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July 25th, 2019
Motion to be moved for Hons Smith & Malone to get exemptions for Gov’t contracts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the Fifth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) resumes today, Thursday July 25, 2019, at the House Chambers in Road Town, Tortola, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will move motions to protect two of his legislators from having to vacate their elected seats.

July 24th, 2019
Vanterpool acted like an 'enemy of the state' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on all members of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) to publically denounce the actions of Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) following a vicious verbal attack against the Premier and other members of the public and private sectors.

July 23rd, 2019
Gov’t clamping down on work permit for fake jobs- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is assuring that his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government is listening to the voices and cries of the people as they chart a better Virgin Islands (VI) with regards to labour laws.

July 22nd, 2019
Tweaked ‘Fast Track’ initiative resumes July 24, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The controversial, 'Clear path to regularisation: Residency and Belonger Status Programme' aka the ‘Fast Track’ initiative let by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been tweaked and is back on track for its Wednesday, July 24, 2019, relaunch.

July 22nd, 2019
Government discusses Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Best Practices

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The subject of climate adaptation and mitigation financing best practices was discussed when Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States’ Ambassador Mrs Diann Black-Layne met with Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) early last week.

July 20th, 2019
‘Expect more verbal outbursts from Opposition’ – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On the heels of a vicious attack from the a newly sworn-in Fourth District Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool against the Leader of the Virgin Islands (VI) and others in the public and private sector, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the public can expect more attacks as probes into corruption under the former administration continues.

July 19th, 2019
Possible court action over Hon Vanterpool’s ‘defamatory’ outburst

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newly sworn-in Fourth District Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) could see himself being hauled before the courts for ‘defamation’ over some comments he made outside the House of Assembly (HoA) on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

July 18th, 2019
'Character assassination, Total disrespect'- Premier on Vanterpool's crazy rant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) today, July 18, 2019, delivered scolding criticisms to District Four (D4) Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), over a 'slanderous' outburst soon after being sworn into to the House at the Tuesday, July, 16, 2019, Fifth Sitting of the First Session of The Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands.

July 18th, 2019
VIP Gov't scrapping NDP’s 'unfair' $5 Airport Development Fee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In May 2019, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) contributing columnist, Ms Lorna M. George had complained to our newsroom that even as the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) was now at the helm of the Government, citizens were still being forced to pay a confusing and exorbitant tax imposed by the former Administration on domestic travels.

July 17th, 2019
BVIAA syphoned off $5M runway loan to pay salaries – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is dropping bombshell information on the state of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA), calling the agency ‘beyond catastrophic’ in detailing several irregularities at the agency, such as moneys earmarked for development being used instead to pay salaries.

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