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May 11th, 2022
'Everyone can be affected by mental health issues'- Local social worker

JOHNSON'S GHUT, Tortola, VI- “We want the community to understand that everyone can be affected by mental health issues especially in the stressful times that we are living in now with COVID-19 and its adverse impact on the economy,” Acting Social Worker Mr Loren Smith has said, in stressing the point that it should not be one of stigmatisation.

May 11th, 2022
U.S. charges third suspect in assassination of Haiti’s Moise

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FLORIDA, USA – The United States today charged a former Haitian senator with conspiring to kill Haitian President Jovenel Moise, the third suspect to be charged by the Department of Justice as the Caribbean nation’s own probe into the murder remains stalled.

May 10th, 2022
VI weather: Partly cloudy with 30% chance of rain tonight, May 10, 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has indicated that an increase of moisture in the atmosphere coupled with instability embedded in a moderate to fresh wind flow will produce periods of unsettled conditions mainly after midnight.

May 10th, 2022
Elderly woman dies suddenly @ health clinic in Long Look

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our newsroom is that an elderly woman died suddenly while at Rosalind Penn Health Clinic in Long Look today, May 10, 2022.

May 10th, 2022
Another public demonstration against possible UK direct rule planned for tomorrow

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Protesting and advocacy against the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendation to impose United Kingdom (UK) direct rule on the Virgin Islands (VI) as well as suspend the local constitution will continue with another public demonstration outside the Office of the Governor from 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

May 9th, 2022
UK direct rule is a ‘long-term plan’ to takeover VI– Patsy C. lake

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands icon and businesswoman Patsy C. Lake says she believes the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendation for direct rule is a long-term plan of the UK.

May 9th, 2022
CARICOM ‘not standing’ for direct rule in VI- Dr Ralph E. Gonsalves

KINGSTON, St Vincent & the Grenadines – Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph E. Gonsalves has called ‘ridiculous’ the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report recommendation which calls for direct rule from London and a suspension of the local constitution in the [British] Virgin Islands.

May 8th, 2022
5.0 magnitude earthquake felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Around 9:32 am today, May 8, 2022, a strong shaking that lasted for about 30 seconds was experienced in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI).

May 7th, 2022
‘Church people’ need to update VI on meeting with Hon Milling- Julio S. Henry

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI – Talk show host and community activist, Julio S. Henry has slammed the local clergy for not providing updates on what came out of their meeting with the UK Minister for the Overseas Territory, the Rt. Hon Amanda A. Milling.

May 7th, 2022
Historical: First Grandfather & Grandson as VI Chief Minister & Premier!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It only happened once before in the history of the Virgin Islands (1950- current) but it was at a different level. The first father and son to represent Virgin Gorda today, part of the ninth district, started with Hubert Robinson O’Neal in 1970 who was from Virgin Gorda.

Today's Poll

Who would you prefer as the next Premier of the VI?

Which party do you believe will have the most seats following the 2023 general election?

Would the Territory accept another slate of new candidates like in 2019?

Which Statutory Body/Department is the worst run in the VI?

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