Did Tortola get a newspaper in 1789?

While gathering information about post-emancipation land sales in the Caribbean, Virgin Islands historian Dr. Mitch Kent was looking through centuries-old newspaper clippings when he came across something unexpected: two advertisements … Continue reading "Did Tortola...

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Business and government share dialogue in “solution forum”

A group of around 40 of what BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association Chairwoman Shaina Smith called the “unsung heroes” of the Virgin Islands economic recovery gathered on Tuesday to meet with Premier Andrew Fahie and his government in a daylong session the association...

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Public holiday declared for day of first premier’s funeral

The day of former Premier Ralph O'Neal's funeral will be a public holiday, according to a proclamation by acting Governor David Archer Jr.  published in the government's Gazette on Friday. Mr. Archer declared the Dec. 11 holiday on the advice of the Cabinet in accordance...

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Taste of Virgin Gorda draws more than 300 people

As Virgin Islands chef Ariq Flax-Clarke garnished samples of coconut-flavoured risotto with micro-greens during Taste of Virgin Gorda on Saturday night, emcee Angelle Cameron narrated with the help of a wireless microphone. “Not only is it about combining flavours, but it’s also a little bit...

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Programme seeking to boost ‘blue economy’

The ocean has long been an essential part of the Virgin Islands’ culture and economy. Yachters and beachgoers compose a large percentage of the territory’s visitors, fishers regularly ply VI waters, and seafood such as saltfish and conch are staples of many residents’ diet. Now,...

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Trellis Bay boating lane sparks concern

In July, the Recovery and Development Agency awarded a contract worth more than $300,000 to Sand Dollar Marine Consultants to install sea markers that would help boats safely navigate the territory’s waters. These buoys are currently being installed in various areas, including Trellis Bay, where...

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Police seek info on 2017 killing

At 9:45 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2017, Franklin Edison Penn, 41, Ramona Moses, and her 11-year-old daughter Trinity Azaria Moses were driving along the Sir Francis Drake Highway at West End in a white Suzuki XL7 when unknown assailants opened fire on the vehicle. Mr....

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First Wreck Week since Irma set for December

After Hurricane Irma, the Virgin Islands’ scuba diving industry was in shambles. In the following years, stakeholders regrouped and thought about how they could operate better than they had before the storm, said Kim Huish, president of the BVI Dive Operators Association. “The second year,...

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Culture Week marks 25 years

It takes Arona Forbes roughly three months to grow the plants and herbs that bring flavour to her hot pepper sauce. It takes only ten minutes for her to blend them all together, she said. Ms. Forbes’ recipe, which calls for her to mash up...