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September 4th, 2019
Death toll in Bahamas rises to 7

NASSAU, Bahamas- At least 7 people were killed when Dorian battered the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane and dozens are still being rescued from floodwaters.

September 4th, 2019
Premier calls out ‘inaccurate’ media reports on PS appointments

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called ‘inaccurate and misleading’ reports from some sections of the media, that he made appointments of Permanent Secretaries in the various government ministries and that those appointments were rejected by Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Augustus J. U. Jaspert.

September 3rd, 2019
VI Officers off to assist hurricane ravaged Bahamas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following statements from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that the Virgin Islands (VI) is committed to helping with the recovery of ‘Dorian Battered’ Bahamas, two public officers from the territory are heading to the island to offer assistance.

September 3rd, 2019
‘National Emergency!’ - Premier plans referendum on UK loan guarantee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Reiterating that any agreement between the United Kingdom (UK) and the Virgin Islands (VI) on concerns with the £300M Loan Guarantee offer must be in ‘Black & White’, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says a local referendum may be on the way should UK/VI negotiations fail.

September 3rd, 2019
7 receive Philanthropic Awards from Miss World BVI Committee

SCRUB ISLAND, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been applauded for willingly taking the baton of Miss World BVI 2019 Premier's Beauty with a Purpose Philanthropic Awards, resulting in seven being awarded this year.

September 3rd, 2019
‘PS stay woke! More in the mortar than the pestle’ - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Permanent Secretaries have been urged to remember that it is the people who they are obligated to serve and not be servants to those who may have an agenda that is not in the best interest of the [British] Virgin Islands.

September 2nd, 2019
Some private sector employees forced to work during Dorian – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser (RA) has lashed out at some sections of the Private Sector for 'forcing' employees to work even as Hurricane Dorian was forecasted to make landfall on sections on the territory last Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

September 2nd, 2019
Governor’s rejection of PSC recommendation on PS an insult to VI- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying his phone has been blowing up since Friday, August 30, 2019 after it was announced that there was a shakeup in Permanent Secretaries of Government, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said he wants the public to know that Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert went against the recommendation of the Public Service Commission (PSC) regarding the appointments.

September 2nd, 2019
Premier Fahie pledges VI support to Bahamas' recovery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following a vicious onslaught from Hurricane Dorian, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has pledged the territory's assistance to the Bahamas on its road to recovery from the record category 5 storm.

August 31st, 2019
Finally! School Shift system ends for 2019/2020 term

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - The ‘shift system’ imposed in schools following the 2017 devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria, and carried forward into the 2018/2019 School-Year will finally come to an end.

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