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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.

August 15th, 2018
The hard truth: Whether NDP/VIP all residents want same things—Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As General Elections in the Virgin Islands draws closer, at least one potential At-Large Candidate under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), is calling for the electorate to vote on issues since, “anyone seeking your vote, should tell you how they can make your life better and move you from struggling to eat and pay your bills, to opportunities for prosperity.”

August 14th, 2018
Akeem R. Pickering to be appointed BVI Ports Authority Deputy MD for 1 year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our news desk from a senior National Democratic Party (NDP) Cabinet Official, is that local, Akeem R. Pickering, has been appointed Deputy Managing Director (MD) of the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA), for one-year.

August 14th, 2018
Long lines still haunt Immigration & Labour Departments

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was some eight months ago, following Hurricanes Irma and Maria that the Immigration and Labour Department found itself overwhelmed with long lines—an influx of people (close to four thousand) arriving to help rebuild and others trying to address their status after they lost their jobs.

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