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May 27th, 2023
UPDATE: Control tower strike ends, VI airports resume full operation

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) has announced that airports in the territory have resumed normal operations effective today, Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 7:00 a.m, following a brief closure yesterday at the T.B. Lettsome International Airport.

May 26th, 2023
Samuel Jack Husbands appointed Chair of Labour Arbitration Tribunal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The new Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government of Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has moved swiftly to appoint a Labour Arbitration Tribunal.

May 26th, 2023
Department of Labour & Workforce Development to handle Executive Work Permit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands through the Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade announces the transfer of Executive Work Permit (EWP) processing to the Department of Labour and Workforce Development.

May 25th, 2023
AA aircraft lands in VI on test flight

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- At 11:31 AM, today, Thursday, May 25, 2023, an American Airlines (AL) aircraft landed at Terrance B. Lettsome Airport on Beef Island as part of a test flight by the airline ahead of officially commencing direct flights from Miami to the [British] Virgin Islands on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

May 24th, 2023
Kishann Cupid-Brathwaite appointed Public Service Transformation Manager

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands says it is moving forward with the transformation of the Public Service and has appointed Mrs Kishann Cupid-Brathwaite to manage the initiative.

May 24th, 2023
Churches ‘animated’ over gay rights, silent on community initiatives– Damion C. Grange

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Talking points co-host Damion C. Grange has slammed the church for what he illustrated as silence on community initiates, but suddenly becoming animated on issues related to LGBT rights in the territory.

May 23rd, 2023
The value of being woke - Progressive & Awake

Alred C. Frett

When Being Wrong Would Make Things Right:

Once we put trust in Leaders, we never want to be wrong, so we tolerate many difficulties before admitting failure… Election is over, but I remain concerned that their view of success is the wholesale ripping off and raping of the People, rather than trying to exhibit the virtue and character needed for saving our Country and rescuing our Children… I have zero trust, but I would much rather be wrong.

May 23rd, 2023
Significant funding pledged for US Territories: Health & Education to benefit

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. John, USVI - The US Virgin Islands, along with other Insular Areas, will benefit from a generous funding allocation as the US Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs announced on Monday, May 23, 2023, in grants to the tune of $4,279,808 for the fiscal year 2023.

May 23rd, 2023
'I pledge to give my all’ to culture, tourism & D4 – Hon Luce D. Hodge-Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newly elected Fourth District Representative and Junior Minister for Tourism and Culture, Ms Luce D. Hodge-Smith has pledged to give her all to her portfolios of culture and tourism and a representative of the Fourth Electoral District in the VI.

May 20th, 2023
VI's potable water network to get upgrades through public-private partnership – Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has detailed that his ministry will soon be issuing an expression of interest to obtain the services of a reputable and qualified company, to replace and upgrade the water distribution network of the Virgin Islands (VI) through a public-private partnership engagement.

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