Editor’s note: The following statement by Carvin Malone, deputy premier and Health minister, was presented on Friday, June 26, before the 4th House Assembly of the British Virgin Islands.
Like many Virgin Islanders, I remember the days when St. Croix’s economy was thriving with opportunities and revenue from Amerada Hess, Harvey Alumina, pharmaceutical and watch manufacturers. Recognizing the importance of industrial development to the economy, Gov. Alexander Farrelly declare…
The following letter, which was dated June 10, was delivered to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion and signed off by various restaurateurs and supported by the Chambers of Commerce and Hotel & Tourism Associations territory-wide.
As we celebrate a Mother’s Day unlike any other, I join the entire Virgin Islands in extending sincere greetings to all mothers in the Territory. We are reminded of the importance of a mother’s love, sacrifice, and strength.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has been holding multiple press briefings weekly to talk about how his administration is addressing the many issues in regard to the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of the people of the Virgin Islands. The governor is doing the best he can, and we as a people should sup…
Recently, the Diamond Princess cruise ship with 3,700 passengers and crew was quarantined at Yokohama, Japan. Ultimately more than 450 passengers tested positive for the corona virus. This action affected all cruise ships arriving at various ports in Japan but did not adversely affect the Ja…
Editor’s Note: This is an open letter from Tonia Lovejoy, a live-aboard sailor and Development Director of the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park.
My days at school, especially the early primary days, were controlled by a hierarchy of teachers, parents and educational administrators.
In these challenging times, it is hard to look past COVID-19 and the uncertainty related to this global pandemic, especially as it affects us on our beloved islands.
Throughout the history of humankind, people have been confronted with pestilence that has been challenging and threatening. It has altered the direction of history and provided an opportunity for leadership —then and now.
I have lived on St. John for over 50 years. Certain things were iconic way back then and are still today. Our National Park, for one, still attracts visitors and locals alike and probably always will. However, another equally famous icon has shuttered its doors and lies in ruin: Caneel Bay.