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May 8th, 2019
‘Existing applicants get auto entry in fast track initiative’ – Premier Fahie

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Existing applications for residency and belongership status in the Virgin Islands (VI) will automatically be considered as part of the new Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration ‘fast track initiative’ announced by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

May 8th, 2019
'Protect rights & privileges of BVIslanders' - Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) moving to implement the ‘fast track initiative’ for persons seeking to attain residency status and belongership in the Virgin Islands (VI), man of the cloth and host of the talk show programme, Honestly Speaking, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline said consideration must be given to ensure the rights of indigenous Virgin Islanders are protected.

May 8th, 2019
'We have to speak, show & act love'- Hon Wheatley

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- “We are really trying to help persons who have lived among us. They have been here for some 30, some 40 years but absolutely no status. There are kids who have been born here, lived all their lives in the BVI, know no place else besides the BVI. We want to make sure that these persons feel at home. They are our wives, our cousins and so forth…We want to spread the love. We must not only speak love, we must also show and act love.”

May 6th, 2019
Residency regularisation programme begins tomorrow

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A promise made by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to have a residency amnesty programme in place for “eligible” persons will be realised tomorrow May 7, 2019.

May 5th, 2019
‘VI needs national vision, strategic plan’ - Gerard St. C. Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Queen’s Counsel (QC), Attorney and member of the Inner Bar, Mr Gerard St. C. Farara says that for the Virgin Islands (VI) to effectively take on constitutional reform, the approach should be based on where the territory wants to be in the future, both in relation to its national development and its external relationship with the United Kingdom (UK).

May 5th, 2019
GoFundMe page launched to preserve JvD Methodist Church building

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to rebuild the Jost van Dyke Methodist Church, while preserving the historic structure. The roof of the church building was taken off by the hurricanes of September 2017.

May 4th, 2019
'My expanded immigration powers not new'- Hon Wheatley

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI – According to a May 1, 2019, Cabinet Release, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) will soon have the power to permit any person to land and remain in the territory at his discretion, via an amendment to the Immigration Act.

May 4th, 2019
The Economics Dichotomy

By Dickson C. Igwe

In pursuing and realizing a vision for the Virgin Islands, policymakers must understand a key divergence in economic thinking.

May 4th, 2019
Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel In! as DDM Info & Education Manager

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Journalist and Editor of The BVI Welcome, Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel has been appointed Manager of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Information and Education department.

May 2nd, 2019
‘Too much neglect of the elderly’ – Rev Franklyn E. Manners

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Families and communities are reminded that seniors are priceless treasures of the territory and they must be treated as such.


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