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Finance and Business

December 8th, 2018
The Caribbean’s Economic Dilemma part A

By Dickson C. Iqwe

Most Caribbean countries, including the Virgin Islands, possess three economic idiosyncrasies- that lock West Indian jurisdictions into perpetual developing status, and the threat of systemic poverty.

December 6th, 2018
‘Irma Diaries’ brings perspective to Climate Change for Asian Business Leaders

BANGKOK, Thailand, - The Irma Diaries and its message of the dangers of Climate Change, was presented with a ‘human perspective’ on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, to members of the Task Force on Green Business of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

December 5th, 2018
Zoe J. Walcott talks experience, challenges at Mrs Globe 2018/19

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islander, Ms Zoe J. Walcott, the beauty queen who ranked number 8th out of 86 contestants at the 2018/19 Mrs Globe Pageant recently, sat down with Virgin Islands News Online, to talk about some of her experiences gained and challenges faced in her quest for the crown.

December 4th, 2018
Hon Walwyn publicly bashes NDP detractors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Honourable, Myron V. Walwyn (AL)), has now publicly condemned the actions of several party detractors, who in recent weeks resigned publicly, owing to differences in ideologies with the newly elected party leader.

December 3rd, 2018
VI must reflect on financial independence achieved 40 years ago

By E. Benito Wheatley

It should not be taken for granted that the Virgin Islands (BVI) is today financially self-sufficient or that the Government’s finances are managed by a Minister of Finance, appointed from among the elected representatives of the Legislature (i.e. House of Assembly).

December 1st, 2018
Poor Governance and Jack the Investor

By Dickson C. Igwe

Investors place their nest egg where there is stability, safety, security, transparency, and predictability. Good governance is critical to Jack the Investor.

December 1st, 2018
Antigua & Guyana Gov’ts concerned about sale of Scotiabank

CARIBBEAN 360

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The government of Antigua and Barbuda appears to be in a fighting mood over plans by Scotiabank to sell off its operations in the twin-island nation, while Guyana has also expressed concern that the sale will create issues for the banking sector in that Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

November 30th, 2018
JMC 2018 Meetings: Premier to lead VI delegation in London

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), will lead a delegation to the 2018 Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meetings being held in London from December 4th through 5th, 2018.

November 29th, 2018
Harneys rebrand takes top honour at 'Transform Awards'

HONG KONG, Asia, Pacific - The Virgin Islands’ (VI) own ‘Harneys’ took the top honour for successful rebranding at the 2018 'Transform Awards Asia-Pacific,' held in Hong Kong on November, 20, 2018, last.

November 29th, 2018
Cabinet leases Blunder Bay! Private developers to build 5-Star Resort

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Virgin Gorda could soon be home to one of the world’s foremost five-star luxury resorts, at Blunder Bay, North Sound.

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