Community shows up big for 2022 Festival

Dancing in the streets by the hundreds for the first time in years, the Virgin Islands community showed up in force to celebrate being outside together for the 68th annual … Continue reading "Community shows...

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Emancipation Service held on August Sunday

Within the first two lines of the territorial song — “out of the huts of history’s pain, our ancestors bled and died” — lie a commemoration, one that was celebrated on Sunday during the annual emancipation service led by Reverend Dr. Melvin A. Turnbull. “As...

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11 graduate with EMT and AEMT certificates

It was an occasion of pomp and circumstance for 11 people who received their basic and advanced emergency medical technician certifications. Some completed their advanced EMT certificates while others will step into the role for the first time. During a ceremony in the Dr. D. Orlando...

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VI celebrates emancipation

The August Emancipation Festival is officially under way. With the slicing of a pink ribbon strung across the stage, the Bernard “Yampie” Nibbs Festival Village officially opened on July 27. Gospel musicians including headliner Sherwin Gardner then took to the stage, drawing hundreds of attendees...

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Summer Sizzle returns

When youth models took the stage and launched watermelon-coloured beach balls into the cheering crowd, an upbeat celebration was announced at the Global Glamour Runway Show on July 23 at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park. The show headlined Summer Sizzle BVI Fashion &...

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Christmas in July draws 400 boats

On Monday, Tomas Dardet and nearly 20 of his friends and family members toured The Baths in Virgin Gorda, climbing in and out of the rock pools and exploring the grottoes. Although the popular tourist attraction was crowded, the Puerto Rican felt right at home....

Inquiry

Premier says COI reforms still on track

The framework for carrying out Commission of Inquiry recommendations includes a deluge of deadlines for July, but Premier Dr. Natalio “Sowande” Wheatley said last week that his National Unity Government is on track to meet those targets and others coming up this fall thanks in...

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‘Tourism off-season is changing,’ premier says

After major hits to the tourism sector during the pandemic, the Virgin Islands is figuring out the best way forward in new circumstances under new leadership, Premier Dr. Natalio “Sowande” Wheatley said on July 21 in the House of Assembly. In the first four months...

Inquiry

HOA okays public Register of Interests

On June 30, legislators missed their deadline to make the Register of Interests public and establish penalties for violating declaration rules. On July 21, however, they passed a bill to get the job done. The Register of Interests (Amendment) Act, 2022, omits a controversial earlier...

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No decisions yet on closed Road Town school

After suddenly closing Althea Scatliffe Primary School last month because of concerns about its structural integrity, government officials are still figuring out the best options to temporarily house students, according to Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Sharie De Castro. After Ms. De Castro...

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Remains identified as missing senior

Following DNA tests and other forensic analysis, police believe that skeleton remains found in December belong to Walter Todman, an 83-year-old who went missing almost four years ago, they said on July 21. The remains were discovered by hikers in a ghut leading to Brewers...