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Finance and Business

August 31st, 2014
UPDATE: BVIEC, Delta Petroleum closer to signing agreement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is closer to signing an agreement with Delta Petroleum for the supply of fuel and lubricants, this news site has learnt.

August 30th, 2014
Telecoms Bogeymen

By Dickson Igwe

The final stories in the series on a dysfunctional Virgin Islands telecoms industry exhort the Virgin Islands Telecoms Regulator and Political Establishment to put suffering customers first. This putting the consumer first must take precedence over entertaining the ‘questionable financial interests’ of the telecoms fat cats. And that spells introducing aggressive competition into the Virgin Islands telecoms industry, immediately.

August 25th, 2014
Locals assured of LIME contracts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The top bracket management of Cable and Wireless and LIME BVI has given the assurance that a significant amount of dollars set aside for the expansion project will see local contractors and persons residing in the Territory benefiting.

August 24th, 2014
‘Call Centre on every island doesn’t make sense’ – C&W CEO Phil Bentley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Many persons have often expressed their disfavor of LIME not having home based customers’ service as all customers queries are made to overseas destinations. This was something Chief Executive Officer of Cable and Wireless (C&W), parent company of LIME Mr. Phil Bentley was asked to address recently at a press conference.

August 21st, 2014
‘We know where we are with LTE’- LIME GM Sean Auguste

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The management of LIME has made it abundantly clear their position as to their readiness with LTE (Long Term Evolution) as they await the green light from the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC).

August 20th, 2014
LIME BVI $7ml expansion to include TV – C&W CEO Phil Bentley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cable & Wireless (C&W), Mr. Phil Bentley arrived today August 20, 2014 on the shores of the Virgin Islands (VI) bearing the news of a $7ml investment the company will be plugging into the telecommunication sector via LIME BVI.

August 20th, 2014
‘Important for Governor to quickly decide on COI’ - Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio commentator Douglas Wheatley said that it is important that new Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency Mr John S. Duncan OBE makes a decision quickly on launching a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the cruise pier project.

August 20th, 2014
‘Cruise pier project an Embarrassment to the Territory’ - Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA insists that the flawed cruise pier project is an embarrassment to the Territory and is pleased that the new Governor to the Virgin Islands His Excellency Governor John S. Duncan, OBE has immediately begun to intervene.

August 18th, 2014
3 holidays too many for business persons – Mrs Eileen L. Parsons, OBE

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Historian and former legislator of the Virgin Islands Mrs. Eileen L. Parsons, OBE, has stepped forward to moot the call for leaders to consider the discontinuation of the three back-to-back holidays during the Emancipation Festival season.

August 16th, 2014
Virgin Islands Telecoms: from bad to worse

By Dickson Igwe

The final stories in the series of articles on the poor customer service model in the telecoms industry assess the issue of lack of competition in the Virgin Islands telecoms sector. The narratives state that effective competition is the one answer for improving customer service in telecoms. Real competition, not regulation, is the single option for effectively changing services for the better, in Virgin Islands telecom.

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