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November 18th, 2013
Premier Smith assures contractors of due payments ‘soon’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Contractors who have not been paid by government for works done over a period of time have been promised their payments “soon” by Premier and Leader of Government Business, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith.

August 2nd, 2013
Gov’t creating culture of disrespect; not excellence – Hon. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has demanded that an account be given by Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith for his National Democratic Party (NDP) walk out of the House of Assembly on July 26, 2013 during a Motion of No Confidence being given by Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA.

July 31st, 2013
Could the VI be following in Cayman Islands footsteps?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government’s alleged continued breach of the Protocols for Effective Financial Management could potentially lead the Territory down a similar path as that of the Cayman Islands, according to members of the opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

June 27th, 2012
VI Girls Brigade to host regional conference

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - For the third time over a time span of 15 years, the Caribbean & Americas fellowship of the Girls Brigade will host their annual Girls Brigade International Conference.

June 15th, 2012
BVIHSA is underfunded; approx. $11M owed!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Remember those heated debates in the House of Assembly over the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) overspending, well the newly appointed Chairman Bishop John Cline opined that “when the debate is happening our politicians must debate from a point of relevance that it is not always overspending as much as it is underfunding”.

May 30th, 2012
Universities calling for CXC requirements from VI students – local CXC Registrar

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Students of the Virgin Islands (VI) equipped with their School Leaving Certificates who wish to further their studies overseas are being side-burned by universities in the United States (US) and England due to the fact that they did not complete any examinations from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC).

November 30th, 2011
No green light for CDB loan this year?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI (Posted 6:31 am) - From all indications, it is unlikely that the United Kingdom (UK) will grant approval for the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) loan successfully negotiated by the previous Government to be accessed for spending this year.

November 14th, 2011
Why the VIP lost the election?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Many reasons have been given for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) loss at the November 7, 2011 polls, with one candidate believing it had to do with the “spin” the now ruling party put on the global economic downturn, and made the people hold the VIP accountable for it along with the various infrastructural projects that were not completed.


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