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Finance and Business

July 24th, 2014
UPDATE: Nanny Cay expansion gets started in September

SEA COWS’ BAY, Tortola, VI - “What this says is that we are renewing our confidence in the BVI as a destination. It’s a very substantial investment for us. We have great faith in the BVI for the future and I hope that I continue to be a property owner here for many years to come” said Chairman and Principal Shareholder of Nanny Cay Mr Cameron McColl.

July 23rd, 2014
'TPP were bankrupt yet got pier contract' – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said that whenever tender processes are circumvented due to expediency the project always ends up in chaos and he is not surprised that Tortola Pier Partners (TPP) was unable to come up with the money for the cruise pier development project, since companies in their group were not only broke but being sued.

July 22nd, 2014
‘It was expedient to move quickly!’ – Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool said that while public tendering was preferred for the cruise pier project, it was not expedient to go that route given the gravity of the prospect of losing cruise lines because of lack of proper facilities.

July 21st, 2014
NDP Media Censor Bill back on HoA agenda for July 22 Sitting!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Media freedom under a National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration continues to be under attack as the Virgin Islands (VI) is on the verge of losing its democratic way of life.

July 21st, 2014
Hon Fraser demands FATCA answers from Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA is demanding answers from Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith on the recently signed intergovernmental agreement between the United States and the Virgin Islands on the United States foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

July 19th, 2014
Internet nightmares and a poor management model

By Dickson Igwe

The following story places the blame for poor customer service in the Virgin Islands telecoms sector, squarely on the shoulders of senior management. It uses a hypothetical organizational model.

OK. There is a cliché which asserts that, "great minds discuss ideas, average minds events, and small minds people.’’ This Old Boy respectfully disagrees with that assertion. Why: because ideas, events, and personality, spring from the human being.

July 19th, 2014
CIL celebrates 2 years since opening VG branch

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – After opening its doors on Virgin Gorda two years ago, Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) yesterday marked the occasion with a customer appreciation event featuring music and food at its Watts Building office, Valley, Virgin Gorda.

July 16th, 2014
Willock defends VINO article; says real issues must not be sidestepped

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Esteemed Julian Willock, Chairman of the Board of Advance Marketing and Professional Services, the parent company of Virgin Islands News Online, has come out in defence of an article which appeared on the popular news site yesterday July 15, 2014 headlined ‘White Expat in! Locals shut out for the TRC post’.

July 15th, 2014
White Expat in! Locals shut out for TRC post!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It is well established that in Corporate Virgin Islands locals along with their Caribbean brothers and sisters are locked out from top positions and are left doing for the most part low level and marginal paying jobs.

July 13th, 2014
Only big name firms getting contracts – Purcell resident

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Frustrations were obviously high among residents who turned up at the ‘On the Road with Premier and His Ministers’ community meeting held on Thursday July 10, 2014 as among the many issues vented by residents is the lack of income opportunities for small contractors.

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