Finance and Business
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Digicel, the Virgin Island’s biggest and fastest data network, is making significant progress in the building and implementing its new LTE network. The company is now finalizing its territory-wide build out of the LTE network to deliver unprecedented speeds making it the Virgin Island's fastest and most reliable LTE network. Digicel customers can look forward to 10 times faster speeds, when the company enables the network within the coming months.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Director of Tourism Sharon Flax-Brutus says with the dramatic rise in travelers from the major niche market of the US opting for unique food experiences, she is pleased that the territory is void of food chains and instead provides authentic locally produced foods.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sixth District Representative Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines, in few words, made two very strong representations in the House of Assembly, calling for the overhaul of civil servants’ pay and for potential medical students and educators to be given priority for government scholarships.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The US Treasury Department today September 27, 2016 announced that the US Virgin Islands (USVI) has received $4,477,239 in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds to help small businesses access the capital they need to grow and create jobs, according to a release issued by the Treasury.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Principal of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School Ms Marieta C. Flax-Headley has been told that she should no longer cry to the Ministry of Education and Culture about the excruciating heat in the school’s auditorium and the need to have air condition units installed.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Weeks after the ousting of one of two Deputy Financial Secretaries, Mr Wendell M. Gaskin, who has been relocated to a little office outside of the Ministry of Finance with his title but no power, the National Democratic Party (NDP) regime has approved the appointment of a new Deputy Financial Secretary.
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Junior Minister for Tourism Hon Archibald C. Christian has given the 3rd annual BVI Food Fete high praise, saying he is impressed with the event’s growth that has now expanded to the four (4) major islands and two smaller private islands in the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Calling it a problem that was “personal,” Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA has slammed telecommunications company FLOW, saying it is offering shoddy service to the people and don’t seem to want to fix the issues, especially relating to internet service.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When the National Democratic Party (NDP) won its first general election in 2003-2007 it was because it told the people that the then ruling Virgin Islands Party (VIP) was mismanaging the people’s money.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After already forwarding some $5M to defunct airline BVI Airways, the people of the Virgin Islands are now learning that BVI Airways still owes the government of the Virgin Islands.