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Finance and Business

September 27th, 2016
Digicel to roll out new LTE network in coming months

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.

September 27th, 2016
No fast food chains in VI good for culinary tourism- Sharon Flax-Brutus

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.

September 27th, 2016
Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines calls for ‘overhaul’ of civil servants’ pay

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.

September 27th, 2016
US Treasury awards more than $4.4M for small businesses in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

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.

September 27th, 2016
Go cry to Digicel for A/C Units- Hon Walwyn tells ASPS principal

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.

September 26th, 2016
M. Alva McCall is new Acting Deputy Financial Secretary

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.

September 24th, 2016
Exciting 3rd annual BVI Food Fete launched!

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.

September 23rd, 2016
FLOW is raping the VI- Hon Julian Fraser RA

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.

September 23rd, 2016
Millions & millions & millions & more NDP reckless spending unearthed!

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.

September 23rd, 2016
BVI Airways got $5M from taxpayers but owes BVIAA $99K

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.

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