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November 5th, 2023
USVI: St Croix's Arab community rallies in solidarity with Gaza


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Joining other Palestinians on the US mainland, where tens of thousands marched in Washington protesting what they described as Israel's genocide of innocent civilians in Gaza, St. Croix's Palestinian community staged their own protest action against Israel on Saturday, November 4, 2023.

November 1st, 2023
PAC forms in Opposition’s absence in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition has been pushing with haste for the formation of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), even unethically trying to force the issue at a special sitting of the House of Assembly to honour Virgin Islands’ heroes and foreparents on October 13, 2023.

October 31st, 2023
Parents protest ‘deplorable’ condition of JvD Primary School

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Parents of the Jost van Dyke Primary School were this morning, October 31, 2023, forced to protest the “deplorable” condition of the school.

September 18th, 2023
ESHS teachers reached ‘point of a rock & a hard place’- Union President

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- President of the BVI Teachers Union Sean Henry says following a meeting with Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), the next step following Friday’s sit-in by teachers at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) is to compile a report and have it sent to the Premier for action.

September 15th, 2023
ESHS teachers stage ‘sit-in’ protest over working conditions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the fifth day of the new school year, teachers of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) are protesting working conditions at the school.

September 14th, 2023
1FirstBank ‘denies the allegations of Betteto Frett’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Amidst public protests against 1FirstBank by local businessman Betteto Frett, 1FirstBank has finally broken its silence.

September 13th, 2023
Betteto Frett takes protest against 1FirstBank to the streets!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Local businessman Betteto Frett, in taking his protest against 1FirstBank to the streets, has stated he is preparing to head to the court once again to challenge the selling of his restaurant and entertainment centre, which he alleges the bank should have no right to sell.

April 23rd, 2023
Petition against open burning @ Pockwood Pond nears 600 signatures

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- A petition initiated by residents of the First District to demand a speedy solution to the almost daily landfill fires at Pockwood Pond has garnered close to 600 signatures.

April 21st, 2023
Mini incinerators for waste management are 'nonsense'- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A proposed plan by former Health Minister Hon Carvin Malone (AL) for mini incinerators to tackle the current waste management issues being experienced in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) was recently shut down by Minister for Health Hon Marlon Penn (R8).

April 17th, 2023
‘I apologise to the people of the First District’- Hon Penn on landfill fires

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a handful of residents of the First District decided to turn up at the House of Assembly (HoA) this morning, April 17, 2023, to protest the frequent open burning at Pockwood Pond, Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) responded with an apology and a promise to resolve the issues promptly.

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