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August 5th, 2019
‘Gov’t can’t account for uncollected revenues’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the Ministry of Finance is unable to account for the territory’s uncollected revenues brought forward from previous years as a result of an error with the current accounting software at his Ministry.

August 3rd, 2019
'State of emergency on JvD' - resident Gregory A. Callwood

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Calling it a ‘state of emergency’, Jost van Dyke resident Gregory A. Callwood is urging authorities to seriously look into the potable water situation on the island, which he says has been neglected since under the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration.

August 3rd, 2019
Child sexual abuse fueling VI's social ills - Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the proposed Computer Misuse & Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019 heading to a Select Committee of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) ahead of its third and final reading, Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka 'Mitch' says he supports all increases in penalties for sexual crimes against minors.

August 3rd, 2019
The Vocations & the Road to El Dorado

By Dickson C. Igwe

Countries with a skilled workforce are far more prosperous than countries with workers who major in academia and white-collar services. The road to social and economic prosperity runs through the vocations.

August 2nd, 2019
Stiffer penalties for cybercriminals in the VI - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – During the second reading of the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019, on August 1, 2019, at the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the new legislation brings proposals for stiffer penalties with regards to the protection of minors in the territory and the protection of user data.

August 2nd, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Cleodean A. Meyers

By Ron O. D’Avilar

A career mom and budding entrepreneur, this week’s Young Professional has built a life on fostering great business relationships with the people she met along her career path. Working in the financial sector can be very stressful at times, but for our Young Professional, assisting others to fulfill their dreams remains the best and most gratifying part of the job.

August 1st, 2019
Poor financial records for festival under NDP – Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In his bid to hold the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government accountable, Opposition Leader Marlon A. Penn (R8) has lashed out at Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), calling him 'irresponsible' for lacking information on spending by the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) over the years.

August 1st, 2019
Opposition Leader says HoA running a 'limousine service'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following questioning from Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) over the number of vehicles purchased by the Administration since taking office, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) revealed that the House of Assembly (HoA) purchased a total of four new vehicles for its office.

July 31st, 2019
Gov't successfully re-negotiates for increased cruise calls to territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Referencing an increased push to address shortfalls in the local tourism industry, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced that at least two major international cruise partners have committed to increasing calls to the territory for the 2019/2020 cruise tourism season following successful re-negotiations.

July 31st, 2019
‘VI’s actions towards UK must not be reactions’ – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, now at the helm of government in the United Kingdom, the Virgin Islands (VI) and other British Overseas Territories (OT’s) should be on high alert for a renewed push of policies that they view as an overreach by the colonial power.

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