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September 6th, 2021
Hurricane Irma did not destroy our resilience- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today, Monday, September 6, 2021, marks the four-year anniversary of the passage of the catastrophic Hurricane Irma over the Virgin Islands.

January 4th, 2021
27 hurricane-damaged homes repaired, 265 approved for grants- Hon Malone

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) is reporting that repairs to nearly 30 homes have been completed under the government’s Housing Recovery Programme, while hundreds have been approved for grant aid.

November 7th, 2020
The post pandemic economy Part 1

By Dickson C. Igwe

Climate change and unsustainable capitalism have pushed the globe close to the abyss.

Circa November 6, 2020, and Vice President Joe Biden has moved ahead in Pennsylvania and Georgia: the Democrats’ Blue Wall may have placed Joe Biden in the White House thanks to Black US Citizens who came out in huge numbers to vote for Biden despite Republican Party attempts to suppress the black vote.

September 29th, 2020
Trial starts for USVI man caught with bag of jewellery days after Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A nine-member jury is expected to decide whether a man from St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) found carrying a number of gold and silver jewellery after three jewellery stores in Road Town were looted after Hurricane Irma, is guilty or not.

September 6th, 2020
Hurricane Irma ‘challenged our faith to keep trusting in God’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today, Sunday, September 6, 2020, marks three years since the Virgin Islands was devastated by the catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane, Irma.

August 11th, 2020
Impact resistant doors & windows for R.T. O’Neal Admin Complex

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaking this morning, August 11, 2020, at the contract signing for the Procurement and Installation works at Ralph T. O’Neal Administration Complex, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said full rehabilitation of the building is long overdue, as no major works were done since 2017.

May 30th, 2020
NAGICO urges citizens to ‘take precaution’ this hurricane season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially beginning on June 1, 2020, local insurance company NAGICO Insurances is encouraging the public to be vigilant this Hurricane Season and to implement precautionary measures.

December 11th, 2019
'Everybody got a pop up shop' in Road Town- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has moved to lash out against authorities over non-action regarding widespread vending and what he called 'pop-up shops' plaguing Road Town, the capital city of the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 9th, 2019
End of Hurricane Season prompts reflection on VI’s external response to Irma

By E. Benito Wheatley

The 2019 hurricane season, which saw the immense challenge faced by the Bahamas Government in mounting an overall response to the destruction of Abaco by Hurricane Dorian, has prompted much reflection on my part on the [British] Virgin Islands’ (VI) own external response to Hurricane Irma over two years earlier.

November 30th, 2019
'Rethink procurement rules after natural disasters' - E. Benito Wheatley

WASHINGTON DC, USA - Mr E. Benito Wheatley, the Virgin Islands (VI) Special Envoy for the Government, has called on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and international partners to reexamine approaches to procurement after a natural disaster.

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