Category: Columns

INSPIRE BVI: A community dream rescued

INSPIRE BVI: A community dream rescued

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The make-shift gym in East End where some 18 young men usually gather to sharpen their boxing skills was forced to close late last year. That’s because the volunteer who coaches the youngsters […]

by / on February 13, 2017 at 7:56 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Sixty and still studying- Robyn Fawcett

INSPIRE BVI: Sixty and still studying- Robyn Fawcett

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Retirement couldn’t be further away for 60-year-old Robyn Fawcett, who has spent much of her adult life sailing across the world and experiencing many professions. The Australian native, who has been living in […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: From deadly attempts to saving lives

INSPIRE BVI: From deadly attempts to saving lives

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Reality does not always end up corresponding with Joycelyn Rhymer’s expectations. She said her childhood hope of being a nun, for example, was dashed, and she ended up having five children. Rhymer added […]

by / on January 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Labourer rising after major fall

INSPIRE BVI: Labourer rising after major fall

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff A labourer who was left without a stable income for years said he did not get justice following an accident that happened on the job two years ago. Still, he never lost faith. […]

by / on January 9, 2017 at 11:01 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Rastafarian, leader, cancer survivor

INSPIRE BVI: Rastafarian, leader, cancer survivor

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While growing up in Trinidad, Paula Chester-Cumberbatch identified and admired certain traits in her grandmother – a village midwife and farmer who struggled to raise her four children. “My grandmother (Fredericka Cruickshank) was […]

by / on December 12, 2016 at 8:12 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: We make mistakes, but want a change

INSPIRE BVI: We make mistakes, but want a change

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Like in many other societies, inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison in the British Virgin Islands are often only defined by the actions that land them behind bars. But lead singer Ramon George and […]

by / on December 5, 2016 at 11:29 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: The man who moulds generations

INSPIRE BVI: The man who moulds generations

Six published books and 43 years of teaching; those are some of the indomitable contributions that often leave Dr Quincy Lettsome beaming with pride. The native of Long Swamp on Tortola, who has seen his country transition from donkey carts […]

by / on November 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: The wonder child

INSPIRE BVI: The wonder child

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff On a water-drenched field in Road Town on Saturday, a 15-year-old boy from Bregado Flax Educational Centre displayed one of the finest piece of football ever witnessed in the national league. He repeatedly […]

by / on November 14, 2016 at 8:35 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Marriage built on community policing

INSPIRE BVI: Marriage built on community policing

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff On a Sunday evening roughly 10 years ago, Sean McCall – while engrossed in community policing – ran into a scenario that changed his life forever. He saw a woman – then unknown […]

by / on October 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM /
INSPIRE BVI: Extraordinary mom, Geneva Lettsome

INSPIRE BVI: Extraordinary mom, Geneva Lettsome

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff (Editorial note below) Geneva Lettsome, a native of Anguilla, recalled working as a domestic helper for several years in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in order to school her nine children, including one […]

by / on September 27, 2016 at 4:50 AM /