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August 6th, 2018
Gov’t attempts to divert insurance claim $$ for other spending

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Monies allocated under a Budget Head are for that purpose but information now coming from the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), is that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, attempted to do otherwise, when a decision was taken to use the $11.3M, received in insurance claims for the Central Administration Complex (CAC), to be used for other projects.

August 5th, 2018
Boat Racing @ its Best for Romney Park

WEST END, Tortola, VI - It promises to be a day of thrills and excitement today Sunday, August 5, 2018, when the Virgin Islands (VI) Boat Drama Club presents, ‘Boat Racing at its Best.’

August 3rd, 2018
Willock sets Hon Walwyn straight on ‘corruption & investigations’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, and now At Large Candidate in the 2019 Elections, Mr Julian Willock, has rejected outright, recent claims made by the Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), saying it appears the Minister “is a stranger to the truth.”

August 3rd, 2018
Isabella Morris Primary last in line for repairs—Hon Walwyn

CAPOONS BAY, Tortola, VI - Students attending the Isabella Morris Primary School will have to—in the new school term—resume classes under the tent at Capoons Bay.

August 2nd, 2018
Hon Walwyn blames NDP for being slow to respond to allegations of corruption

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), and Co-Leader Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), has admitted that the party’s ‘old guard’ had ‘dropped the ball,’ in defending itself against the corruption allegations made by several persons, including a former Governor, John S. Duncan OBE, the media, civil society and the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

August 1st, 2018
Deputy Governor’s Office calls for updated Election laws by year end

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With General Elections constitutionally due in 2019, the Deputy Governor’s Office has commenced their preliminary preparations such as updating their staff database, looking to recruit new staff and is also looking to introduce new polling stations but they are also calling for updated Election laws to be enacted by year-end.

August 1st, 2018
Unprofitable operations forced banks off sister islands—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Several banks which operated on Virgin Gorda in the Virgin Islands (VI), were all forced out of operations as a result of ‘unprofitability and a lack of sustainability’ and the current National Democratic Party (NDP), government is still unable to say when the services will return to any of the sister islands.

July 31st, 2018
‘Public Debt’ is now 3 times higher than what’s left in the ‘Reserves’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Democratic Party (NDP) government, is currently running a public debt that is three times more than what is left in the ‘Reserve Fund’ and to make matters worse, Revenue for 2018 is projected to fall below previous years.

July 30th, 2018
VI to review visa requirements for Caribbean nationals—Dr Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has committed to review the visa travel requirements for Caribbean Nationals, desirous of entering the Territory.

July 29th, 2018
Missing, incomplete documents stall Pier Project Forensic Audit—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The promised detailed forensic audit into the Cruise Pier Project—plagued by a more than $40M cost overrun—has been stalled since, “information requested or referred to in the report has not been located or would need to be corroborated by persons no longer connected with the BVIPA (BVI Ports Authority).”



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