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Finance and Business

July 3rd, 2015
Austerity, reform, & Greek defiance

By Dickson Igwe

The Greek Referendum of Sunday July 5 is a direct challenge to the Greek Consumer on whether or not to accept Austerity, and the ECB, IMF, and Euro Zone prescription, of tight fiscal policy as a condition for bailout funds. If Greece fails to receive financial support from the Troika, this will plunge Greece into an economic crisis that could see its exit from the Euro Zone. Greece could, for the first time, default on debt payments to its creditors.

July 2nd, 2015
Scotiabank has new Managing Director: Sarah Hobbs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sarah Hobbs has been appointed Managing Director of Scotiabank BVI, according to a press release from the financial institution.

July 2nd, 2015
VI may benefit from LTE spectrum until next year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CEO of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Guy L. Malone said operators will need about six months from the time they receive their licence to deliver LTE services to customers but there needs to be consultation with industry players to determine when those services can be delivered.

July 1st, 2015
Youths in TRC video competition receive prizes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Four young people received awards for creating and producing video presentations about the innovations of broadband internet and its importance in everyday life as part of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission’s (TRC) marking of World Telecommunications and Information Society Day being observed worldwide today.

June 27th, 2015
Best Dressed Chicken taking VI by storm

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Set up a big stage at the Festival ground with the best lighting and sound effects yet it would be too small to contain the zings, zangs and hits of a presentation of the ‘Best Dressed’ Chicken.

June 25th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Brittany M. Wilson

By N. Johann Earle

Our Young Professional for this week is Brittany M. Wilson, an Administrative/Accounting Assistant working at the Sage Group of Companies and who also runs her own small consultancy business.

June 25th, 2015
$50,000 in red hot prizes in Digicel’s ‘Red Hot Summer’ promotion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Digicel, the VI’s bigger, better network, is turning up the heat throughout the summer by offering its valued customer’s a chance to win $50,000 in cash and prizes with its “Red Hot Summer” promotion.

June 24th, 2015
'EU blacklist is old news'- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith yesterday June 23, 2015 brushed aside the concerns of Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R1)who pointed out that shortly after the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) overwhelming victory, the European Union placed a number of territories, including the British Virgin Islands, on a blacklist.

June 22nd, 2015
‘The media is not a public relations unit’ – Ms Eugenia ‘Nina’ O’Neal

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - It’s been a long and unending debate in the Virgin Island as to whether or not the media have a responsibility for the perception of the territory on the international scene. The truth was told, however, when popular television talk show host Mr Julio ‘Sam’ Henry and certified Journalist Ms Eugenia ‘Nina’ O’Neal set the record straight.

June 20th, 2015
45 graduate from entrepreneurial training

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Some 45 students of varying ages and backgrounds yesterday June 19, 2015 graduated from the Power MOVE Academy Entrepreneur class of 2015 and are now equipped with the skills to start their own businesses or enhance what they already have.

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