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August 3rd, 2022
Hundreds turn out for East End Jouvert

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Someone said tired? With all the events that have been happening for Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival 2022, from the Road Town Jouvert, August Monday Parade, August Tuesday Horse Races, along with stage shows at Festival Grounds, hundreds of persons still had the energy to rise out of bed early to participate in the East End Jouvert this morning, August 3, 2022.

June 5th, 2022
National coach ‘impressed’ with crowd support for VI Football Team

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When skipper Kavon Troy Caesar rose above Cayman Islands defenders and an advancing goalkeeper to score a goal for the Virgin Islands in their CONCACAF Nations League game on June 3, 2022, the reaction from the large crowd of supporters at A.O. Shirley Ground was electrifying.

May 30th, 2022
Hon Turnbull on board wholeheartedly with direction of Wheatley Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Second District Representative and former Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) says he is behind the direction of new Premier, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), and his new direction of Governance in the Virgin Islands.

May 17th, 2022
VI will continue working with US agencies ‘to root out corruption’- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has vowed his Government's commitment, as well as that of the local law enforcement agencies, to continue collaborating with foreign law enforcement authorities, including those in the United States (US), to root out corruption in the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 10th, 2022
Petition of over 1000 signatures against UK direct rule submitted to VI Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A petition that appealed to Governor John J. Rankin, CMG and United Kingdom (UK) Overseas Territories Minister Hon Amanda A. Milling to reject the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendation of suspension of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) constitution and imposition of direct rule from London garnered over 1000 signatures and was submitted to the Governor on May 4, 2022.

February 16th, 2022
Need for school counsellors now greater than ever– Education Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries, and Agriculture Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has pointed to the need for school/guidance counsellors as even greater as a result of challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 15th, 2021
Resources raised to aid Public Officer left paralysed after accident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In an effort to assist Public Officer, Colin Stevens with his rehabilitative efforts following a paralyzing accident, the Public Service of the Virgin Islands have partnered with businesses and non-profit organizations to raise funds and offer support.

November 29th, 2021
2021 Anegada Lobster Fest rated as 'best since Irma'

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI- Following a much needed economic boost to the Sister Island, several business operators on Anegada have dubbed the 2021 Lobster Fest as the best since the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017.

July 22nd, 2021
Letter to the Editor- 'A family tie is like a tree...'

By Moleto A. Smith Jr- President, League of British Virgin Islanders

Dear Editor:

There is an African proverb that goes like this, “A family tie is like a tree; it might bend but it cannot break”.

September 15th, 2020
‘We need to support our Gov’t’- Violet Thomas-Gaul

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although the majority in the Virgin Islands has praised the Government, led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), for its work to protect the Territory during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some who have repeatedly sought to criticise the Government at every turn, regularly ventilating their issues on social media and stirring an air of disunity.

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