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September 1st, 2021
Ex-Gov Jaspert provoked Premier Fahie ahead of CoI- Elroy A. Turnbull

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Former Educator Mr Elroy A. Turnbull said, as an outsider observing the relationship between the embattled ex-Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert and the democratically elected Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1), the then Governor allegedly provoked the Premier as part of a plan to set the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into motion.

August 30th, 2021
CoI has no ‘evidence of corruption’ – Premier asserts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew. A. Fahie (R1) is confident that after more than six months, the United Kingdom’s Commission of Inquiry (CoI) has not found any information of corruption in the Virgin Islands.

August 29th, 2021
EE/LL Sewerage Project: Main pump line installed from Long Swamp to Paraquita Bay

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Work on the recently recommissioned East End/Long Look Sewerage Project is progressing smoothly.

August 29th, 2021
Cyclist run down by car on James Walter Francis Drive

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A pedal cyclist was taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital this morning, August 29, 2021, after he was struck while riding on the eastern carriageway of James Walter Francis Drive in the vicinity of the new B&F Medical building.

August 29th, 2021
Deputy CoP Alwin James announces retirement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After nearly four decades in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Alwin James has announced his retirement as a law enforcement officer.

August 28th, 2021
Work permit exemptions by marriage will be granted for 6 years max- Cabinet

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Persons applying for work permit exemptions within the category of Marriage will now be able to apply immediately following marriage to a BVIslander or Belonger, however, the exemptions will only be granted for a fixed period.

August 27th, 2021
MALE summer programme 2021 a success - Henderson K. Tittle

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere - MALE organisation, has wrapped up another successful year of summer camp initiative in the Virgin Islands (VI), despite the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic that almost postponed this year’s activities.

August 25th, 2021
'Opposition Member cut District stipend to elderly & blamed me'- Premier Fahie

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said rumours being perpetrated by the Opposition are taking hold in the Virgin Islands, so much so that people are starting to believe some of the lies they are spreading.

August 25th, 2021
Living for each other instead of just the dollars

Alred C. Frett

Expecting their Vaccines to save our Nation:

We would all like to pride ourselves in being our Brothers’ Keepers, but clearly Family Affairs are being replaced with a Dog-eat-Dog Mentality… Mother Nature is annoyed, Father Christmas is absent and the Auntie Bertha and Uncle Sam we have known, still promise much but deliver little… After 3 Centuries, we are still comfortable being fooled and too afraid to speak out against Traditional Injustices.

August 25th, 2021
Historian, cultural icon, librarian & patriot Yvonne Mactavious passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Family, friends and the cultural class are in mourning on the passing of a daughter of the Virgin Islands soil, Ms Jeanette Yvonne Mactavious.

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