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Finance and Business

December 16th, 2014
CIBC First Caribbean now charges non-customers $5 to cash cheques

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CIBC First Caribbean International Bank has instituted a service charge of $5.00 for every cheque that they cash once that person does not have an account at that bank and the Government is said to be investigating this.

December 16th, 2014
Free SNW browsing for Digicel’s prepaid customers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Digicel is making it easier for its prepaid customers who sign up for its new and improved data plans to access the major social networks (SNW) outside of their regular data allowances.

December 16th, 2014
‘LIAT needs to be sued!’ – allegedly stranded passengers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Several passengers who were allegedly stranded in Antigua on December 13, 2014 are currently seeking legal advice as they said enough is enough with LIAT not displaying any sense of compassion for their passengers much less children.

December 9th, 2014
‘I want charter businesses to thrive in Greater VI’ – Gov-elect Kenn E. Mapp

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – What is likely to be a boon for the United States Virgin Islands charter boat industry could spell trouble for its counterpart in the Virgin Islands as a Bill passed in the United States House of Representatives allowing uninspected charter boats to carry 12 instead of just six passengers now just needs Senate approval to come into effect.

December 8th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Who to Blame for France blacklisting of VI? - Gov John S. Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Appointed Governor of the Virgin Islands John S. Duncan OBE said as far as he is aware, the French government is now allegedly satisfied that the complaints they had about speedy response from the Territory regarding financial services have been addressed.

December 4th, 2014
Deals hotter for CIL/FirstBank Auto Sale

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An automobile sale that is scheduled for this Saturday December 6, 2014 promises to unveil very competitive prices and the hottest deals as Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) and FirstBank collaborate for the year end promotion.

December 3rd, 2014
‘Green VI Converts to biofuel, thanks to Sol & others’ – Ms Charlotte McDevitt

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Over the past three and a half years of being in operation Green VI was said to have done quite a lot of work but for the past one and a half year they have ventured into the area of Biofuel conversion. “We have been running on used vegetable oil… So we are quite excited about that. We’ll be one of a handful of studios in the world doing it. It is quite cutting edge in the glass world,” said Managing Director of Green VI Charlotte McDevitt.

December 3rd, 2014
Flax Craft brings out new line of products

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Five months after re-opening its doors, the family-owned and operated fine jewellery store Flax Craft is bringing out its newest line with pieces that extensively promote tourism of the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 2nd, 2014
Pink slips for workers on Ports Dev. Project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – This news site was yesterday December 1, 2014 bombarded with phone calls from several persons who were worried about the future of the Cruise Pier Project (CPP) after confirming that a number of persons are being laid off the job.

December 1st, 2014
‘NDP trying to add pressure on the poor!’ – Expat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “The masses of the work force in the BVI are expatriates, we help build this country in a way this government can never repay and this move to increase work permit cost is a pitiful one, shame on this government, it’s nothing but a low down dirty shame to say the least,” said Malcolm Cowlersack, an expatriate working in the Virgin Islands.

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