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March 14th, 2018
E. Benito Wheatley Out! as VI Ambassador to London/EU

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It seems like the last few days were not good for diplomats around the world, including the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 2nd, 2017
Gay marriage: A possible third economic pillar or abomination?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A talk show host has asked whether the territory should make it legal for gay couples to be joined in holy matrimony in the Virgin Islands as millions could be reaped, and possibly turning it into a third economic pillar or whether the decision would be an abomination.

July 15th, 2016
Ex UK civil servant Stephen Johnson rakes in over $1M as Airport consultant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A former United Kingdom Civil Servant Mr Stephen Johnson, who worked in Her Majesty’s Treasury and had direct dealing with the Virgin Islands, has landed a huge contract with the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government.

November 2nd, 2015
Non-payment to local artistes for Festival ‘disrespectful’- resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “When is the Festival Committee going to pay people?” This question has surfaced again. This time it was on the Speak Your Mind show with host Richard Courtney de Castro on JTV Live on Saturday October 31, 2015.

March 13th, 2015
Young contractor alleges victimisation by NDP

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- A young local contractor is now seeking legal advice after a contract awarded to him for the construction of a retaining wall at Manuel Reef in Sea Cows Bay under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government was given to someone else without his contract being terminated. The contractor is also alleging that no explanation was given to him as to why his contract was given to someone else.

September 18th, 2014
‘There are elements in MoF to be dealt with!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - “Something is suspect about the tender process, I know the intellectuals will get on me for this but they have to excuse me, something is suspect about the tender process. I don’t say it’s the persons involved with the evaluations, I kind of feel I happen to know where it is because they have some elements in the Ministry of Finance (MoF) that need to be dealt with,” said Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

May 28th, 2014
Historic day for Volleyball as Development Contract signed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A historic moment was shared yesterday May 27, 2014 when the BVI Olympic Committee, the Virgin Islands Volleyball Association and Ms. Jackie Weeks inked a contract to put in place a National Sports Structure.

April 28th, 2014
UPDATE: BVIPA further extends deadline for upland development EOIs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) has again extended the deadline for the submissions of Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the upland development as part of the controversial $30 million Cruise Pier Development Project.

February 3rd, 2014
JVD residents condemn dangerous road

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – Residents of Jost Van Dyke (JVD) are clamouring for the repair of a damaged piece of roadway that has reportedly been in a poor and dangerous condition for over a decade.

September 22nd, 2013
Premier says no artiste met him on Festival non-payment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The issue of the non-payment of local artistes who recently performed during the Emancipation Festival activities was laid squarely at the feet of Education and Culture Minister Hon. Myron V. Walwyn recently by Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith.

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