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I kept guns for protection from crime

I kept guns for protection from crime

Shakeel Pondt, the man who police held with three guns and 99 bullets has claimed that he found the guns and kept them for protection. “Basically I had no intention on using the gun on anyone. I only walk with […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 7:31 AM /
Seek help from ‘colonial masters’ to solve crime – Gov’t told

Seek help from ‘colonial masters’ to solve crime – Gov’t told

With the territory recording 27 unsolved murders over a period of 17 years, it may be time that the Government considers calling on the United Kingdom for help. This suggestion was put forward by the Rector at St George’s Episcopal […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 7:30 AM /
Isabella Morris Primary might become junior high school

Isabella Morris Primary might become junior high school

The Isabella Morris Primary School in Carrot Bay might be transformed into a high school campus for junior students. Minister of Education Myron Walwyn made the announcement yesterday during a meeting with residents in First Electoral District. The primary school […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 7:25 AM /
BLOG OF THE WEEK:

BLOG OF THE WEEK:

The sun is hot. The streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit. On this particular day, a rich tourist from back West is driving through town. He stops at the motel and […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 5:09 AM /
COMMENTARY: Trickle down of wealth

COMMENTARY: Trickle down of wealth

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The following story highlights the centrality of economics in disaster recovery, post-Hurricane Irma, for the Virgin Islands. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, add major floods, devastated the Virgin Islands in September 2017. The country is under threat […]

by / on December 17, 2017 at 10:54 AM /
Curfew will end before Christmas — Governor

Curfew will end before Christmas — Governor

Governor Augustus Jaspert announced today that the territory-wide curfew will end before Christmas Day. The governor said the decision was made after consultation with the National Democratic Party government. Governor Jaspert also shaved another two hours from the current 11pm to 6am curfew […]

by / on December 15, 2017 at 1:29 PM /
Scores bid young Trinity farewell

Scores bid young Trinity farewell

Mourners of the late Trinity Azaria Moses Thomas, came out in their masses today to say farewell to the 11-year-old who was the youngest victim of a double homicide in West End three weeks ago. The St Georges Episcopal Church […]

by / on December 15, 2017 at 12:35 PM /
Law coming to allow ‘video call testimonies’ in court

Law coming to allow ‘video call testimonies’ in court

A bill that will allow persons to give evidence in court via video link has been introduced in the House of Assembly. The bill entitled the Audio Visual Link Act 2017 did not get any resistance when Premier Dr D […]

by / on December 15, 2017 at 8:13 AM /
Stop sending people to prison for a little weed

Stop sending people to prison for a little weed

Minister responsible for youth and for prison Myron Walwyn has called for local drug laws to be changed to prevent persons from being imprisoned for small quantities of marijuana. Walwyn made the call yesterday while lamenting that too many young […]

by / on December 15, 2017 at 7:10 AM /
Two new ambulances arrive

Two new ambulances arrive

Emergency medical services in the territory have been given a boost with the arrival of two new ambulances. Health Minister Ronnie Skelton made the disclosure during a sitting of the House of Assembly this week. “I am pleased to say […]

by / on December 15, 2017 at 7:00 AM /