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August 19th, 2018
New procedure for processing Executive Work Permits

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands’ (VI) Labour Department, has announced that a new procedure to process ‘Executive Work Permits’ will take effect from Monday, September 3, 2018.

August 18th, 2018
‘Loop-holes’ see Ministers diverting funds to districts—AG Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Auditor General, Ms Sonia M. Webster, has uncovered a number of glaring ‘loop-holes’ which give the perception, Ministers divert funds intended for investment in the Territory, to instead be used in their electoral districts.

August 17th, 2018
Hon Fahie kicks off consultations for UK/VI review on Jost van Dyke

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Leader, Andrew A. Fahie (R1), kick-starts his Territory-wide consultations, on the sister Island of Jost van Dyke, on Tuesday August 21, 2018, as he engages residents in order to prepare formal submissions to the United Kingdom’s review of its future relationship with its Overseas Territories (OTs).

August 17th, 2018
Statutory Bodies like Ports Authority needs reining in—Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Nobody does what is expected, they only do what is inspected, and as such Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is pressing for statutory bodies, such as the BVI Ports Authority to be held more accountable by the public.

August 17th, 2018
Be Prepared: Taxis for inspection on Disney’s return—Percival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Territory gears to welcome back ‘Disney’ as one of the leading ‘Cruise Liners’ to visit the Territory, Director of the Taxi and Livery Commission, Mr Dameon Percival, is cautioning taxi operators to be prepared since inspections will be carried out.

August 16th, 2018
NDP using tax dollars for ‘campaign financing’—Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government is being accused of using tax dollars to ‘subtly’ fund its elections campaign.

August 16th, 2018
Governor & Deputy should be elected by VI residents—Rajah A. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Prominent Virgin Islander Rajah A. Smith, is the latest to lend his voice to the growing debate in the Virgin Islands (VI) with regards, ‘Independence, Self-Determination’ and the general management of the affairs of the Territory by the United Kingdom (UK).

August 16th, 2018
Premier ignores VI residents & will submit Govt’s unilateral views to UK review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to the Territory-wide consultations, organised by the Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith, (AL) has confirmed that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government will now, ‘unilaterally’ respond to the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament’s request, regarding the formal review of future relations with its Overseas Territories (OTs).

August 15th, 2018
NDP ‘drops ball’ on UK/VI relations review-Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has thoroughly lambasted the government of the Virgin Islands (VI), over its failure to act and engage the people of the Territory, in light of the United Kingdom’s (UK) decision to formally open a review into its future relations with its Overseas Territories (OTs)—including the VI.

August 15th, 2018
Gov’t collection system insufficient-Auditor General 2013 Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Auditor General (AG), Sonia M. Webster, in her 2013 Audit Report—laid before the House of Assembly (HoA) some weeks ago—has unearthed many troubling issues.

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