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September 8th, 2023
This Week We Feature Young Professional Delbert R. Samuel

By Reuben J.A. Stoby

The male teacher is a ‘dying breed’; however, Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) and the Virgin Islands education system are still fortunate to have Delbert R. Samuel.

August 27th, 2023
USVI horse racing tracks: Progress on St Thomas, frustration on St Croix


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- In a Senate Committee that seemed to underscore a tale of two islands, progress and promise shone for the horse-racing industry on St Thomas, while bureaucratic delays and frustrations continued to mar the efforts on St Croix.

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.

July 26th, 2023
‘Legislative changes’ needed for same-sex referendum- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The referendum on the issue of same-sex marriage that was promised by the Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has appeared to have suffered a delay.

April 13th, 2023
Up to 5 days for local cheque clearance; Banks have failed VI customers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In the heat of the 2023 political campaign, residents are disappointed that none of the four political parties running for office has spoken in any meaningful way about reforming the banking system in the Virgin Islands (VI) or advocating for better treatment of customers by those institutions.

March 5th, 2023
UVI to increase Tuition by 14%; Meal Plans by 26%


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees has approved increases to tuition and fees for students, which are expected to start taking effect this fall. The decision was taken during the board’s quarterly meeting on Saturday, March 4, 2023, as the university faces chronically low enrollment and inflationary pressures.

January 31st, 2023
‘The Governor & I have had a few challenges’ selecting CoI reviewers- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is unclear the exact nature of the challenges; however, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said he and Governor John J. Rankin, CMG have been having “a few challenges” in selecting persons to undertake various reviews recommended in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report.

January 3rd, 2023
Labour Department in shambles; A work permit took 1 year!- SFC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The true challenges of the Labour and Workforce Department was revealed last month, December 2022, in the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) deliberations to examine the 2023 Budget estimates.

December 12th, 2022
Direct flights a huge win but don’t forget issues plaguing D7- Kevon S. Lettsome

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Young political aspirant Mr Kevon S. Lettsome has commended the Unity Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) for successfully negotiating direct flights to the territory from the mainland, USA.

November 10th, 2022
What are the VI's Self-Determination options?

Edgar Leonard

The right to self-determination for colonised territories is a right that is a generally accepted principle of international law advocated by the UN.

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