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January 4th, 2023
Lorna Stevens is a 'stellar public servant & patriot'- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Among the many persons given their due praise for helping to see the Elmore Stoutt High School Redevelopment Project become a reality, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) was not shy to mention that of former Premier Andrew A. Fahie and public servant Lorna L. Stevens.

January 4th, 2023
Disbanding the RDA would be a mistake- Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Describing the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) as a piece of well-run machinery, Chairman of the RDA’s Board of Directors Mr Ronnie W. Skelton has said it would be a mistake to disband the Agency.

January 3rd, 2023
After 5 yrs & 1 term, Senior ESHS students return to main campus tomorrow

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After 5 years and 1 term, senior students of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), along with their teachers, will return to the main campus tomorrow, January 4, 2023, and officially end the shift system that has been in place since 2017, when the school was devasted by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

January 3rd, 2023
Labour Department in shambles; A work permit took 1 year!- SFC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The true challenges of the Labour and Workforce Department was revealed last month, December 2022, in the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) deliberations to examine the 2023 Budget estimates.

January 3rd, 2023
CARQUEST Auto Parts opens on VG with store-wide discount

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Tortola Auto Group (TAG) has announced the commencement of operations on Virgin Gorda, with the opening of the CARQUEST Auto Parts store from today, January 3, 2023.

January 3rd, 2023
‘Let’s stop dilly-dallying & get the airport expanded’- Hon Vanterpool

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Making the point that the Virgin Islands (VI) must continue to invest in its ports to be able to reap maximum benefits to sustain the economy, Fourth District Representative and prominent entrepreneur Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool has urged his Unity Government to waste no more time in extending the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport runway on Beef Island.

January 2nd, 2023
USVI Senators pass bill to legalise recreational marijuana

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) has joined a list of 21 states and the District of Columbia that have approved legislation to legalise the adult use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr is expected to sign the measure into law, which is already veto-proof with 11 senators voting in favour.

January 1st, 2023
Public votes M.A.L.E. for Digicel's $5k charity

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Digicel BVI on December 30, 2022, presented M.A.L.E. with a cheque for $5,000.00 for receiving the most votes from the public for Digicel's Christmas Pick and Give promotion.

December 30th, 2022
Solar microgrid to be developed on VG - Leroy A. E. Abraham

THE SETTLEMENT, Tortola, VI- As the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) continues with its mandate to spearhead the Territory’s transition to Green Energy sources, it has been announced that a solar microgrid will be developed in Virgin Gorda in the very near future and that ground is expected to be broken for the development of a microgrid at Paraquita Bay late 2023.

December 29th, 2022
Ground breaks for Nov 2023 expected solar power grid on Anegada

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – The Anegada Hybrid Renewable Energy and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Project, originally slated to be completed by November 2021, is now expected to be completed and commissioned by November 2023.

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