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Finance and Business

November 18th, 2019
'TPP investment was one of the best VI made' - Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Even though the project has a cost totalling some $85 million-plus, including cost overruns of at least $40 million for the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park Project (TPP), former Communications and Works Minister, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) insists that the TPP investment was one of the best the territory ever made.

November 16th, 2019
Gov't to introduce AirBnB Tax legislation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following an April 30, 2019, Cabinet decision where property owners who lease their homes through AirBnB, are now required to pay hotel accommodation tax in the Virgin Islands (VI), Governor of the Virgin Islands Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert says new AirBnB Tax legislation will soon be introduced.

November 15th, 2019
70 Public Officers honoured for years of service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Seventy Public Officers were recognised for their years of service at a Retirees Dinner held in their honour on November 2, 2019.

November 15th, 2019
Premier calls out 'hypocrisy' in claims of nepotism & cronyism in VIP Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Calling the Opposition debates a 'facade' over claims that his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government is involved in nepotism and cronyism, in addition to victimising and dismissing board members since taking office, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew Fahie (R1) has fired back at the hypocrisy coming from especially Opposition Members of the past National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

November 15th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Keyana K.N. Browne

By Ron O. D'Avilar

All around the world Virgin Islanders are flying the flag of the territory high. One such individual, Ms Keyana K. N Browne, is no different. She is an entrepreneur as well as a Certified Medical Assistant, in addition to being the Founder and CEO of an apparel company called 'Baby Royal Eminence'.

November 15th, 2019
‘Forgive the debts’ of delinquent Crafts Alive vendors- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of Crafts Alive vendors owing the ‘City’ in excess of half a million dollars came up for discussion at a press conference called by the Opposition on November 13, 2019.

November 14th, 2019
Hon Flax-Charles backs new BVIEC Chair to address issues of high electricity bills

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With customers of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) often complaining about a spike in their electricity bills, Junior Minister of Tourism Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) is optimistic the new Chairperson of the BVIEC Board of Directors, Mrs Rosemarie Flax will address the problem.

November 14th, 2019
Dr Ricardo Wheatley appointed Director of BVI House Asia

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dr Ricardo Wheatley has been confirmed by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), to the post of Director of BVI House Asia, the Virgin Islands Government’s representative office Hong Kong. The appointment will take effect from January 1, 2020.

November 14th, 2019
Consumer Protection Bill among 11 Bills for Introduction & First Reading today, Nov 14

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The return of the Consumer Protection Bill will be among eleven (11) Bills for Introduction and First reading when the First Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly convenes today, Thursday, November 14, 2019.

November 13th, 2019
Rosemarie Flax nominated to chair BVIEC Board

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mrs Rosemarie Flax, the former Managing Director of financial services entity Mossack Fonseca, has been nominated to chair the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Board of Directors.

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