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January 22nd, 2014
VI’s next leader should be Hon. Fraser – USVI Resident

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Expressing his concerns publicly about the state of affairs of the economy and the people of the Virgin Islands (VI), has always been a feature of Representative of the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser, RA, to the extent that many persons feel that he is ripe for the leadership position at the top of Government.

January 14th, 2014
New work permits far outweigh job losses – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Finance Minister Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith, in addressing the issue of job losses in the Territory during his Budget Address in the House of Assembly (HOA) yesterday, January 14, 2014, said current evidence shows that new work permits issued far outweigh job losses being experienced.

January 4th, 2014
King stimulus or queen austerity

By Dickson Igwe

Current political debate in the Virgin Islands pits a prudential and cautious financial model, against a model that argues for greater spending to generate economic growth. Which is correct?

December 25th, 2013
Christmas message by Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando smith, OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Season’s Greetings to you, the residents and people of these Virgin Islands and to all within the sound of my voice, whether you are sitting in front of your television, listening to radio or via the internet.

December 25th, 2013
'We must continue to have hope for a brighter tomorrow' - Hon. Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Representative for the Third District, Hon. Julian Fraser, RA has extended a Merry Christmas to all residents and visitors of these wonderful Virgin Islands, including his constituents of the Third Electoral District and has urged that everyone continue to have hope for a brighter tomorrow.

November 9th, 2013
Air British Virgin Islands: Flying with limited flight data

By Dickson Igwe

In an online news piece of November 8, 2013, on BVINEWS, a news story that also appeared on Virgin Islands News Online, the story in BVI news titled, “ECONOMY MAY WORSEN”,’ Honourable Julian Fraser stated that, “a major overhaul of the Development Planning Unit is a must, for until our leader has ready access to reliably accurate statistics, nothing substantial can be expected.”

November 8th, 2013
Economy to worsen, people are hurting-Hon. Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA has argued that given the circumstances leading up to the territory's current economic situation, it stands to reason that without meaningful intervention on the part of government the economy of the Virgin Islands will worsen over the next twelve months rather than get better.

November 7th, 2013
VIslanders should be frustrated with pier project – Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Julio S. Henry believes Virgin Islanders should all be frustrated with what has been happening with the Cruise Pier Development Project.

October 23rd, 2013
UPDATE: Protest action awaiting police permission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Organisers are currently awaiting feedback from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) with regard to whether they will receive permission to proceed with what has now evolved into a protest motorcade on issues related to the economy and current cruise pier development negotiations.

August 22nd, 2013
Premier: Economy still robust; businesses have to adjust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith has insisted that he is sticking to his claims that the economy is robust amidst layoffs and business closures while noting that the issue was a relative one.

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