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March 24th, 2015
‘Indigenous farmers being run over!’ – Lorie A. Rhymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Lorie A. Rhymer said local farmers are being run over by persons selling imported produce far cheaper than local produce and that this situation must be corrected if agriculture in the territory is to go anywhere.

September 7th, 2013
Openness; reduced stigma called for in marijuana debate – Sowande

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the debate on the use of marijuana continues to be waged around the globe, calls are being made locally for more openness in discussion and a reduction of the stigma that is attached to the issue.

August 22nd, 2013
Speaking in private capacity at public forums is ‘dangerous’ – D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Douglas Wheatley asserted that he found it dangerous for government Ministers to be making certain statements at public forums in their private capacity.

August 20th, 2013
Walwyn’s 'enslaved' claims in poor taste & disrespectful – Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Education and Culture Minister Hon. Myron V. Walwyn has been challenged to support his rhetoric in claiming that the children of expatriate parents are enslaved in not receiving immediate rights to citizenship upon their birth in the Virgin Islands.

July 29th, 2013
Dep. Premier remains in conflict of interest – Commentator

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While he considers Deputy Premier Dr The Hon. Kedrick D. Pickering to be an honourable and well intentioned person, commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said he disagrees with the legislator’s view that there is no conflict of interest with Dr Pickering’s involvement in the BVI Investment Club as expressed in the House of Assembly on July 26, 2013.

July 6th, 2013
Stop this ‘I from here’ mentality – resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident is of the belief that Virgin Islanders should be prepared to think internationally and not regionally in consideration of the services that the Territory offers.

July 1st, 2013
Political appointments create distorted image of VIslanders – Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A local activist has struck out at the allegations that locals are thrust into positions in the workplace where they are unsuitable or deemed incompetent stating that they sometimes work in areas outside of their expertise because of politics.

May 25th, 2013
Music Fest funds from gov’t should have gone to schools – Sowande Uhuru

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator and social activist Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru believes government should have diverted funds spent on this year’s BVI Music Fest towards more pressing problems such as the mould issues affecting several of the Territory’s schools.

May 19th, 2013
Commentators lash RVIPF fee increases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentators have denounced intended fee increases recently announced by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for services they provide, calling the increases untimely and burdensome.

May 14th, 2013
Bridge job disconnect between locals & expats - Commentators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following comments made by two legislators regarding the employment situation in the Territory, commentators have come to the conclusion that there is a disconnect that needs to be bridged urgently.

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