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December 1st, 2022
Police Welfare Association congratulates new Dept & Asst Commissioner appointees

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Chairman and the entire executive and membership of the Police Welfare Association extend hearty congratulations to the newly appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police St. Clair Amory and Deputy Commissioner Jacqueline E. Vanterpool.

December 1st, 2022
‘Absolutely no credibility’ to reports of cutting Civil Service- David D. Archer Jr

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- It has long been a talk that the United Kingdom (UK) has been pressuring the Government of the Virgin Islands to reduce the number of persons employed in the Public Service, especially since a significant percent of the National Budget goes towards employee remuneration.

December 1st, 2022
799 new businesses opened in 2020 & 2021 during pandemic– Premier

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Despite the adverse economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with a decline in employment during the 2020 and 2021 period due to the temporary or permanent closure of some businesses, some 548 and 251 new businesses opened in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

December 1st, 2022
Set it Off’s Rowan R. Victor gets Most Blocks, Steals & Assists @ 2022 VG Summer Jam

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Usually it is his brother Ray D. Victor stealing the spotlight and carting off the lion’s share of individual awards; however, Rowan R. Victor emerged out of the shadow to capture most of the individual awards at the 2022 VG Summer Jam, which concluded on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at A. Jeffrey Caines Arena in Virgin Gorda.

November 30th, 2022
Hurricane damaged Roger Downing Mangrove Boardwalk to be restored

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Rotary Club of Tortola (RCT) has announced its partnership with Unite BVI to restore the already complete portion of the Roger Downing Boardwalk (RDB) that was badly damaged during the 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria.

November 30th, 2022
Customs K9 died after left in vehicle

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is unclear whether anyone was held culpable; however, word only now getting to our news centre is that a K9 utilised by HM Customs reportedly died after it was left in a vehicle for some time.

November 30th, 2022
Budget Address: RDA tasked with designing national library, museum & archive

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- With the aim of further diversifying the local tourism industry, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced that there will be a focus on culture and the development of new facilities, including a national library and museum.

November 30th, 2022
$250K & 6 mths’ notice required to make BVI Music Festival a reality- Rhodni A. Skelton

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The BVI Music Festival, which has in the past attracted some big-name international artistes and many visitors to the shores of the Virgin Islands, will make a return in 2023 after a 10-year hiatus.

November 30th, 2022
Democracy & Voters' Voting Power

Edgar Leonard

Voting is fundamental and sacred to all rights, civic duty, and personal social responsibility. It matters and is integral to functioning Democracy; it is the language of Democracy, the ability to partake in civic life, and provides a voice in choosing and electing political representatives.

November 30th, 2022
Prospect Reef Resort to be developed- Premier Wheatley

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- With the prospect of increased airlift and maritime traffic to the territory, the Unity Government has said opportunities will be created for investors to increase the beds available in the Territory, along with tourism development projects to support the sector.

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