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May 26th, 2020
'Curfew impeding local businesses'- Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been busy at the wheels steering the Territory through unchartered waters in this global coronavirus pandemic, the Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has been taking the opportunity to throw his punches.

May 26th, 2020
HoA meets Thurs. May 28, 2020; Long awaited BVI Airways report to be laid

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands has announced it will convene its next Sitting on Thursday, May 28, 2020.

May 25th, 2020
Gov't ministers, students hold productive online discussion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Using the Zoom meeting platform, Government Ministers and students across various educational levels in the Virgin Islands (VI) completed the second in a series of online sessions to engage youths about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its challenges on education.

May 25th, 2020
‘I don’t understand the reluctance to touch the reserves’- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition Member, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has said he does not understand the reluctance of the Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led administration to touch the Reserve Fund and create a COVID-19 economic package.

May 24th, 2020
‘Conditions reveal a recipe for an active Atlantic Hurricane Season’- NOAA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even as the Virgin Islands grapple with the global Coronavirus pandemic it now has to contend with the fact that the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts on June 1, 2020 and is predicted to be a very active one.

May 23rd, 2020
Governor denies accusations of painting Premier in 'negative light'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert has denied accusations of painting the Premier, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a 'negative light' during the question and answer segment of his latest press conference on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

May 22nd, 2020
Premier requests ‘full report’ into 'departure' of Ex-Tourism Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the controversial early send-off of Mrs Sharon P. Flax-Brutus as the Director of the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB), six months before her intended date of departure, Premier and Minister with the portfolio for Tourism, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said he has requested a ‘full report’ from the Tourist Board on the matter.

May 22nd, 2020
St Kitts & Nevis PM Harris praises VI Premier Fahie for COVID-19 leadership!

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Regional powerhouse leader and Prime Minister of the Federation of St Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis, Dr the Honourable Timothy S. Harris, who is the former Chairman of the Caribbean Community, has lauded the local Premier, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), for his excellent work and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 22nd, 2020
'These are not the times when only the Governor went to college'- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has reiterated calls for the UK to define and revisit its conditions surrounding the Protocols for Effective Financial Management in the Virgin Islands (VI) so that the Territory can move ahead with borrowing money from its reserves and create a sound COVID-19 economic stimulus package.

May 21st, 2020
Gov't testing spate of home deaths for COVID-19- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With a spate of at-home deaths plaguing the Virgin Islands in the past few weeks, Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says the government has been conducting postmortem testing for COIVD-19, to determine if those deaths were as a result of the Novel Coronavirus.

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