THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE MUST BE CLEAR – CHRISTOPHER

Former President of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association Troy Christopher believes that Virgin Islanders, as a people, must be very clear and honest when expressing their wants and intentions, and when acknowledging the true circumstances with which they are faced. At the time, Christopher featured as a guest on the Umoja radio … Continued

LINDA I. SMITH APPOINTED SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AT RDA

The Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Linda I. Smith, BA, MPA, CFRM as the Senior Director of Development (SDD) for a period of one-year effective 16th January, 2023. As the RDA’s Senior Director of Development, Ms. Smith holds the mandate to proactively pursue financial investments for … Continued

MINISTER FOR OVERSEAS TERRITORIES ARRIVES IN VIRGIN ISLANDS

Minister for the Overseas Territories, the Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith, has arrived in the British Virgin Islands on a three-day visit from January 31 to February 2. Lord Goldsmith’s visit is to further develop the partnership between the UK and BVI and discuss a range of issues including United Kingdom support for environmental and security … Continued

RDA TO COMMENCE IMPLEMENTATION OF WASTE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AT POCKWOOD POND DUMPSITE

In recent weeks, officials from the Ministry of Health and Social Development met with the Recovery and Development Agency to commence the process of implementing the Waste Management Strategy intended to resolve issues surrounding the incinerator and dumpsite at Pockwood Pond, Tortola. Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Marlon Penn revealed this during a … Continued

BARBOSA TAKES OFFICE AS PAHO DIRECTOR

On February 1st,  Dr. Jarbas Barbosa took office as the new Director of the Pan American Health Organisation. Barbosa, a national of Brazil, succeeds Dr. Carissa Etienne of Dominica.  He was sworn in at a Ceremony held at the Organization of American States on January 31st. During his swearing in ceremony, Barbosa pledged to work … Continued

ONE LOVE FC NOW TIED AT THE TOP ON POINTS AFTER VICTORY IN THE MEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE

One Love FC is now joint top of the BVI Football Association’s Men’s National League after picking up a crucial win against VG United over the weekend. Playing at the East End/Long Look venue on Saturday January 28, One Love FC defeated VG United 3-2. Richard Morgan opened the scoring for One Love in the … Continued

IOC REINFORCE SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA & BELARUS – UKRAINE RECEIVES FULL SUPPORT

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has agreed to reinforce their sanctions against Russia and the Republic of Belarus as well as to solidify their support towards Ukraine. The announcement followed a meeting with the Committee’s Executive Board on Wednesday January 25 to discuss the unanimous conclusions of the Olympic Summit which was held on December … Continued