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January 17th, 2022
Salt Island: The Forgotten & Neglected Island- Part 3 of 3

Edgar Leonard

In Parts 1 and 2, I waxed/rant about the hardy and industrious Salt Island people, the place, the proud, rich history, and heritage; basic, simple, and idyllic lifestyle; of my ancestral homeland's forgotten and neglected situation. In Part 3, I will offer some suggestions on the way forward.

January 14th, 2022
Salt Island Lands Advisory Committee (SILAC) established

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has said the newly created Salt Island Lands Advisory Committee (SILAC) will assist his ministry in ensuring the fair distribution of Crown Lands on Salt Island to its descendants.

September 30th, 2021
Salt Island: the Forgotten & Neglected Island

Edgar Leonard

Salt Island is my ancestral homeland. Navel strings buried on Salt Island, my paternal grandfather, mother, father, several siblings, and other close family members claim Salt Island as the land of their birth. Nonetheless, Salt Island and generations of Salt Islanders (Cay/Key people) were a forgotten island and people.

September 8th, 2021
Gov’t working out ‘issues’ to repair Salt Island dock

CAPPOONS BAY, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says his government, through the Ministry of Natural Resources, is working on resolving issues pertaining to the reconstruction of the Salt Island dock.

March 24th, 2016
Salt collected from Salt Island for gift to Queen

SALT ISLAND, VI – The Virgin Islands kicked off its celebrations to mark the 90th birth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II with a re-creation of the historic and rich tradition of salt breaking and then presenting a pound of salt from Salt Island to pass to the Governor and then onward to Her Majesty as the rent due per year to the Monarchy.

September 22nd, 2015
'Fascinating' waterspout spotted near Salt Island

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Fascinating,” was one of the words used to describe a waterspout that was spotted near Salt Island this afternoon, September 22, 2015.

February 15th, 2015
Man's body found off Salt Island

SALT ISLAND, VI - Today February 15, 2015 the body of a male was found off Salt Island and the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are engaged in an investigation.

June 14th, 2013
Is it time for an ‘Anegada Day’?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The issue of a special day set aside for the recognition of the people of Anegada and Salt Island came to the fore recently as a cultural panel discussed the upcoming celebration of Territory Day.

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