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October 3rd, 2013
Questions linger following pier deal collapse with TPP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Questions continue to hover following the collapse of negotiations between Government and Tortola Pier Partners (TPP) Group over the proposed cruise pier development project in Road Town.

September 30th, 2013
Gov’t may have to fork out $1.7M for severing ties with TPP- Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool has indicated that the Virgin Islands Government may have to expend a maximum of $1.7M for severing ties with Tortola Pier Partners(TPP).

September 28th, 2013
No need for Kentucky when we have Scato's! - resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident has come out in stern defiance of the argument that foreign companies should be allowed entry into the local environment and stated that things can be done locally if needed.

September 27th, 2013
Better regulation needed in trade & consumer affairs - Commentators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Citing complaints over the years by businesses such as retail stores and small business owners among others, commentators have called on government to take a stronger look at trade and consumer affairs within the territory.

September 20th, 2013
Greed driving prices in the VI – resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident believes that much of the factors that help to create prices in the Virgin Islands (VI) are driven by greed.

September 11th, 2013
Local Arabs want speedy resolution in Syria

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the dynamics surrounding the Syrian crisis in the Middle East have continued to shift over the past few days and with the observance of the 9/11 attacks today, September 11, 2013 concerned residents of Arab descent shared with Virgin Islands News Online how they felt and were affected by the current situation near their homeland.

September 8th, 2013
Locals & Belongers preferred is good policy - N. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru has argued that globalisation has seen the exploitation of people around the world and noted that the policy of locals or ‘Belongers preferred’, as is done in the Virgin Islands, is a practical policy that also happens all around the world.

September 6th, 2013
Cromwell Smith defends remarks on tension between VIslanders & expats

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka has come out in defence of comments he made stating that there were existent tensions between Virgin Islanders and expatriates from among the Caribbean and other nationalities here in the Virgin Islands.

August 30th, 2013
Are Fahie & Fraser trying to embarrass the gov’t? – Cromwell Smith asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Regarding [legislators] Fahie and Fraser, I don’t quite understand what they are attempting to do; I think the country is at a stage where we need solutions to challenges and maybe I haven’t been paying enough attention, maybe I haven’t been paying attention at all, I hear a lot of criticisms but I’m not hearing solutions,” remarked Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka.

August 30th, 2013
VI Labour & Immigration policy a mess! – Natalio Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The immigration and labour policies of the Virgin Islands are in dire need of a fix according to commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru.

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