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Finance and Business

October 20th, 2019
‘67% of eligible officers have received 2016 increment’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- More than half of the 2,163 eligible officers have received their 2016 increment payments and all payments for 2016 should be completed by the end of November 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has stated.

October 19th, 2019
BREXIT: A mess with no end

By Dickson C. Igwe

In spite of Boris Johnson’s supposed breakthrough deal, Brexit remains an eternal conundrum: this is why -

Now, Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal of October 17, 2019, has been described by the Anti-Brexit Crowd as a Theresa May Deal ‘’Lite:’’ a worse version of the First Theresa May deal.

October 18th, 2019
Rosewood Little Dix Bay agrees to hire 250 locals- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some 250 Virgin Islanders are expected to be employed by Rosewood Little Dix Bay Hotel and Resort in Virgin Gorda when it reopens early next year after closing since 2016 for renovations.

October 18th, 2019
Financial management workshop held for public officers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Forty (40) Public Officers within the Government of the Virgin Islands were led through the basics of Budgeting, Entrepreneurship, Investment and Retirement Planning after participating in a financial management workshop.

October 18th, 2019
'I shouldn't be helping the Gov't, but I got to'- Hon Turnbull tells HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When the Eleventh Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands commenced on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the HoA Chambers in Road Town, Tortola, legislators were already primed for what would be a long day of proceedings.

October 17th, 2019
Gov’t should get involved in Foxy’s controversy – Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In an effort to secure the integrity of the internationally acclaimed “Foxy’s” brand as a main tourist attraction for the Virgin Islands (VI), at least one indigenous Virgin Islander has publicly called on the government of the day to intervene in the fiasco on the sister island of Jost van Dyke.

October 16th, 2019
Hon Penn wants proof NDP Gov’t refused UK grants after Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition and member of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) is not taking lightly to statements made by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that the previous NDP Government refused offer of grants from the United Kingdom (UK) following the devastation of the territory by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

October 16th, 2019
Mr Gregory Skelton is Acting Commissioner of DMV

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mr Gregory Skelton has been appointed to act as Commissioner in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) effective October 1, 2019.

October 15th, 2019
Revisiting our role in our children’s destiny

Alred C. Frett

The speed of Information tells us more than they think:

The speed and spread of Internet take us from UK to US to VI and all across the world - Brexit and Trump have kidnapped the airwaves with talk of Nationalism and War even as Greta and the Children struggle to save the Planet through Green Deals and Peace… This is no easy battle when Man, like the Tamarind Tree, is programmed not to allow even its own to survive beneath its shadow.

October 15th, 2019
Unemployed on work permit? 'You should have to leave!' - Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With rebuilding work slowed two years after the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says immigrants who came to the territory to rebuild via work permits should leave if there are no jobs available.

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