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February 6th, 2018
Has the Recovery Agency Board been named?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There seems to be confusion over whether a Recovery Agency Board has been set up by the Dr D. Orlando Smith (AL) led Administration.

February 1st, 2018
Global Financial Secrecy Index lists VI at # 16

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On the heels of the United Kingdom (UK) upper chambers, the House of Lords, voting down a proposal on January 24, 2018 for the Virgin Islands (VI) and other Overseas Territories (OTs) to implement a public register that would reveal the names of beneficial owners of financial offshore companies registered in the Territory, the VI has found itself ranked number 16 on the 2018 Financial Secrecy Index (FSI) by the Tax Justice Network (TJN).

January 29th, 2018
Premier Smith ignores Opposition Leader’s call for CDB loan breakdown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has ignored the call by Opposition Leader and Representative for the First District, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, to name the members of the Independent Recovery Agency Board and outline the plans for the spending and monitoring of the $65 million Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) loan.

January 22nd, 2018
Hon Fahie gives Dr Smith 7 days to show how CDB loan will be spent

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the First District, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie is once again calling on the Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) led government to be transparent and accountable with the territory’s purse.

January 22nd, 2018
‘An abrupt stop must be placed on these political pirates’- Hon Fahie

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI- “I know there is a cry for solutions and it is well within place. The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will be bringing forward many solutions in the best interest of the people of the Virgin Islands. We cannot and will not sit idly by anymore. However, an abrupt stop must be placed on these political pirates that are robbing us of our monies.”

January 14th, 2018
VG residents demanding a say in rebuilding of BFEC

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - With corporate entities in the territory committing to donating some $1.54M towards the rebuilding of Bregado Flax Education Centre on the sister island of Virgin Gorda, residents there are demanding a say in the process.

January 12th, 2018
Lack of accountability & transparency in Gov't hurting society- Dr Irad Potter

ROAD TOWN Tortola VI - A senior public servant has lamented the lack of accountability and transparency in Government, saying their absence is hurting the Territory.

December 20th, 2017
'Put our house in order' - Gerard St. C. Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Self-determination and independence have been two words frequently thrown around by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

August 31st, 2017
Gov Jaspert not ruling ‘in or out’ use of reserved powers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After former Governor John S. Duncan OBE created controversy when he invoked his constitutional power to take money from the Consolidated Fund and giving to the police and other departments, virtually stripping the Minister of Finance of his authority to determine where and how monies are spent, the question on the minds of many is whether new Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert was also prepared to do so if he sees fit.

August 30th, 2017
‘My role is to support, not to be depended on’- Augustus J. U. Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), talk show hosts and members of the community on a number of occasions have continued to demand good governance, accountability and transparency from its leaders.



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