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June 15th, 2018
‘8% pay cut for Ministers under a VIP Administration'- Hon Fahie

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has promised the people of the Territory that, if his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is to win the next general elections, he along with all his Ministers of Government will take an 8 percent pay cut.

March 28th, 2018
I am awake! Premier Smith fires back @ Opposition Leader for ‘claiming victory’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The usually quiet and seemingly sleeping and clueless Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), who has been struggling to hold his National Democratic Party (NDP) Government together, seems to have been given a shot of energy and courage with the passing of the controversial Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018 in the House of Assembly yesterday, March 27, 2018.

March 27th, 2018
Premier a winner! 10-2 in favour of controversial recovery agency Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was always expected, despite the many concerns and objections from legislators before and during the debates, that the Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018 was going to be passed in the House of Assembly with amendments.

March 20th, 2018
‘We will voice numerous concerns about Agency’- Hon Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is no secret that, like the public at large, the Backbenchers of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government have major concerns about the Recovery and Development Agency that will be put in place by law to manage loans received for the Territory’s recovery and development following the devastating hurricanes of September 2017.

February 21st, 2018
‘We will not just sit by & let Gov’t be the boss’- BVI Christian Council

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We have seen over the years that there is a lack of accountability to our voters, to our members. We have seen the marginalisation of our representatives. So those who we elect and send to represent us, we find that their voices have been shut down and quieted to a point where not much of what the people have to say get further than the ears of the representatives, because they are shut down at a Governmental level.”

February 1st, 2018
JvD residents want better services following hurricanes

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- It was the sister island of Jost van Dyke’s turn last evening Wednesday January 31, 2018 for the National Democratic Party’s road show on the recovery plan.

January 20th, 2018
4 months later USA, Canada & UK still discouraging travel to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the government of the day and the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) work on restoring international confidence in the Virgin Islands (VI) after the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September of 2017, their job is being made more difficult.

November 10th, 2017
West Indies postpone Pakistan tour over security concerns

KARACHI, Pakistan- West Indies have postponed their visit to Pakistan for a three-match Twenty20 with the leading Caribbean players expressing concerns about their security in the country, the sources have claimed.

July 12th, 2017
‘It must be the money’ - Hon Fahie on BVI Airways flight hiccups

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is very positive that one of the main challenges the Territory’s flag carrier, BVI Airways, is experiencing and which is hampering their efforts at direct flights from Miami, USA to Beef Island, Virgin Islands is the want of more money, but from who remains the big question.

January 6th, 2017
Resident complains over length of time state releases bodies for burial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A concerned individual has made a case for the powers that be to be more considerate and act more swiftly when dealing with bodies when no foul play has been suspected.



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