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December 2nd, 2023
VI Gov’t extends condolences on passing of former PAHO Director Dr Carissa F. Etienne

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has extended condolences on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands on the passing of Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director Emeritus and former Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

November 26th, 2023
Local education icon Dr Lydia Hodge-Pickering passes

FORT HILL, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom is that another education pioneer and icon has died. Dr Lydia Hodge-Pickering transitioned at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida, USA on Friday, November 24, 2023, following what is believed to be injuries sustained after an auto accident.

November 23rd, 2023
Rotary Club of Central Tortola mourns passing of ‘cherished’ member James J. Harris

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Rotary Club of Central Tortola has said its members have been left in profound sorrow on the sudden passing of its “esteemed fellow Rotarian and friend” Mr James J. Harris.

October 6th, 2023
VI’s educational legend & patriot Jennie N. Wheatley MBE passes

EAST END, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands’ community has been placed in mourning over the passing of local educator, historian, mother, author, wife, and patriot Mrs Jennie Naomi Wheatley MBE. She passed away at her home last evening Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the age of 84, having been born on June 24, 1939.

October 3rd, 2023
Fmr VI Governor Peter A. Penfold, CMG, OBE has passed

LONDON, United Kingdom- Former Governor of the [British] Virgin Islands, Peter Alfred Penfold, CMG, OBE has died.

October 3rd, 2023
Former USVI Senator Alicia Hansen aka 'Chucky' has died


FREDERIKSTED, ST Croix, USVI- The political landscape of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) changed on Monday night, October 2, 2023, with the passing of Alicia Hansen aka 'Chucky', a former senator and an emblematic figure in the territory, following a tenacious battle with cancer. She was 70.

September 26th, 2023
Local Educator & Businessman J. Alfred Christopher dies @ age 94

McNAMARA, Tortola, VI – Long-time educator and local businessman James Alfred Christopher died this morning Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital in Road Town, the Virgin Islands' capital city.

September 13th, 2023
Mr Ronald U. Donovan was a ‘champion for the Shipping Registry’s cause’- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Shipping and Maritime Authority Act 2023 passed with amendments in the House of Assembly (HoA), a bill that the late Registrar of Shipping and Seaman, Mr Ronald U. Donovan was passionate to see become a reality.

September 11th, 2023
Former Miss World BVI Khara M. Forbes loses battle to cancer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands, especially the pageant fraternity, is mourning the death of Miss British Virgin Islands 1994 Khara Michelle Forbes who passed away last weekend after a battle with cancer.

September 10th, 2023
Registrar of Shipping & Seaman Ronald Donovan passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our news centre is that the Registrar of Shipping and Seaman, Mr Ronald Donovan, has passed.

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