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Finance and Business

October 13th, 2014
‘People cannot live on $4 per hour!’ – Richard C. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television talk show host Richard Courtney De Castro is again calling for the Government to address the minimum wage of the Territory, saying that while some employers pay above the minimum wage, some of them continue to pay it and people are finding it hard to survive on it.

October 11th, 2014
‘Make FS book mandatory for citizenship’ – Mr Robert A. Mathavious

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Financial Service Commission (FSC) Mr Robert A. Mathavious was supported by President of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Dr Karl Dawson in his call for persons seeking citizenship in the Virgin Islands (VI) to have vast knowledge of the financial services (FS) of the Territory.

October 11th, 2014
King Vision & Queen Infrastructure

By Dickson Igwe

The following narrative argues that vision is crucial to deciding on a national infrastructure model. Understanding a country’s physical and social infrastructure requirements begins with having an overarching national vision. The national vision is a grand idea.

October 9th, 2014
‘Hotel industry, elderly being neglected!' – PEP PRO Lorie A. Rhymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Lorie A. Rhymer believes that the Territory has neglected the hotel industry along with its elderly, some of whom retire from the industry without any monies.

October 4th, 2014
UPDATE: The night happy turned sad for LIME $10k winner

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When she arrived at the Bobby’s Supermarket Parking Lot she was in all smiles and surrounded by congratulating friends but as she left, she was in fountain of tears and being consoled by friends.

October 2nd, 2014
UPDATE: ‘BVI House Asia staff in Hong Kong safe’ – Elise Donovan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After hearing nothing from Premier and Minister of International Affairs Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith who seems to have gone AWOL (absent without leave) on the issues and concerns raised by the Opposition Members Hons. Julian Fraser (R3) and Andrew A. Fahie (R1) amidst the protest in Hong Kong, finally we have heard something about the safety of Virgin Islands staff at the BVI House Asia in Hong Kong.

October 1st, 2014
LIME Announces Flat Rate Plan from today Oct 1

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – LIME BVI today October 1, 2014 announced that there will now be one simple flat rate prepaid plan for the Virgin Islands. The simplified, flat rate plan takes effect today.

October 1st, 2014
‘Protest if you have to!’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio commentator Douglas Wheatley urged Virgin Islanders not to take lightly their right to protest if they are dissatisfied with Government over any issue and that they should not be dissuaded from doing so for fear of bringing ruin to the Territory’s tourism and financial services sectors and he pointed to Hong Kong as an example.

October 1st, 2014
‘Mr Blyden needs to stop lying!’ – Eustace ‘Boss’ Freeman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Fire continues to fly as many find the revelation of issues highlighted in the VI Festival and Fairs Committee report to be startling and in most cases Chairman of the Committee Mr Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden continues to get licks with accusations of not telling the truth.

September 25th, 2014
UPDATE: Mrs. Karia J. Christopher in @ DTCA from Nov 3

‎ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Yes I am in receipt of the appointment, I did sign off and I have resigned from the TRC," said Mrs. Karia J. Christopher in a comment to Virgin Islands News Online today September 25, 2014.

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