Archive for August, 2015

I apologize for late festival payment, says Walwyn

I apologize for late festival payment, says Walwyn

Minister of Culture Myron Walwyn has apologized to persons still owed for work done during the emancipation festivities that concluded early this month, adding that he will push to have the government address the issue of under-budgeting which he said […]

by / on August 31, 2015 at 1:06 PM /
DeCastro wants help to revive ‘watch-dog’ group

DeCastro wants help to revive ‘watch-dog’ group

Bent on holding the government accountable while lobbying for a better community, social commentator Donald DeCastro has appealed for citizens and residents to join the revived group dubbed Virgin Islanders for a Better Virgin Islands. He said the group started […]

by / on August 31, 2015 at 10:47 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Frett reaches out, beyond music

INSPIRE BVI: Frett reaches out, beyond music

Touched by the story of a teenage boy who was shot and killed when a sports programme in which the victim was enrolled crumbled, former public servant Al ‘Falco’ Frett is on a mission to save lives through sports. “A […]

by / on August 31, 2015 at 9:31 AM /
It should be easier for expats to invest – Frett

It should be easier for expats to invest – Frett

A retired civil servant with over twenty years of experience at the Department of Trade has called for policy changes that would make it easier for more expatriates – in partnership with locals – to operate businesses in the British […]

by / on August 31, 2015 at 8:01 AM /
Callwood staging major expo

Callwood staging major expo

PRESS RELEASE: What is being billed by organizers as a ground breaking Home and Garden Expo is carded to take place on island mid next month and the event is anticipated to bring together key players in the industry. The […]

by / on August 31, 2015 at 7:40 AM /
Dominica’s government orders evacuation of entire village

Dominica’s government orders evacuation of entire village

ROSEAU, Dominica, (CMC) – The Dominica government has ordered the evacuation of the entire village of Petite Savanne, south east of here, where five more bodies were discovered Sunday following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika last Thursday. Environment Minister […]

by / on August 31, 2015 at 7:39 AM /
Are you waiting on the Lord?

Are you waiting on the Lord?

Key verse: “For I say unto you, unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:20 In our modern day society, waiting is not considered […]

by / on August 31, 2015 at 7:38 AM /
Reparations not on front burner for Britain

Reparations not on front burner for Britain

THE GLEANER – With the reparations movement gathering steam, Britain is indicating that it is now seeking a modern relationship with countries in the region like Jamaica and has stopped short of brushing aside the calls for payment associated with the […]

by / on August 31, 2015 at 7:35 AM /
Gunmen took nothing; victim out of hospital

Gunmen took nothing; victim out of hospital

While disclosing that the man who was shot during an attempted robbery at Matcha’s Bar and Grill on Tortola this morning has been released from Peebles Hospital, the police said the two masked would-be robbers were wearing dark clothing at […]

by / on August 29, 2015 at 2:28 AM /
The angry, anti- establishment voter

The angry, anti- establishment voter

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the USA; and Jeremy Corbyn in the UK; represent anti-establishment sentiments in Western democracy. A significant number of voters in the USA and Europe are angry with the establishment, and […]

by / on August 29, 2015 at 1:43 AM /