Fresh voices welcome in upcoming elections We were encouraged to learn that many of the territory’s young people have registered to vote in recent months.
Holiday schedule The Beacon office will be closed on Friday for the holiday honouring the royal wedding. Next week’s advertising and editorial deadlines will remain the same. Beaconites hope residents …
Gov’t hotlines So the Water and Sewerage Department is planning to launch a 24-hour customer hotline.
Lemurs are way more awesome than geckos Some cranky scientists are up in arms because Sir Richard Branson is planning to bring a few lemurs to Mosquito Island.
Several preachers on Palm Sunday took the opportunity to address the present situation in the territory.
Today in these Virgin Islands, church fights church, brother fights brother, sister speaks against sister, while the community looks on with sheer horror and disgust.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations-sponsored network, foresees that global temperatures will rise as much as 11.5 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2100.
Holiday schedule The Beacon office will be closed on Friday and Monday for the Easter holidays.
Social sector analysis a good move The Ministry of Health and Social Development was right to commission an analysis of the territory’s social sector.
So we have it officially now.
Property disputes are one thing, but when you are trying to save a life, what is more important?
My mind struggles to comprehend the growing number of reports of domestic violence and sexual assault in this small territory.
Lessons of a reef One Beaconite had the opportunity to go snorkelling with an expert this week, and found it eye-opening.
Gov’t should involve the public Government has put the cart before the horse with the new health insurance programme for the public service.
Water supply interruption The Water and Sewerage Department wishes to advise customers in the following areas that their water supply might be temporarily interrupted without warning at unpredictable times for …
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