Reporter’s Notebook (March 31, 2011)

Goodbye, BBC Caribbean One Beaconite woke up on Friday morning, turned on the radio and was disappointed to hear the news

Editorial (March 31, 2011)

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.

Belonger-status hurdles recounted

The experience of “Mr T.” —  who, according to the complaints commissioner, tried unsuccessfully for 30 years to obtain residency here

Dateline: Paradise (March 24, 2011)

Re: Application for gov’t contract Dear Government: Please consider my application for a lucrative government contract.

Editorial (March 24, 2011)

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.

High schooler suggests tourism ideas

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.

Reporter’s Notebook (March 17, 2011)

New website change The Beacon recently has received a few inquiries from concerned readers wondering why the newspaper’s website hasn’t been updated.

Editorial (March 17, 2011)

FCO letter investigation should be made public Now that Governor Boyd McCleary has announced an investigation into a recently leaked letter

Dateline: Paradise (March 17, 2011)

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.”

Dateline: Paradise (March 10, 2011)

Tortola celebrates water ‘miracle’ Road Town residents were shocked and gratified Monday night by what some have dubbed a modern-day miracle:  

Writer poses several questions

People often ask me to write to the paper about their pet peeves, or other “important” stuff,

Editorial (March 11, 2010)

Women’s day marks 100 This week’s International Women’s Day observance should spur the territory to redouble its efforts to achieve equality for women and men.

Editorial (March 3, 2011)

New law should improve accountability Lawmakers everywhere talk about the importance of good governance and the need to spend taxpayers’ money wisely.

Dateline: Paradise (March 3, 2011)

Road Town, in a wheelchair On Sunday, I was driving through Road Town when I passed two tourists rolling down Waterfront Drive in wheelchairs. Not surprisingly, they were having difficulty.

Reporter’s Notebook (March 3, 2011)

It’s here! Readers will be happy to hear that the Beacon’s new website is now in action. The site is launching today at the same address as before: bvibeacon.com.

CB resident praises road repairs

The BVI Beacon and other media outlets’ recent coverage of the need for immediate attention to dangerous roads

Reporter’s Notebook (Feb. 10, 2011)

New face Beaconites welcome Steven Melendez, the Beacon’s newest reporter. Mr. Melendez, a native of Long Island, New York, recently earned a master’s degree in journalism

Dateline: Paradise

Re: Lucrative contract request Dear Government:I’m writing to follow up on my August application for a lucrative government contract. At the time, the Ministry of Communications and Works had recently …