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Excerpts from Obama’s Speech At The 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

In his autobiography he (Mandela) describes a happy childhood; he’s looking after cattle, he’s playing with the other boys, eventually attends a school where his teacher gave him the English name Nelson. And as many of you know, he’s quoted saying, “Why she bestowed this particular name upon me, I have no idea.” There was no reason to believe that ...

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Excerpts from Obama’s Speech At The 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

In his autobiography he (Mandela) describes a happy childhood; he’s looking after cattle, he’s playing with the other boys, eventually attends a school where his teacher gave him the English name Nelson. And as many of you know, he’s quoted saying, “Why she bestowed this particular name upon me, I have no idea.” There was no reason to believe that ...

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FIFA Committed To Stadium Project

Junior Minister for Trade, Investment Promotions, Consumer Affairs, Eighth District Representative, Hon. Marlon Penn announced that the football stadium project that is being funded by FIFA is still of interest to the international organization. During a media interview the Junior Minister mentioned that the project is not only important to his District, but to the Territory as well and he ...

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FIFA Committed To Stadium Project

Junior Minister for Trade, Investment Promotions, Consumer Affairs, Eighth District Representative, Hon. Marlon Penn announced that the football stadium project that is being funded by FIFA is still of interest to the international organization. During a media interview the Junior Minister mentioned that the project is not only important to his District, but to the Territory as well and he ...

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Hospital Shortage of Nurses And Doctors Continues

The belaboured shortage of local nurses continues to be an issue and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie Skelton reiterated that the situation is not being remedied by scholarships because half of the students sent overseas to study do not return. In response to a question from Opposition Member and Third District Representative, Hon. Julian Fraser during the ...

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Caricom Countries Express Solidarity With BVI & UK Overseas Territories

During the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which was held at Montego Bay, Jamaica, July 4-6 the British Virgin Islands and other Overseas Territories were assured that the region will support them in the push back against the United Kingdom’s imposition of a register for beneficial ownership. The meeting’s communique ...

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Virgin Gordians Hurt By Closure Of Scotia Branch

“There is a banking crisis in Virgin Gorda…it is truly a crisis,” Ninth District Representative, Dr. the Hon. Hubert O’Neal told the House of Assembly as he lamented the closure of the Virgin Gorda Branch of Scotiabank. At the end of June, it was announced that Scotiabank was closing its Virgin Gorda branch effective 1 September. The news was met ...

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BVI Airways Saga Saddens Hon. Christian

At least one member of Government has openly admitted that the BVI Airways matter could have been handled better and that local carrier BVI Airlink should have been selected instead. While speaking in the Private Members segment of the 10 July sitting of the House of Assembly, Junior Minister for Tourism Hon. Archibald Christian bemoaned the fact that the BVI ...

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UK imposed registers may not have dire consequences: says Hon. Fraser

Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser has criticised the Government’ response to the United Kingdom Parliamentary amendment on beneficial ownership which calls for registers to be made public by December 2020. During the House of Assembly sitting on 19 July Hon. Fraser pointed out that the Territory should be mindful of calls for independence and noted matters ...

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A Citizen Shares Goals to Resurrect and Improve USVI – St. John Source (press release)


St. John Source (press release)

A Citizen Shares Goals to Resurrect and Improve USVI
St. John Source (press release)
Dear Source: These are goals to improve the territory after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. 1. Virgin Islanders need to remain resilient and strong. 2. Rebuild damaged houses and buildings. 3. Maintain and modernize the territory's infrastructure. 4. Elect ...

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