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May 5th, 2023
WHO declares end to Covid-19 global emergency

LONDON, UK- The World Health Organisation (WHO) ended the global emergency status for COVID-19 on Friday, May 5, 2023, more than three years after its original declaration, and said countries should now manage the virus that killed more than 6.9 million people along with other infectious diseases.

January 6th, 2021
Inexperienced Governor was calling the shots after Irma- Hon Fraser

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) says an inexperienced Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert, mere days after arrival in the territory under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, was ‘calling the shots’ in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017.

August 9th, 2020
Local contractors urged to get ready for opportunities of new ‘procurement policy’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Local contractors in the construction industry have been urged to get themselves in order to capitalise on the many opportunities that will be made available once a new procurement policy formulated by Government is implemented.

November 9th, 2017
Oh, the gigantic potholes on the roads! Driving is a nightmare

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Blame it on hurricanes Irma and Maria, blame it on the floods of August 7 and 8, 2017, blame it on the heavy rains after the storms that cause many flash floods, blame it on raw sewage running in the streets of Road Town, East End and other parts for months, or blame it on the poor workmanship or Chinese equipment that help with the road works.

November 30th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘All clear’ issued @ Road Town Banco Popular

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After being evacuated from the bank along with others who rent space in the Banco Popular Building, in Road Town, the Virgin Islands Capital City, after 8:00 AM today November 30, 2015 all have been returned to the building.

November 18th, 2014
TAA to the rescue! – Roadside assistance business launched

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – “There is no need for anyone to be complaining that they have been stranded for long times not knowing who to call or where to go should they end up in an emergency with their vehicle because The Tortola Automobile Association (TAA) is the only 24 hour roadside assistance company in Tortola. We are new on the block.”

October 16th, 2013
UPDATE: Man in stable condition after wounding in Scatliffe Alley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has indicated that a man is now reportedly in stable condition after receiving treatment at Peebles Hospital for a stab wound to the chest.

May 20th, 2013
VISAR filling gap where Gov’t. is failing – R. T. O'Neal

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Leader of the Opposition and Ninth District Representative Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE said Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) is owed a debt of gratitude for its voluntary work, which fills a vital gap where Government is failing.

July 23rd, 2012
Transportation & ambulance top sister islands health care needs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The sister islands of Anegada and Jost Van Dyke have their share of concerns in the health care service that they receive, and while most residents say the service is satisfactory, there is room for improvement with the need for transportation from the island in the case of an emergency and having an ambulance-type service on island among their top needs.

April 16th, 2012
One ambulance crew on Tortola!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The island of Tortola currently only has one active ambulance crew to respond to emergencies with the crew having to use the ambulance even on their break time to ensure that they are available for emergencies and only one ambulance is working satisfactorily.

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