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January 10th, 2018
‘Come prepared to engage’ in consultations on recovery plans- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following many calls for town hall meetings to engage stakeholders and the ordinary man on the recovery and development plans for the Virgin Islands, the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has rushed to hold a series of consultative meetings this week.

January 8th, 2018
Recovery plan should not only be about re-establishing - Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many residents are criticising the government for formulating the Recovery Plan without the input of the populace, former political candidate Shaina M. Smith is taking it from another angle.

January 4th, 2018
'Bad' NDP Gov't shunned the people in drafting recovery plan- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “I am a true believer in Democracy and I don’t believe that democracy just functions at election time. By democracy we mean when the people are involved in their own governance.” Those were the sentiments expressed by the President of the Virgin Islands Party, Mr Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru, when he appeared on the newest radio talk show, BVI Have Your Say.

December 29th, 2017
$721M needed for restoration work over next 5 years- Draft Recovery Plan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Legislators, entrepreneurs and even the man at the grassroots level continue to ponder how much it would cost for the Virgin Islands (UK) to be returned to some semblance of what it was prior to the devastation it suffered from hurricanes Irma and Maria in September and a tropical wave in August.

December 27th, 2017
Government releases draft hurricane recovery plans! Done deal?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) has no history of practicing participatory democratic principles. So many were caught by surprise when a few days ago they posted on the Government official website a draft of the post hurricanes Irma and Maria recovery plans, along with the floods of August 2017, claiming that they wanted the public's input into the plan.

December 8th, 2017
NDP Gov’t behaving just like pre-Irma- Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Already having his fair share of being shunned and ignored, Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has not budged even with the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Irma, as it continues to operate in isolation, ignoring the people who put them in office.

July 14th, 2017
'Hold Gov’ts responsible for executing development plan' - Gregory W. Adams

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Town and Country Planning Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, held its first session of the ‘EnVIsion 2040’, which seeks to engage the input of the Virgin Islands (VI) community in helping to improve and enhance the territory by the year 2040.

January 15th, 2016
Decision to close Little Dix Bay Hotel was done 'without' Gov’t consultation!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The decision to close Rosewood Little Dix Bay Hotel and Resort on Virgin Gorda for a year and a half from May 1, 2016 for renovation was done without consultation with Government, Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith has lamented.

August 19th, 2015
Registration for controversial NHI begins Sept 1, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The controversial National Health Insurance (NHI), which is being made mandatory for all working persons in the territory, is less than two weeks from literally getting off the ground and, according to Deputy Director of the Social Security Board Roy E. Barry, the preparatory process is going according to expectations.

January 28th, 2015
‘Return to the people with NHI’- Resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents are calling on the government of the day to show more concerns for the grass-root people and to stop “throwing things on people” without sufficient notice. This was in particular reference to the much touted National Health Insurance (NHI).


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