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.
Reporter’s Notebook (March 24, 2011)
JVD safari A Beaconite went on assignment looking for plant life on Jost Van Dyke this week,
Student explains how to bring tourists
Jhaved, a student at Agape Total Life Academy, was the territory’s junior division finalist
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:
Red Cross volunteers, nurses praised
… and kudos to BVI Red Cross workers Ruth Evans, now living in Jacksonville, Florida
Answers offered for CGB problems
What are the problems that plague Cane Garden Bay,
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.
Reporter’s Notebook (March 10, 2011)
Happy holiday The Beacon office will be closed for the Commonwealth Day holiday on Monday.
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.
Questions asked about VI leadership
Questions? I’ve got questions. Are there any answers?
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
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 …
Editorial (Feb. 10, 2011)
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.
Poem: Break the Silence!
With swollen lips they were unable to conceal
Letter: VI sinking under garbage
Thanks, Beaconites, for publishing two great pieces last week. In a commentary, Mike Burrill stressed the need to move to alternative energy sources.