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December 18th, 2016
VI has benefitted tremendously from over 100 nationalities –Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith says it’s an undisputed fact that expatriates have benefitted from being in the VI and that the territory is a much better place because of the over 100 nationalities who have made the territory their home.

December 12th, 2016
NDP Gov’t ‘must come clean’- Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Newly elected Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has urged the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to shelve the “fancy speeches” and “come clean” with the people regarding the territory’s economy.

July 30th, 2016
The dysfunction in African Leadership & Society - Part 2

By Dickson Igwe

Social and economic underdevelopment share common themes, and Africa’s continuing social and economic underdevelopment hold important lessons for all countries and jurisdictions.

November 24th, 2015
Economy doing well! – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – We remember very well when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith became the butt of jokes in 2013 when he claimed that the economy was robust, before back pedaling on his own statements. Now again, contrary to reports on the ground and from the ordinary man, Premier Smith has claimed that the Virgin Islands economy is “doing well” even while acknowledging that there were delays in some persons being paid.

May 29th, 2015
'VIP will cut taxes'- ‘Juggy’ Harrigan

BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Sixth District Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan said a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) in Government would provide tax breaks to put money in people’s pockets and to get the economy going again.

May 26th, 2015
Local fishermen’s rights being violated @ North Sound- Rosan-Bunbury

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – The challenges facing local fishermen, from reportedly being denied access to fishing grounds to inadequate market, were recently highlighted by Virgin Islands Party (VIP) At-Large candidate Mrs Charmaine R. Rosan-Bunbury who said the agriculture and fishing industries have much potential for economic development.

April 12th, 2015
Are some people in the VI starving?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the radio show Umoja aired on ZVI 780AM on Thursday April 9, 2015 lamented on how some people in the Virgin Islands have been finding it very difficult to make ends meet due to the state of the economy and the high bills, especially medical bills, they are faced with while languishing at the minimum wage level.

December 29th, 2014
‘NDP failed to deliver after 3 long years’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said that after three long years of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in office, “we continue to see an administration that has failed to deliver on its campaign promises, while at the same time continuing to blame the past government for its failures, even though the facts are different.”

December 22nd, 2014
‘BVI economy grown over two years’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the face of continued loud cries of hardship with no sight of betterment being seen by many across the Territory and especially since the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has stepped back into power Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D Orlando Smith continues to insist that there has been significant growth in the Virgin Islands.

August 29th, 2014
Brazil's economy falls into recession, latest figures show


Brazil has fallen into recession, just a month before the general election, latest figures show.


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