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March 22nd, 2020
Scooter rider damages recently paved section of SCB-Chalwell Road

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Shortly after a section of the Sea Cows Bay-Chalwell Road, known to many as ‘Elevator Road’, was paved on Friday, March 20, 2020, a motor scooter rider thought it a wise idea to use the road, damaging it in the process.

March 16th, 2020
Opposition Leader calls for closure of schools for next 30 to 60 days

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Affirming his support to the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led government and the measures being implemented to protect the Territory against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Opposition Leader, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) says the Virgin Islands' (VI) Opposition supports many of the initiatives the government is implementing, noting that the issues are of concern to all.

March 5th, 2020
BVIEC reinstating all street lights by June 2020 - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA, says even as street lights are missing from entire neighbourhoods, the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) continues to bill the government for electricity supply as per normal.

March 3rd, 2020
‘The Cayman Islands are eating our lunch’– Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Legislator and Opposition Member, Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) wants the Government of the Virgin Islands to go a step further and create a one-stop-shop to facilitate aircraft registry alongside merchant shipping registry.

March 2nd, 2020
Opposition complains about getting too much info in answers to questions in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A streamlining of the way Government Members of the House of Assembly (HoA) answer questions may be on the way, following accusations from Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) that government Ministers are evading answering specific questions about their Ministries when asked.

February 9th, 2020
'D-Tan Spot': McLean family opens business on Brandywine Bay Beach

BRANDYWINE BAY, Tortola, VI - A new family business called 'D-Tan Spot' sprung up its umbrellas yesterday, February 8, 2020, on the white sandy shores of Brandywine Bay Beach on Tortola, Virgin Islands.

February 6th, 2020
‘I’m accountable for UK money when it comes here’- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I’m accountable for UK money,” were the words of the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor, His Excellency, Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert, in reference to concerns raised by Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser, RA (R3) that monies from the UK should be recorded through a Government apparatus like the treasury, instead of some being funnelled directly to the Governor.

February 5th, 2020
Premier blazes Opp. Leader over alleged rumour mill against Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With a stern warning, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has outright condemned attacks on new Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member, Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) by Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8).

January 31st, 2020
Cabinet approves more $$$ for Economic Substance Legislation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Cabinet has approved an additional $150, 000 towards Economic Substance Legislation as the government makes moves to put itself in good standing with European Union (EU) requirements as an offshore financial services jurisdiction.

January 28th, 2020
'We've moved on' from Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines - Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "We've moved on," were the words of Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) when questioned by reporters how the Opposition was grappling with the unexpected loss of Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6), who parted ways with the Opposition and the National Democratic Party (NDP) to join arms with Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government.

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