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September 6th, 2018
'Human Chain' for Irma anniversary observance

LONG BAY BEACH, Beef Island, VI - A human chain will be formed at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island this Saturday, September 8, 2018, in observation of the 1st anniversary of the passage of Hurricane Irma.

September 5th, 2018
Gov’t ends funding for Paraquita Bay farmers—Hipolito D. Penn

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - The National Democratic Party (NDP) government has decided to end funding for farming in the Paraquita Bay area—a shocking revelation dropped by Independent Candidate for the upcoming General Elections, Mr Hipolito D. Penn.

September 3rd, 2018
RDA Boss $350k package not a Gov’t decision—Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The $350,000 remuneration package for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), was negotiated with the successful candidate, New Zealand native, Mr Paul Bayly, by the entity’s Board of Directors and not the Virgin Islands (VI) Government.

August 19th, 2018
New procedure for processing Executive Work Permits

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands’ (VI) Labour Department, has announced that a new procedure to process ‘Executive Work Permits’ will take effect from Monday, September 3, 2018.

August 16th, 2018
Climate Change: A Contributor To Josiah’s Bay Fish Kill

JOSIAH'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Officials from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour continue to investigate the cause of a fish kill that occurred at Josiah’s Bay Pond, according to a press release issued by the Government Information Service (GIS) on August 14, 2018.

June 23rd, 2018
NDP Showdown looms: Hons Skelton vs Walwyn & Turnbull vs Penn

TREASURE ISLE HOTEL, Tortola, VI – Campaigning for top posts in the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) Convention, today June 23, 2018, winded up with nominees on both sides pulling out the stops, with last minute calls and even providing transportation for Delegates voting in the ‘first of its kind,’ internal election for a new President and Vice President, among other posts.

June 18th, 2018
UK promises to include VI, other OTs in future Intl trade-agreements

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - United Kingdom’s (UK) Minister for International Trade, Gregory W. Hands, says the UK Government will seek to include the Overseas Territories (OTs) in future international trade agreements.

June 15th, 2018
Premier Smith to announce decision; run or not in NDP internal elections

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and President of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is to announce early next week if he intends to contest the post he holds as President of his party.

June 15th, 2018
List of demands from the Peoples' March

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scores of residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) on Friday, June 8, 2018, protested perceived wrongdoings perpetuated against the people of the VI, by the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

June 12th, 2018
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton launches bid for NDP Presidency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), has formally thrown his proverbial ‘hat in the ring,’ to challenge and replace 73 year-old Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), as President of the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the upcoming Delegates’ Convention, on June 23, 2018.



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