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December 31st, 2023
RVIPF reportedly destroys some $500K in illegal drugs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on December 29, 2023, reportedly destroyed some 250kg of various illegal drugs.

January 27th, 2022
Perfecting our own destruction: From slavery to now

Alred C. Frett

When Blind leads Blind, We all depend on Miracles:

I am no more special than you - We are all dispensable and disposable but even as we come and go, all that really matters is whether or not we make things better or worse… None of us live in a vacuum so we are exposed to Bad as well as Good and Wrong as well as Right… Whatever we do or know, are interactions with or lessons learnt from one another and, making right decisions are not automatic.

February 8th, 2021
$250M cocaine found in Balsam Ghut sent out of VI for destruction- Cop Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews has confirmed to Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) that the 2,353 kilos of cocaine that was discovered in Balsam Ghut on Friday, November 6, 2020, has been shipped out of the territory for destruction.

March 29th, 2018
Preventing the destruction of our country

Alred C. Frett

Government to enforce Insurance Obligations but what about the others?

For more than half a year we have argued that Government should ensure Insurance Companies meet their obligations to Clients and we are finally hearing of steps being taken in that direction… That would be good but it still leaves the Price Gouging and Unfair Practices that have been perpetrated by Landlords and Suppliers on Hurricane Victims or just about every VI Resident.

October 30th, 2017
No food security anytime soon; Greenhouses destroyed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When doing a drive through the Government's Paraquita Bay farmlands, one cannot escape the air filled with the stench of decaying animals or in some areas the sight of rotting carcasses, some as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria a month ago.

October 14th, 2017
Hurricane Irma, destruction & loss

Dickson Igwe

The following story is part of a series on Hurricane Irma: A STORY OF DISASTER: HURRICANE IRMA AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history. Its impact to the Virgin Islands meant the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islands 911.

October 7th, 2017
A story of Disaster: Hurricane Irma & the Virgin Islands

Dickson Igwe

The following story begins a series of narratives on Hurricane Irma that should eventually become a book. Hurricane Irma was the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islands 911.

October 2nd, 2017
‘We cannot do this alone, we need help'- Kenneth E. Mapp


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Saturday, September 30, 2017 issued a statement on the devastation Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked upon the US Virgin Islands (USVI), his administration’s efforts — along with that of the Federal Emergency Management Agency — in responding to the storms, and his vision for a USVI that is more prepared to face the ever-growing threat of super storms.

September 27th, 2017
Hurricane Irma caught residents ‘off guard’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After the Category 5 hurricane on September 6, 2017 that destroyed the Virgin Islands (VI), the territory has been plunged into a state of desperation, uncertainty and homelessness.

September 23rd, 2017
Dominica knocked to its knees by Hurricane Maria; 15 dead

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dominica was Hurricane Maria's first victim, and it was clear from a flight over the island nation that the storm showed absolutely no mercy.

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