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Finance and Business

August 27th, 2015
‘We need to challenge big banks for better protection of funds’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley believes that the various governments of the Virgin Islands should have dealt more strongly with the question of deposit insurance for banks operating here.

August 26th, 2015
CCT distances itself from viral ‘Hitler’ video

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Marketing and Public Relations Manager at CCT Global Communications Janet N. Brin has confirmed that a video, which has gone viral and which purports to bash one telecommunications provider while favouring CCT, has not been produced or sanctioned by her company.

August 26th, 2015
Insurance companies to cut staff because of NHI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the economy of the Virgin Islands (VI) already said to be heavily depressed as jobs are being lost every day, the Government’s move to bring into force the National Health Insurance (NHI) is likely to put more persons on the breadline.

August 26th, 2015
‘People have a right to choose their doctor!’ - Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro said that people must retain the right to see a doctor of their own choosing when it comes to the National Health Insurance (NHI) to be implemented from September 1, 2015.

August 25th, 2015
‘Forget fancy cars! Invest in property!’ – Richard C. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television talk show host Richard Courtney de Castro believes that the commercial banks in the territory seem to be more concerned about lending money for the purchase of motor vehicles rather than for property.

August 24th, 2015
'Revised Trade Mark Act will guard against counterfeit products' – Jamal S. Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Attorney at Law Jamal S. Smith believes that the time has come for the territory to advance in the registration of trade marks (TMs) for goods and services now that the 2013 legislation dealing with registration of trade marks is to be implemented come September 1, 2015.

August 23rd, 2015
Richard C. de Castro calls bank charges ‘robbery’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Richard C. de Castro believes that the customer is king and that his demand for better services can effect change at commercial banks operating in the territory.

August 21st, 2015
VI Shipping Registry now registering all classes of vessels

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry has now been opened to the registration of all classes of ships as the territory is moving to capture vessels outside of the regular yachts. To this vein, towing and salvage company Svitzer was on Wednesday August 19, 2015 given a certificate of registration for registering its vessel ‘Svitzer Hannah’ which now flies the VI flag.

August 21st, 2015
CIBC FirstCaribbean CEO impressed with VI cruise pier expansion project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The calibre of development on Virgin Gorda created a favourable impression on Rik Parkhill, CEO for CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank during his recent visit to the Virgin Islands.

August 21st, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Tara K. Stoutt

By N. Johann Earle

Whether it is interior design or food preparation, our Young Professional for this week, Tara K. Stoutt, brings a certain precision and meticulousness to her craft, having established herself in both of these highly skilled and demanding professions.

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