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Finance and Business

August 29th, 2019
Admin Complex remains closed after initial assessment

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- Following initial assessments of the Central Administration Complex, Deputy Governor David D. Archer has advised that a decision has been made to close all offices that occupy this facility for today, August 29, 2019.

August 29th, 2019
UPDATE: TB Lettsome Airport, Gov’t offices resume operations today, Aug. 29, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Virgin Islands being spared major damages following the passage of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, Government offices will reopen today, Thursday, August 29, 2019.

August 27th, 2019
Cats, chickens & passengers mix @ Terrance B. Lettsome Airport

BEEF ISLAND, Tortola, VI- It was a few weeks ago that Premier and the Minister with the portfolio for airports in the territory, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) told the people that when his government took office a few months ago, the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) Management left the facility with more questions than answers, with debt and mismanagement of funds.

August 27th, 2019
National Bank of VI warns of fraudulent emails

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Bank of the Virgin Islands via a social media statement has warned customers against a string of fraudulent/Phishing emails being circulated to its customers.

August 27th, 2019
Premier mum on UK response to loan guarantee concerns

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the United Kingdom (UK), through correspondence with the Virgin Islands (VI), has indicated they are willing to address some concerns regarding the Loan Guarantee issue facing the territory.

August 26th, 2019
Disney Fantasy cancels call to VI as Dorian strengthens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Strengthening as it churns over the Eastern Caribbean, Tropical Storm Dorian—which could intensify to near hurricane strength by Tuesday, August 27, 2019—has already wreaked some economic havoc in the Virgin Islands (VI) and the region.

August 25th, 2019
‘Give our people a chance’- Premier urges RDA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the new school year in the Virgin Islands (VI) officially starting on September 2, 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the hurricane damaged Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) L-shaped building will be re-opening as a direct result of a mandate he passed on to the VI Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) to hire more local contractors.

August 23rd, 2019
Admin Complex to be repaired with ‘insurance money’

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Sounding one of his popular mantras, that he has "learned to not let the perfect become the enemy of the good", Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government has made the decision to repair the Central Administration Complex with insurance monies rather than wait for more funding to come by.

August 23rd, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Shamahnea J. Simmons

By Ron O. D'Avilar

The ability to develop, organise and manage a business, along with its risks, in order to profit are the hallmarks of being an entrepreneur. Many get into business yet few can muster up the skills to master the art. Our Young Professional this week is Shamahnea J. Simmons. At just 17-year-old, she runs a thriving cosmetics business with its eyes set on the global stage.

August 22nd, 2019
‘I’m not a friend of the RDA’- Rosemary L. Rosan-Jones

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Outspoken local resident and social commentator Rosemary L. Rosan-Jones aka ‘Cindy’ has made it known she is not a supporter of the controversial Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) but said the territory needs to manage its finances better.

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