Misunderstanding A Beaconite was happy to work on New Year’s Eve,
2012 holds promise, challenges As the holidays wind down, the territory should roll up its sleeves
I’m writing to add to my letter of last week, “Proposed ferry terminal draws fire.”
When I tout how wonderful the beautiful Virgin Islands are to my friends back in the United States,
I was pleased to see Sir Richard Branson making his case for bringing the lemurs to Mosquito Island.
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.
Young workers While attending the Fort Purcell cleanup last weekend, a Beaconite was truly impressed by the skill and speed of the various volunteers
A voice crying in the wilderness A recent report by Complaints Commissioner Elton Georges brought to light egregious problems with a government programme that subsidises new connections to the electricity …
I have the following comments on the proposed ferry terminal at West End.
Ten contractors to fix a sports field! I ask you!
It’s interesting how on occasions when you set about to do something for all the right reasons it can backfire on you.
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.