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July 8th, 2020
Cabinet approves penalties for violating COVID-19 measures

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) today, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, approved a range of penalties and fines for both individuals and businesses who violate COVID-19 guidelines meant to prevent the spread of the virus.

July 8th, 2020
Financial & medical status quo 'shall not remain'- Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government- led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1)- motors on with executing their legislative agenda, an act that will challenge the 'status quo' has been amended and passed in the House of Assembly (HoA).

July 8th, 2020
Too many press conferences from unelected Governor- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Saying it is concerning the number of press conferences the current Governor H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert is having, commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has pointed out that previous Governors serving in the Virgin Islands have never injected themselves into public life and politics to the extent of Mr Jaspert.

July 8th, 2020
Cannabis may reduce deadly COVID-19 lung inflammation- Forbes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands seeks to capitalise on the rapidly growing medical marijuana industry with the passing of the Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020, on June 30, 2020, here comes more encouraging news that researches believe Cannabis can reduce deadly COVID-19 lung inflammation.

July 7th, 2020
Gov't has no intention of legalising prostitution, same-sex marriages- Premier

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Amidst concerns from Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) and Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) that the Virgin Islands may become 'Sodom and Gomorrah', through the passage of several controversial legislation, Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has given the assurance that his administration will only push what was in its legislative agenda and nothing else.

July 6th, 2020
'Gov't never limited the church' to 1hr meetings - Hon Fahie

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has shut down claims made by some local pasters that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration, at some time, limited church gatherings to one hour.

July 4th, 2020
NHI has potential to bankrupt the territory- Premier Fahie

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has echoed concerns raised by Minister for Labour, Immigration and Natural Resources, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) that the National Health Insurance (NHI), if not reviewed, has the potential to bankrupt the territory.

July 4th, 2020
UK wants financial protocols upheld but 'will agree to flexibility'- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands, H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert at his June 30, 2020, press conference has indicated that the UK will not be relaxing the Protocols for Effective Financial Management, however, will maintain its position where the Virgin Islands can 'temporarily breach' the protocols to borrow money.

July 4th, 2020
Premier hints @ 'media conspiracy' to discredit VIP Gov't

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has hinted at a conspiracy by some sectors of the VI media to discredit him and the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government as they execute their duties and make legislative changes.

July 3rd, 2020
$40M stimulus grant handed over to VIP Gov’t by SSB

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Just over a month after Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had announced that Social Security Board (SSB) had agreed to assist his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government with $40M as part of the $62.9M Phase 2 Economic Stimulus Plan, the money has been handed over.


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