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,
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.
Happy holiday The Beacon office will be closed for the Commonwealth Day holiday on Monday.
New law should improve accountability Lawmakers everywhere talk about the importance of good governance and the need to spend taxpayers’ money wisely.
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.
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.
Questions? I’ve got questions. Are there any answers?
The BVI Beacon and other media outlets’ recent coverage of the need for immediate attention to dangerous roads
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
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 …
VI farming, past and future During this Farmers’ Week, the Virgin Islands should reflect on the role farming
Re: Application for Anegada job Dear Beacon Management:Thank you for considering my application for the job of Anegada correspondent.
With swollen lips they were unable to conceal
Thanks, Beaconites, for publishing two great pieces last week. In a commentary, Mike Burrill stressed the need to move to alternative energy sources.
Gone but not forgotten On Monday, a Beaconite was preparing to leave the office for the day when she received a phone call that made her very sad.
Get ready for elections The Virgin Islands should start preparing now for next year’s elections, which may prove to be among the most important in the territory’s history.