New waste strategy rehashes old goals

In 2013 the government adopted a comprehensive strategy to overhaul the territory’s waste management system from the ground up. Most of its plans were not accomplished, but now leaders are … Continue reading "New waste...

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Residents urged to take better care of animals

In one day two weeks ago, a group of three pit bulls destroyed a Chalwell Estate resident’s outdoor furniture while trying to enter his home, and a pack of four dogs killed a Long Look man’s chickens, Police Information Officer Diane Drayton warned on Monday. ...

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Beacon can’t get Skelton-Cline’s ‘public’ contracts

The United Kingdom commission of inquiry has asked government consultant Claude Skelton-Cline to turn over all documents related to his contracts with the government, he said on an April 27 broadcast of his talk show “Honestly Speaking.” In protesting the request, Mr. SkeltonCline insisted that...

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Irma survivors still living in VG centre

Construction is under way at some of the territory’s hurricane-damaged community centres, with an eye toward reviving activities that can take place as the world recovers from the pandemic, Health and Social Development Minister Carvin Malone said on April 29 in the House of Assembly....

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Fahie calls seaport opening a ‘success’

The recent seaport reopening has come with some “teething pains,” but it has been an overall success, Premier Andrew Fahie said on April 29 in the House of Assembly. Between the April 15 reopening and on April 29, 279 visitors and residents came to the...

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HOA members review their retirement plan

Following reported complaints from retired legislators about an “anomaly” with how their retirement funds are tabulated, the House of Assembly is considering changing a law to address the issue. Premier Andrew Fahie brought the Retiring Allowances (Legislative Services) Amendment Act 2021 to the HOA for...

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Farmers week culminates in fair

“Look! Look! I’ve never seen it before!” exclaimed a girl as she excitedly pointed to a peacock. It was one of many animals at the Saturday fair in Paraquita Bay that wrapped up Farmers and Fishers Week with displays including a petting zoo with tortoises,...

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Derelict vehicle removal programme is ongoing

At the same time that Health and Social Development Minister Carvin Malone was providing an update on derelict vehicle removal efforts in the House of Assembly last month, he noted the return of a barge that recently carried approximately 2,000 tonnes of scrap metal to...

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2020 tourism industry revenue dipped nearly $280m

Although the dramatic pandemic-related slowdown in the tourism industry is evident from the Virgin Islands’ uncrowded beaches and vacant hotel rooms, statistics Premier Andrew Fahie presented to the House of Assembly last week revealed just how much the 2020 border closure has cost the territory....

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