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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
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 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 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
HoA convenes today, July 31, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Less than a week after the House of Assembly (HoA) was adjourned sine die, legislators in the Virgin Islands will return to parliament today, July 31, 2019 for the Sixth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly.

July 30th, 2019
NDP Legislators did ad hoc business with Gov't- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following some amount of Opposition backlash over the disclosure and subsequent motion carried for House of Assembly (HoA) Legislators, Hons Neville A. Smith (AL) and Carvin Malone (AL) to conduct business with the government, Minister for Education & Culture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has questioned whether past members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) had followed the process.

July 30th, 2019
Prospect Reef workers to be paid by end of August- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While a review of the organisational and operational structure of Prospect Reef Resort is currently being undertaken in order to determine a more economical way forward, the Government of the Virgin Islands has committed to paying in full monies owed to workers by the end of August 2019.

July 30th, 2019
'Some people are seeking assistance for everything' - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Some people in this territory are seeking assistance for everything. You name it they are seeking assistance for it, paying the rent, paying their mortgage, sending their kids to school. Kids have to travel for events, they seeking assistance for that.”

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