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Finance and Business

January 3rd, 2018
Not fair that 'Peter paying for Paul & Paul paying for all' - ESHS Seniors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The debate continues as it relates to the ban instituted by the management of Tortola Pier Park (TPP) on unsupervised children 17 years of age and under.

January 2nd, 2018
Nearly 17 years after ‘Life & Debt’ Jamaica remains in a precarious state

ATLANTA BLACK STAR

KINGSTON, Jamaica- Tourist brochures and adverts paint a lush picture of Jamaica, a 4,411 square-mile “patch of land” that is sun-kissed beaches, blue skies, puffy clouds, cool breezes and pastel sunsets.

January 2nd, 2018
Local businessman Glenn Industrious passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – 2017 has ended on a very sad note for the Industrious family of the Virgin Islands, following the sudden passing of businessman Mr Glenn Industrious.

December 30th, 2017
Inside the December 19, 2017 NDP meeting; New target: Chairman Potter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The embattled ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) led by 73-year-old Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) continues to fight to rid the party of the old guards.

December 30th, 2017
The road from Boom to Bust- part A

Dickson Igwe

The following story highlights the centrality of economics in offering direction for disaster recovery. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, add major floods, devastated the Virgin Islands in September 2017. The country is under threat of a long economic recession owing to the September disasters. The correct and appropriate application of economics- scarce resource management- holds the key to a full recovery.

December 29th, 2017
$721M needed for restoration work over next 5 years- Draft Recovery Plan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Legislators, entrepreneurs and even the man at the grassroots level continue to ponder how much it would cost for the Virgin Islands (UK) to be returned to some semblance of what it was prior to the devastation it suffered from hurricanes Irma and Maria in September and a tropical wave in August.

December 28th, 2017
Shame! civil servants working under open tent, collecting money, safety compromised

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Of course there were two category 5 hurricanes that destroyed the Virgin Islands (VI) and most of its infrastructure. However, about a month or two later, Premier and Leader of Government Business Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) told the world, much to the ridicule and dismissal of many including his own National Democratic Party NDP) front and back bench Members, that we were "back on our feet.”

December 28th, 2017
Do not mistake privacy for secrecy - Lorna G. Smith OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Interim Executive Director of BVI Finance Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE has come to the defense of the territory being labelled a tax haven, penning an article in Scottish newspaper The Sunday Herald of December 26, 2017, in which she admonished that persons not mistake privacy for secrecy.

December 27th, 2017
Governor Jaspert is the new Finance Minister- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Since the Government themselves would not appoint a new Finance Minister, the Governor, almost literally is taking that position,” says former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Board and clergyman, Mr John I. Cline.

December 27th, 2017
Willy T floating restaurant & bar boat destroyed by Hurricane Irma

NORMAN ISLAND, VI- Willy T, one of the Territory's premiere tourist attractions- a floating boat that is also a bar and restaurant moored for years close to The Bight near Norman Island- in the Virgin Islands, was beached by Hurricane Irma in September 2017.



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