REFORM FOR LEGACY SAKE BY SHAINA SMITH-ARCHER

The following is a commentary from Shaina Smith-Archer. As I watch the implementation of the COI reforms unfold, my mind took me back to 2003 when I joined the public service at the Ministry of Finance when public service “reform” was in full swing” but has not borne adequate fruit and I conclude that past … Continued

ONE CHARGED AS INQUIRIES CONTINUE INTO BURGLARIES ON VG

Officers of the Virgin Gorda Policing Division are progressing their investigations in identifying the person or persons responsible for the recent upsurge in burglaries in Virgin Gorda. Since June 2022, Police have recorded five burglaries mainly of residences on the island. Earlier in week, Damien Farrell, 30, was identified and charged as the perpetrator in … Continued

UNITY IN DIVERSITY BY CHARLES H. WHEATLEY

In Whestake 49, I reflected on diversity as a characteristic of B. V. I. population and culture. In this episode I will reflect briefly on “Unity in Diversity” as a possible goal to aim for in our present environment. I believe this concept is easy to understand because God has created each of us as … Continued

WHEATAKE 46: THE AXE HEAD. BY CHARLES H. WHEATLEY

The following is commentary from Dr. Charles Wheatley. I have been listening to a fair amount of discourse about the symptoms which characterize the current situation in our homeland, but not sufficient discourse on the root causes of the situation. The status of our people should be measured against the goals of the Territory. The … Continued

UWI SAYS UK IS NO AUTHORITY ON DEMOCRACY

Joining ogranisations like CARICOM and the OECS, the University of the West Indies (UWI) has issued a statement condemning the United Kingdom’s (UK) suggestion of directly ruling the Virgin Islands. In a statement released yesterday, Sunday May 8th, Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said that UWI “joins with CARICOM in calling on Britain to retreat … Continued