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May 25th, 2019
‘Fast Track’ initiative wasn’t rushed – Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ‘Fast track’ immigration initiative currently a hot topic amongst both locals and immigrants, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (AL) says immigration will continue to top the conversation agenda as long as the Territory remains a viable destination to live, work, travel and invest.

May 24th, 2019
‘Don’t overcrowd the Territory’ – Pastor George urges Premier

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – With the people of the territory, including immigrants, now getting an opportunity to voice their concerns regarding the Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP), ‘Clear path to regularization: Residency and Belonger Status Programme’, Man of the Cloth Pastor Gregory George is urging Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to not overcrowd the Virgin Islands (VI) in his bid to regularise foreigners.

May 24th, 2019
‘Fast Track' initiative postponed indefinitely - Premier Fahie

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – As the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government continues to hold consultations across to territory for feedback on the controversial ‘Fast Track Initiative’ seeking to regularise undocumented immigrants, the Premier last evening May 23, 2019, announced that the initiative has been postponed indefinitely.

May 24th, 2019
Opposition under fire for silence on ‘Fast Track' initiative

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Opposition Members of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) came under fire for their silence over not making their constituents aware that the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration had planned to grant residency and Belonger status to unregulated immigrants by the end of June 2019.

May 23rd, 2019
Premier Fahie addresses hundreds of tourism investors in Miami

MIAMI, Florida, USA - As the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government continues its aggressive push towards improving the territory’s tourism sector, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) attended the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS), in Miami Florida.

May 23rd, 2019
Wrong cannot conquer right

Lorna M. George

When I graduated in 1984 and returned to Peebles Hospital to work, my stay there only lasted four months. As a result of my Christian values and my love for people I could not get involved in the wrong things I saw happening there. I refused to do what they wanted me to do. No one can make me do what is wrong. If my conscience condemns me I am not going to do it. I abhor wrong.

May 23rd, 2019
‘Born your children them here’ – Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Since its announcement, the Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP) ‘Fast Track Initiative’ rolled out by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been sparking an ongoing immigration debate over the need to protect the rights of indigenous Virgin Islanders while regularising immigrants who now call the Virgin Islands (VI) home.

May 22nd, 2019
‘Gov’t might have hidden agenda’ - Picko Moff on Fast Track Initiative

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – ‘Why the rush?’ continues to be the persistent question surrounding the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ‘Fast Track Initiative’ announced by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over the urgent need to grant Residency and Belonger status to persons residing in the territory fifteen years and more.

May 22nd, 2019
'Trust companies forcing out VIslanders' – Gloria A. Fahie

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - Trust companies in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been accused of raising their bars above the heads of locals, paving the way for an influx of non-Caribbean persons to flood that industry.

May 21st, 2019
‘No info removed from gov’t drives’ - Dr Smith on BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Premier, Dr D. Orlando Smith has lashed back at current Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over claims he made at the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) that files on the botched $7.2M BVI Airways deal have either been deleted or have gone completely missing from both the Ministry and at the Premier’s office and which has prompted an investigation.

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