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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.

August 12th, 2013
Immigrant finger pointing a result of slowing VI economy – Hon. Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Persons are becoming disgruntled with the Virgin Islands’ worsening and slowing economy, according to Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA.

August 8th, 2013
NDP Gov't does not have a grip on VI economy – Hon. Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Contending that the Virgin Islands (VI) economy is currently at a crossroads, Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA has accused the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of not having a grip on affairs as the economy continues to slip.

June 9th, 2013
VI sat on its hands during recession – Commentator

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator and host of the Umoja Show, Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka believes that the Virgin Islands (VI) sat on its hands during the recession period and failed to prepare for the future, especially with regard to the tourism sector.

June 1st, 2013
Missing link, free enterprise, and Virgin Islands Airport Politics

By Dickson Igwe

Is privatization the way forward for the Virgin Islands economy? Big government is one of the bogeymen affecting Virgin Islands commercial and economic progress negatively. The very large size of the public sector is a weight on free enterprise. This story looks at the airport development model, and suggests that privatization or part privatization of certain public assets is the solution to weaning the country off the public sector and creating a new commercial dynamism.

May 27th, 2013
Territory under attack – 3D Show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru is of the view that the Virgin Islands (VI) needs to set its sights towards creating a regional economy in attempts at diversification after a caller on a local radio show suggested that the VI economy was under attack.

May 18th, 2013
Virgin Islands politics and public relations woes

By Dickson Igwe

A series of stories looks at the Virgin Islands political scene as midterm approaches: What is the political pulse of the country approximately two and a half years before another general election season begins? This narrative asks why the Government, despite pursuing policies of economic growth, appears to be increasingly unpopular among certain voter demographics. It also takes a closer look at the Opposition.

May 12th, 2013
Labour realities in the Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe

An online story of May 5, 2013, in the Virgin Islands, described the assertions of a local politician and cabinet minister who lamented at the many career challenges faced by Virgin Islanders who have qualified abroad and returned home.

April 24th, 2013
Revamped fishing complex to store fish for up to one year

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Hon. Kedrick D. Pickering has touted the new improvements of the BVI Fishing Complex as a ‘Quality and Excellence’ experience.


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