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Finance and Business

April 25th, 2017
Sewage issues force 1FirstBank to close for day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Customers of 1FirstBank in Road Town, Tortola were disappointed today Tuesday April 24, 2017 when they turned up for business to see a sign showing that the bank was closed for the day.

April 25th, 2017
HoA passes $10 Environmental Tax for visitors to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Last week legislators passed another tax bill, this time aimed at visitors and tourists to the Virgin Islands (UK).

April 24th, 2017
Pay your mortgage – Hon Skelton to future SSB home owners

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Persons who would be selected from over 400 applicants to be owners of the Social Security Board’s “First Time Home Owner” initiative are forewarned that it’s not going to be a free ride as they must pay their mortgage.

April 21st, 2017
BVI Airways already pocketed full $7M plus; Are they asking for more?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was a dramatic day at the House of Assembly meeting yesterday April 20, 2017 during the questions and answers segment when it came to BVI Airways.

April 20th, 2017
Gov Mapp submits bill to attract financial services to USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— During a press conference held at Government House on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Wednesday morning, April 19, 2017 USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp announced that he has officially submitted for legislative approval The Virgin Islands Financial Services Improvement and Corporate Modernization Act of 2017 (FISA).

April 18th, 2017
New Work Permit fees to take effect May 15, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With a work permit fee structure that, according to Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), has been the same since 1981, Government has made an amendment to the fee structure to one that is “progressive and based on income.”

April 16th, 2017
Controversial Cruise Pier Project still in cross hairs, more questions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial Cruise Pier Project built under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration that escaped a Commission of Inquiry, and which the public was told the cost would be between $40M to $50M but ended up costing tax payers over $90M with a $40M plus over-run, is back in the spot light.

April 14th, 2017
Oil Nut Bay’s David V. Johnson hosts Bayside Blazers B/Ball Team

OIL NUT BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The local basketball team Bayside Blazers, founded in 2014 was today Friday April 14, 2017 hosted for a tour and lunch at the world famous Oil Nut Bay, on the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

April 13th, 2017
Voter registration cards coming as Election Act to be amended

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When the House of Assembly (HoA) meets on Tuesday April 18, 2017 there will be some twelve (12) Bills on the Order Paper, some for first readings, others for amendments and one seems to be very urgent.

April 13th, 2017
BVI Airways takes VI’s Carifta team to Curacao

BEEF ISLAND, Tortola, VI – Today April 13, 2017 BVI Airways made its first official passenger flight out of the Virgin Islands (UK), although not to the US mainland.



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