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Finance and Business

July 31st, 2014
Hon Vanterpool warns TRC, telecoms companies to improve services

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool challenged the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) and the telecommunications providers to bring their service up to par to what is available in the international community since the Territory is such a big player on the world stage.

July 31st, 2014
Digicel's cost of services reduced by 20% since 2008 – CEO Conor Looney

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New CEO of Digicel BVI Conor Looney said that since Digicel entered the Virgin Islands market, the company’s cost of communication services has reduced by 20 percent and has over that period invested some $24 million in building a network here.

July 30th, 2014
TRC celebrates World Telecoms Day with Open House

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Works and a number of telecommunications companies operating in the Virgin Islands kicked off a two-day celebration today July 30, 2014 to mark over 50 years of telecommunications in the Virgin Islands.

July 30th, 2014
Delta unveils 60th Festival ‘SUPA Big’ give-away promotions

PASEA, Tortola, VI – For the management of Delta Petroleum BVI the 60th anniversary of Festival celebrations in the Virgin Islands (VI) is a significant milestone, one that cannot go by without Delta Petroleum doing their part besides being a sponsor to a number of events and activities.

July 29th, 2014
UPDATE: LIME sets record straight on $5k 1st draw

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Sean's eyes were closed when he pulled the name and he actually grabbed two pieces of paper and her paper was the one he held on to,” said Kareem-Nelson Hull LIME Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications as he set the record straight amidst public concerns raised regarding the first $5k draw on Friday July 25, 2014.

July 26th, 2014
Companies that treat their staff like dung

By Dickson Igwe

One epiphany this Old Boy Journalist has had over the months is this one. The Virgin Islands telecoms industry is the perfect model of WHAT NOT TO DO IN PEOPLE MANAGEMENT. Linked with that assertion is another thing: Jack Customer should never expect better from a business that treats its staff poorly.

July 24th, 2014
UPDATE: Nanny Cay expansion gets started in September

SEA COWS’ BAY, Tortola, VI - “What this says is that we are renewing our confidence in the BVI as a destination. It’s a very substantial investment for us. We have great faith in the BVI for the future and I hope that I continue to be a property owner here for many years to come” said Chairman and Principal Shareholder of Nanny Cay Mr Cameron McColl.

July 23rd, 2014
'TPP were bankrupt yet got pier contract' – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said that whenever tender processes are circumvented due to expediency the project always ends up in chaos and he is not surprised that Tortola Pier Partners (TPP) was unable to come up with the money for the cruise pier development project, since companies in their group were not only broke but being sued.

July 22nd, 2014
‘It was expedient to move quickly!’ – Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool said that while public tendering was preferred for the cruise pier project, it was not expedient to go that route given the gravity of the prospect of losing cruise lines because of lack of proper facilities.

July 21st, 2014
NDP Media Censor Bill back on HoA agenda for July 22 Sitting!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Media freedom under a National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration continues to be under attack as the Virgin Islands (VI) is on the verge of losing its democratic way of life.

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