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August 16th, 2018
No transparency in public procurement- Auditor General 2013 Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –In a damning indictment of Government’s procurement process, Auditor General (AG) Sonia M. Webster, in her 2013 Annual Report—laid before the House of Assembly—stated that “the regulations in place for public procurement are insufficient to ensure transparency and value for money is achieved in contract letting.”

August 14th, 2018
History? Mr Speaker? Hon Archibald C. Christian acts as Speaker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a history making session today, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at the continuation of the 6th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 3rd House of Assembly (HoA).

August 13th, 2018
House of Assembly continues on August 14, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands' (VI) Parliament or the House of Assembly (HoA), will continue with the 6th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 3rd HoA on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 10:00 AM.

August 12th, 2018
Hon Maduro-Caines calls on residents to cooperate with RVIPF

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola VI – Sixth District Representative in the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines, has called on residents of Purcell Estate, to cooperate with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s (RVIPF) investigation, into the deadly shooting on Friday, August 10, 2018, which claimed the life of 25-year-old, Jerry Casto-Felix.

August 11th, 2018
‘FIA- no timely information; lacks trained IT personnel’- 2016 report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) of the Virgin Islands (VI), a Government Statutory body, complained in their 2016 Annual Report about their inability to garner enough information from the requested entitles in a timely manner.

August 10th, 2018
VI Elections' Officials laud USVI’s efficiency @ recent Polls

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office, Ms Carolyn Stoutt- Igwe and Supervisor of Elections, Ms Juliette Penn, has lauded the elections process for the recently ran Democratic Primary held in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI).

August 10th, 2018
Virgin Gorda Gov’t Complex was not insured—Premier Smith

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The Virgin Islands’ (VI) Government has received $11.4M, in insurance claims for damages to the Central Administrative Complex in Road Town, Tortola, the administration’s complex on the sister island of Virgin Gorda however, is not insured, as such no claims could be submitted.

August 9th, 2018
‘No money to attend conferences’- Stephanie P. Benn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Registrar General, Mrs Stephanie P. Benn, has complained that there is no money to attend important conferences such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), where they also deal with travel documents.

August 6th, 2018
Gov’t attempts to divert insurance claim $$ for other spending

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Monies allocated under a Budget Head are for that purpose but information now coming from the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), is that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, attempted to do otherwise, when a decision was taken to use the $11.3M, received in insurance claims for the Central Administration Complex (CAC), to be used for other projects.

August 1st, 2018
Deputy Governor’s Office calls for updated Election laws by year end

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With General Elections constitutionally due in 2019, the Deputy Governor’s Office has commenced their preliminary preparations such as updating their staff database, looking to recruit new staff and is also looking to introduce new polling stations but they are also calling for updated Election laws to be enacted by year-end.

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