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August 15th, 2018
NDP ‘drops ball’ on UK/VI relations review-Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has thoroughly lambasted the government of the Virgin Islands (VI), over its failure to act and engage the people of the Territory, in light of the United Kingdom’s (UK) decision to formally open a review into its future relations with its Overseas Territories (OTs)—including the VI.

August 15th, 2018
‘No-confidence’ in NDP Gov’t handling VI/UK’s future relations—Dr Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – A decision by the United Kingdom (UK) to review its existing relationship with its Overseas Territories (OTs) has drawn mixed reaction from residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) but Senior Pastor of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church (CGBBC), Reverend, Dr Michael A. Turnbull is clear—the matter cannot be dealt with by the current crop of elected officials in government.

August 14th, 2018
Hon Fahie issues Territory-wide call for 'expertise' to defend VI @ UK review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the September 3, 2018, deadline fast approaching for submissions to the United Kingdom’s (UK) Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, in relation to its review of the UK’s relationship with its Overseas Territories (OTs), Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has issued a Territory-wide clarion call, for persons to volunteer their expertise in the effort.

August 14th, 2018
Re-balancing the VI economy in wake of 'Public Registers Decision'

By E. Benito Wheatley

There are very serious economic and financial implications for the Virgin Islands (VI), as a consequence of the United Kingdom's (UK) decision, to impose public registers of beneficial ownership (public registers) on the Overseas Territories (OTs).

August 11th, 2018
Opposition Leader takes up UK challenge in review of OT relations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Leader Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has announced the formation of a domestic Committee to conduct outreaches across the sister islands of the Virgin Islands (VI), in order to solicit and document the views of citizens throughout the territory, in response to the United Kingdom’s (UK) establishment of a special body to review future relations with its Overseas Territories (OT).

May 12th, 2018
‘No time to play politics’ – Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– “For the last 30 years, everything that the international community has asked the BVI to do we have done. In the House of Assembly most of the bills are to regulate the Financial Services sector. So we are well regulated and it’s kind of disappointing that the UK parliament will still pass the bill.”

May 8th, 2018
Tales from Tortola- Part IV

Thomas C. Famous

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice.”

April 23rd, 2018
UK donates heavy-duty vehicles for Government Depts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Moments ago tonight Monday, April 23, 2018, our roving camera captured some brand-new trucks, backhoes and pickups parked neatly at the Government Administration Complex in Road Town.

April 17th, 2018
USA & UK lift travel ban on VI following Hurricanes Irma & Maria

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following two powerful category 5 killer storms Irma and Maria that hit the Virgin Islands (VI) in September of 2017, the United States of America (USA) where some 75 percent of tourists to the British Overseas Territory comes from placed on its Department of State webpage a travel ban on the VI.

April 9th, 2018
Please explain how the Virgin Islands Recovery & Development Agency Act of 2018 passed?

Anonymous opinion

Somehow after days of acrimonious testimony in the House of Assembly that revealed a shocking absence of transparency regarding this legislation, deep divisions within the National Democratic Party, and a general lack of understanding about public finance, the House of Assembly found it prudent to pass this legislation without any further public commentary.



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