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“I stooped down and, as I lit the stove, I hear ‘boom!” said Franchette Louis Cotton, recounting the incident in which the gas from a commercial stove blew up ...

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Remaining above the fray of the debate over whether she, being an expatriate, should be awarded a government scholarship, Jolyn Jno-Baptiste remains fixed on ...

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Growing up in St. Vincent and the Grenadines decades ago, Pastor Edwin Sinclair James, by his own admission, was the ‘vagabond’ among a group of seven siblings. ...

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To the occasional traveller, the 30-minute ferry ride between Virgin Gorda and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands may not appear cumbersome. But, to those who ...

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When 19-year-old Kladius Maynard topped his graduating class at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) with a perfect 4.0 GPA last week Thursday, it was a ...

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INSPIRE BVI: The go-getting duo

D’Moi Martin, an Elmore Stoutt High School student, had very little to do at home on weekends and so he decided to put his shoulders to the wheels, helping his ...

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At age 21, BVI Seventh Day High School graduate Amal Taylor is on par to break new grounds in the field of Science where he is already making amazing strides. A ...

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Touch any issue relating to Christianity, and his voice becomes filled with passion; his face lit with excitement. It is therefore, probably not surprising, that an ...

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Kimberlee Smith, at age 17, became pregnant and dropped out of high school. During her four years of secondary schooling, her highest academic achievement was a ...

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In 2012 when he was convicted by the Magistrate’s Court, he found himself working on a garbage truck for two months as part of the punishment for his crime. Today, ...

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Chances are that you would have spotted a youngster on stage or in the crowds at the just-concluded Virgin Gorda Easter Festival, hanging out with 82-year-old Grace ...

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On a regular day, 20 year-old D’dron Griffin lives his life as a boat captain traversing the waters mainly surrounding Virgin Gorda. In his quiet times, his ...

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Being dethroned doesn’t usually generate a good feeling, but it is always good when one can identify the reasons for one’s defeat in time for a grand come-back. ...

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Long before being fixed on a career path, he earned the reputation for being a potent tickler of the funny bones. Back at Elmore Stoutt High School in Road Town, he ...

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When Nia Douglas this month stood behind the microphone to speak on behalf of her peers in a room filled with top achievers and dignitaries, it did not require a ...

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Expectations heightened significantly when a couple from the British Virgin Islands, after spending two years in a relationship, decided that the time was right for ...

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For over three decades, Donna Hadaway Smith has been sharing a special relationship with the classroom. It’s a relationship that often see her spending countless ...

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While pursuing university studies, Dr. Juan Rymer was told bluntly that he was unfit for the profession simply because of the colour of his skin. Other obstacles ...

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INSPIRE BVI: The man who paints from the...

“Apart from going to church and school and those things, the BVI had a life. That life has gone; the culture has disappeared,” lamented Joseph Hodge. His back ...

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INSPIRE BVI: The nurse who followed her ...

Sticking diligently to her passion, Rupertha Ephraim made the switch from banking to nursing in 1989, and was willing to work her way up to the post of Nurse Manager ...

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