Call me Ishmael This weekend, I was invited to sail in the Spring Regatta aboard Veritas, a 1962 ketch competing in the Classics Division.
This perennial observer has been reading an article about the beautiful island of Mauritius,
In a quest to understand what constitutes national identity, I had a very interesting conversation the other day about culture and heritage.
The editorial in last week’s Beacon regarding the tragic death of a young scooter rider showed me that this newspaper
Edited out A Beacon photographer was fortunate enough to get a ride in a helicopter
Questions linger about Biwater contract We are disappointed that Governor Boyd McCleary decided against calling an inquiry
Interrupted This week’s column is about — whoops: Hold on a second. I just received a news alert.
I would just like to voice my concern about something I observed at the community open-air meeting that was hosted by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force on March 21 …
There is a new preacher — sorry, I mean parliamentary candidate — in town.
Goodbye, BBC Caribbean One Beaconite woke up on Friday morning, turned on the radio and was disappointed to hear the news
Time to review scooter safety Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the 15-year-old who died after in a tragic scooter accident over the weekend.
The experience of “Mr T.” — who, according to the complaints commissioner, tried unsuccessfully for 30 years to obtain residency here
I have been coming to the Virgin Islands for more than 30 years and have kept my sailboat,
Re: Application for gov’t contract Dear Government: Please consider my application for a lucrative government contract.
Time to get guns under control The recent spate of shootings and armed robberies underscores the need for the Virgin Islands to take serious measures to combat gun crime.
JVD safari A Beaconite went on assignment looking for plant life on Jost Van Dyke this week,
Jhaved, a student at Agape Total Life Academy, was the territory’s junior division finalist
Ms. Wheatley, a student at St. George’s Secondary School, was the territory’s senior division finalist in the recent Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association essay contest.
New website change The Beacon recently has received a few inquiries from concerned readers wondering why the newspaper’s website hasn’t been updated.
FCO letter investigation should be made public Now that Governor Boyd McCleary has announced an investigation into a recently leaked letter
VI puts US on ‘most annoying’ list The Virgin Islands has placed the United States on its list of “The Most Annoying Countries of All Time.”
Tortola celebrates water ‘miracle’ Road Town residents were shocked and gratified Monday night by what some have dubbed a modern-day miracle:
… and kudos to BVI Red Cross workers Ruth Evans, now living in Jacksonville, Florida
What are the problems that plague Cane Garden Bay,
People often ask me to write to the paper about their pet peeves, or other “important” stuff,