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Finance and Business

February 28th, 2015
A privatized airport model is opportunity gained for the Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe

A privatized Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport is the correct policy option for the British Virgin Islands Airport Development Project.

February 27th, 2015
‘Churches play Bingo so why restrict gambling?' – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host and social and political commentator Edmund G. Maduro believes it is time to relax the restrictions on gambling and money games so that the Territory can benefit from the income generated.

February 26th, 2015
VIslanders allegedy being sued in net Ponzi scheme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Director of the Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) Errol George has confirmed that his agency is aware of a civil action initiated against a number of Virgin Islanders in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina with regard to the Ponzi Scheme Zeek Rewards.

February 25th, 2015
Anegada fishermen not happy about proposed protected areas

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Residents and fishermen in particular in Anegada are claiming that Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) has been deliberately absenting himself from meeting with them when it comes to dealing with the issue of the Proposed Protected Area around the Island.

February 23rd, 2015
Cruise Ship ‘Costa Fortuna’ stuck in Tortola’s Road Harbour!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many persons might be admiring the view of a huge cruise ship in the Road Town Harbour on the main Island of Tortola in the Virgin Islands.

February 23rd, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: Wilbert A. Mason is no longer Peter Island Resort Mgr

PETER ISLAND, VI –Former General Manager of Peter Island Resort Mr Wilbert A. Mason has described his experiences living and working in the VI as ‘Phenomenal’ but said the territory needs to change to a service mindset.

February 21st, 2015
The Politics of corruption & 2016

By Dickson Igwe

The following is first story in a series on political corruption in the run up to general elections in 2016 in the British Virgin Islands. It states that the issue of corruption and conflict of interest in a micro society is a complex affair. It is not a black and white issue, it is not exact science. Political Corruption is also a worldwide issue with varied reverberations.

February 21st, 2015
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort honours outstanding employees

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - “830 years of service we are celebrating here tonight, that’s amazing,” said Managing Director of Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort Edward Linsley on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at the occasion of an award ceremony for its outstanding employees. The company also boasts two employees who have been there for over 45 years.

February 14th, 2015
Real competition: always the best option

By Dickson Igwe

Colin O’Neal is a powerful name in Virgin Islands Society. He is the proverbial BIG SHOT. A wealthy aristocrat, businessman and lawyer: Scion of a West Indian merchant and commercial dynasty going back to the early 1900s.

February 13th, 2015
HSBC leak reveals blns from C'bbean, including VI, stashed in Switzerland

WASHINGTON, USA - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a report this week revealing billions of dollars held in nearly 60,000 internal Swiss bank documents from 2006 to 2007 leaked by whistleblower Hervé Falciani, a former employee of HSBC in Switzerland, said a report from Caribbean News Now.

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