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September 17th, 2021
Blazers reach 2nd round playoffs; East Rockers 2.0 on the ropes!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The formidable VG Bayside Blazers have advanced to the second round of playoffs in the BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) National ‘District’ League; however, one of the favourites- East Rockers 2.0- is now in a do-or-die situation.

September 17th, 2021
'The premier in any administration is basically omnipotent'- Hon Fraser

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Opposition Member Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said ministers risk losing their ministerial portfolios if they do not obey dictates from the sitting Premier.

September 17th, 2021
Government matters & is legit

Edgar Leonard

The institution of government matters, and it is legit. Nonetheless, the government is often criticised, maligned, and raked mercilessly over hot coal. Nevertheless, some of the criticism is self-inflicted and well-deserved.

September 17th, 2021
Board member posts given as reward for support @ polls- Hon Penn claims

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has claimed that instead of competency and experience being at the core for selecting statutory boards members, these posts are being filled by persons who supported the government at the polls.

September 16th, 2021
‘It is the hardest task’ getting businesses to interview locals for jobs- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honorable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says it remains a challenge to get local businesses to interview Virgin Islanders from a local job pool for locally available jobs.

September 16th, 2021
Virgin Islanders used to build everything for themselves - Dr the Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has admitted that the Virgin Islands (VI) education system has a challenge where it is not good at teaching vocational skills but has a focus on administrative training.

September 16th, 2021
If you have a crowded bar, 'you picking on yourself'– Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- On the heels of two bars being ordered closed and $1,000 fines issued over the past weekend, Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) said bar owners are picking on themselves when they allow their establishments to be overcrowded.

September 16th, 2021
Cuba vaccinating children as young as 2 years old

NEW YORK TIMES

Cuba will begin vaccinating children as young as 2 against the coronavirus this week, making it the only country so far to immunize children that young.

September 16th, 2021
VI launching survey to gauge perception towards COVID vaccination

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges has said health authorities will be rolling out a survey to better understand public perception surrounding vaccination.

September 16th, 2021
New champs emerge @ BVI Laser Masters & Back to School Regatta

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Colin Rathbun toppled 2-time winner Christian Thompson in the Laser class when the BVI Laser Masters Championship and Back to School Regatta, organised by the Royal BVI Yacht Club, were held on September 11, 2021.

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