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January 24th, 2020
‘I too would like details about medical marijuana’ – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Opposition Legislator, Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said despite being a member of the House of Assembly (HoA), he too is seeking information on Government’s proposed medicinal marijuana industry.

January 23rd, 2020
'Bullying & victimisation' more prevalent now than before - Hon Penn claims

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has again served up accusations that bullying and victimisation are being exercised by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration.

January 22nd, 2020
'Look for some tension or change' in Opposition - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Following the departure of Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) from the National Democratic Party (NDP) to cross the floor and join the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, all eyes should be on the Opposition, according to commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

January 14th, 2020
RDA CEO Paul D. Bayly resigns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- New Zealander and CEO of the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), Mr Paul D. Bayly has resigned, according to information just reaching our newsroom.

January 5th, 2020
Wade N. Smith now Acting Director @ FIA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Commissioner of Customs and Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) District 5 candidate in the 2019 General Elections of the Virgin Islands, Mr Wade N. Smith, is now Acting Director at the Financial Investigation Agency (FIA).

January 3rd, 2020
AG's Chambers holding up Prospect Reef salaries - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Even as promises have been made to pay the current staff of the hurricane damaged Prospect Reef facility, those payments are still outstanding since August of 2018, according to new information coming out from the 2019 deliberations of the Standing Finance committee (SFC).

January 1st, 2020
'Use athletes as face of VI Tourism' - Hon Fraser to BVITB

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following recent stellar performances by Virgin Islands' athletes at major international sporting events, Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) is not doing enough to capitalise on the popularity of local athletes to promote the Virgin Islands' tourism products.

December 28th, 2019
DDM looking to establish up to 40 Hurricane Shelters - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With some 91.8% of its budgeted $927,745.41 funds utilised by end of 2019, the Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is looking to increase the territory's hurricane shelter facilities to no less than 40 in the coming year.

December 27th, 2019
Services dwindling with each new Budget - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the Virgin Islands (VI) set to begin 2020 with a fully approved $414,008,611.00 National Budget under its Green Strategy initiative, Opposition legislator and Third District Representative in the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has raised concerns that budget estimates continue to increase, yet according to him, services are on the decline.

December 23rd, 2019
Huge flaw in jury selection process- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and United Kingdom (UK) national, Kim Hollis QC has revealed that the current jury selection process in the Virgin Islands (VI) has a fundamental flaw that excludes a large category of residents from becoming jurors in the VI's court system.

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