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October 1st, 2018
UPDATE: "RDA Plan will be passed" - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is confident that the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) plan will be passed when the House of Assembly (HoA) sits on October 2, 2018.

September 12th, 2018
Another St Lucian gets top Job in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has announced that Saint Lucian native, Shawn Innocent, has been appointed as a full-time Magistrate for a period of six months, with effect from September 3, 2018.

September 3rd, 2018
House of Assembly resumes on September 13, 2018; Speech from Throne

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) will meet again on Thursday, September 13, 2018, according to spokesman, Mr Linton V. Leonard.

August 20th, 2018
Governor Jaspert to rescue; removes Treasury from West End make-shift tent!

WEST END Tortola, VI - Residents and Public Officers—from the Customs, Immigration, Treasury and the Ports Authority at the West End Ferry Terminal—describe the poor working conditions, as shameful, and embarrassing.

July 26th, 2018
Governor Jaspert announces investigation into BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Public, social media, the Opposition in Parliament and civil society have all been concerned for the past three years over the BVI Airways deal. In exchange for direct flights between Miami International Airport and Beef Island, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) gave BVI Airways, a company who left the Territory in 2014 saying they were bankrupt and had owed the BVI Airports Authority some $100,000, more funds via a big giveaway.

June 20th, 2018
Monica Allen Receives British Empire Medal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Acting Permanent Secretary Ms Monica Allen, is the Territory’s newest recipient of the British Empire Medal (BEM) award from Her Majesty the Queen.

June 14th, 2018
21 registered as British Citizens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Twenty-one persons are now British citizens after having been previously naturalised as British Overseas Territories citizens.

June 4th, 2018
I would boycott Queen's Birthday celebration as private citizen- Dr. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7)—the man who many say had the best speech at the ‘Decision to March’ on May 24, 2018 against the United Kingdom’s Parliament decision to impose public registry for beneficial ownership—is making the news again.

May 18th, 2018
Governor dodges protest; meets with organising committee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United Kingdom appointed Governor, Augustus J. U. Jaspert will not be in the Territory on the day of the public demonstration, Thursday, May 24, 2018, where residents have come together to fight the Bill by the UK House of Commons to make beneficial owners public.

May 9th, 2018
1 month later police report on killing of Hernandez still not public

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the political leaders in the Virgin Islands threaten independence in response to the United Kingdom’s House of Commons voting to imposed public registry on the Territory’s offshore sector in a move that can destroy the Financial Services Industry, ordinary residents are now asking if the current leaders can be trusted with independence.



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