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July 17th, 2024
Gov Pruce dismisses security concerns over Law Enforcement Review Report

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Governor of the Virgin Islands Daniel Pruce has said “every step was taken” to ensure that information released in the published version of the ‘The British Virgin Islands: Volume One- A review of law enforcement and criminal justice bodies in the British Virgin Islands’ would not compromise the security of the people or law enforcement’s ability to operate effectively.

June 23rd, 2024
‘We have looked @ extending [airport runway] 500 ft to the west’- Hon Rymer

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has committed to extending the runway at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport; however, how it will be done is not a decision written in stone as yet.

June 21st, 2024
The CoP ‘seems afraid to address the people in the territory’- Violet Thomas-Gaul

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The embattled Commissioner of Police Mr Mark Collins has been accused of dodging opportunities to address the public.

June 19th, 2024
‘We have been trying to patch as much potholes as possible’- Hon Rymer

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- As residents continue to complain about the state of the roads, which have been made worse by the recent floodings, Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) said the plan is to do some interim repair work until major works can be done once the required funding is received.

June 11th, 2024
Nearly 50% of waste burned @ Pockwood Pond is compostable- Aragorn A. Dick-Read

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Regenerative organic farmer and Virgin Islander Mr Aragorn A. Dick-Read, who is engaged in sustainable agriculture in the territory, says a large percentage of waste at the Pockwood Pond Incinerator can be used for composting and other agricultural purposes.

May 14th, 2024
‘Push horse racing or get pushed out’- Lesmore Smith to Hon Rymer

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- US Virgin Islands Governor’s Cup Champion Lesmore Smith has urged Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) to take up the responsibility to push for the revival and development of horse racing in the [British] Virgin Islands.

May 9th, 2024
School fights: ‘Who the heck raising these children?’- C. Michael Thomas

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Many in the public have been left appalled at the frequent fights among high school students, particularly at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) where even teachers are being attacked by the out-of-control students.

May 7th, 2024
‘We making a mistake of not holding each other accountable’- C. Michael Thomas

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Prominent businessman Mr C. Michael Thomas has said he is not sure what recommendations Governor Daniel Pruce will have for the territory when he presents his first Quarterly Report on the Implementation of Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Reforms in the Virgin Islands later this month; however, he is adamant that the VI has to get into the habit of holding each other accountable.

April 29th, 2024
Parents reluctant to get children vaccinated since COVID-19 era- Nurse Jean-Louis

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The rate of immunisation of children has been on the decline since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, according to nurse at the BVI Health Service Authority (BVIHSA) Madalina Jean-Louis

April 18th, 2024
Some artistes for 70th Emancipation Festival will be announced next week- Dirk L. Walters

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- As the public eagerly awaits the names of the artistes to perform at the Virgin Islands’ 70th Emancipation Festival, Events Manager at the BVI Tourist Board Mr Dirk L. Walters has said BVITB hopes to disclose some of the artistes by next week Friday.

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