Editorial (Jan. 6, 2012)

2012 holds promise, challenges As the holidays wind down, the territory should roll up its sleeves

Dateline: Paradise (May 5, 2011)

If build it, they will come… eventually So now everyone’s complaining about the proposed West End ferry terminal. They say that it’s way too big.

Reporter’s Notebook (May 5, 2011)

Young workers While attending the Fort Purcell cleanup last weekend, a Beaconite was truly impressed by the skill and speed of the various volunteers

Branson defends his lemur plan

It’s interesting how on occasions when you set about to do something for all the right reasons it can backfire on you.

Editorial (April 28, 2011)

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.

Dateline: Paradise (April 21, 2011)

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.

Call made for reconciliation in VI

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.

VI warned about rising sea levels

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.

Editorial (April 21, 2011)

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.

Writer speaks out against sex crimes

My mind struggles to comprehend the growing number of reports of domestic violence and sexual assault in this small territory.

Reporter’s Notebook (April 14, 2011)

Lessons of a reef One Beaconite had the opportunity to go snorkelling with an expert this week, and found it eye-opening.

Editorial (April 14, 2011)

Gov’t should involve the public Government has put the cart before the horse with the new health insurance programme for the public service.