unity for what he said is their refusal to take advice from experts in the territory, even as the coalition government navigates the last months in office.

January 13th, 2023
'There are inmates awaiting trial for up to 5 years'- Guy M. Hill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The old maxim ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’, which means that if legal redress or equitable relief is available, but is not forthcoming in a timely fashion, it is effectively the same as having no remedy at all, may very well apply to the state of judicial affairs in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 12th, 2023
2023: A new year with the same old problems

Alred C. Frett

Losing our Lands and Identity:

I wish you a Happy New Year because Sentimentally, we like to think of a New Year as the beginning of many things including Resolutions for our lives... However, in reality our lives do not stop and start at the convenience of a Calendar... Our joys and sorrows, mourning and celebrations care nothing about the hours, days or months of the year – Every journey is a start and continuation until we reach the end.

January 12th, 2023
$700K goal set by Rotary Club of Tortola for The Grand Affair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Rotary Club of Tortola has set out to raise at least $700,000 via the return of one of their largest fundraiser events, The Grand Affair, which it has not been able to execute since 2017 due to the major disaster of that year and the subsequent COVID-19 pandemic.

January 12th, 2023
Elections 2023: All 4 At-Large Legislators will lose seats– Skelton-Cline predicts

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Talk show host and social commentator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline has predicted that when the Virgin Islands people head to the polls at the next 2023 elections, all of the current At-Large Legislators will lose their seats.

January 11th, 2023
Hess makes US$75M first payment for Guyana-issued carbon credits

STABROEK NEWS

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - The Government of Guyana has announced that it is in receipt of its first payment for carbon credits valued at US$75 million under the agreement made with Hess Corporation, and according to a statement released yesterday, it is the first payment in an agreement that will be worth a minimum of US$750 million up to 2030.

January 11th, 2023
‘I don’t care about the premier’s personal life, although I should’- Rosan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Controversial talk show host, Cindy Rosan has called out persons for misrepresenting her questioning to the Premier Natalio D. Whealtey (R1), indicating that her intention was never to get into the personal life of the Premier, although she should.

January 10th, 2023
Gov’t says 3 recent hires were in accordance with laws

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has moved to clarify the hiring of three persons, following accusations that Labour laws may have been broken in the process of hiring the persons who currently serve in the Premier’s Office and Government Information Services (GIS).

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