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December 14th, 2023
We have lost our 'manners & everything’- Ida M. Barry-Pickering

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Senior citizen of the Virgin Islands Mrs Ida Margarita Barry-Pickering has lamented the lack of good manners in the territory, a place that has prided itself on the “good mornings” and “good afternoons” to even strangers.

December 4th, 2023
Long Bush Christmas Day Parade to return after a near 10-year hiatus

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- After a nearly 10-year absence, the Long Bush Christmas Day Parade will make a return on Christmas Day, December 25, 2023.

November 20th, 2023
'This is the first time I really feel unsafe' in VI– Hon Marlon A. Penn

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Opposition legislator in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) says, as a result of crime, now is the first time he has really felt unsafe in the VI.

September 28th, 2023
Men usually say ‘it’s not so bad’ after ‘finger’ exam for prostate cancer- Dr McLean-Hobdy

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Most men, particularly those concerned about prostate cancer, may be very happy to know there is a blood test that can reliably screen for prostate cancer, as men tend to shy away from the ‘dreaded’ digital rectal (finger) examination (DRE).

September 14th, 2023
How long can VI sustain influx of foreign workers?- Violet Thomas-Gaul

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– With an economy that is highly dependent on the use of imported labour to push the local economy, talk show host Mrs Violet Thomas-Gaul has raised questions about how long the Virgin Islands (VI) can sustain a proliferation of foreign workers at the expense of locals not taking up jobs.

September 5th, 2023
‘Crime is everywhere’ not just in VI- Penny Haycraft

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- While expressing sadness about the fatal shooting in Long Bush on Sunday night, September 3, 2023, Penny Haycraft, the wife of the late businessman Peter Haycraft, OBE, has suggested that the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) is still one of the best places to live.

August 2nd, 2023
‘I don’t believe in livestreams’ unless in certain instances– Dirk L. Walters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Chairman of the Virgins Islands Festival & Fairs Committee Mr Dirk L. Walters said moving forward the Committee is looking to have a better relationship with the media, as it pertains to how coverage of Emancipation Festival events is done.

August 1st, 2023
Calypsonians not getting themselves ready for festival events – Dirk L. Walters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) Mr Dirk L. Walters has pointed out that a majority of local calypsonians are not producing materials in time for local festivals and shows.

June 15th, 2023
$1K fine for curfew breach ‘is not such a deterrent to me’- Damion C. Grange

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Curfew Act, 2017 now gives the Police the power to arrest persons on the spot and charge them when in breach of the Act; however, the fine enshrined in law is not seen as a deterrent by everyone.

June 6th, 2023
Too much confusion over increments, come clean- Willock

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- In an interview on the Talking Points radio show hosted by Violet Thomas-Gaul on Monday, May 29, 2023, the former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Julian Willock, has questioned the confusion over payment of increments to public officers.

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