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August 8th, 2018
Critical Pump Stations never constructed—Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as the Territory braces for the peak of yet another hurricane season, residents are now learning that critical Pump Stations have not been completed and as such several pumps—required to provide a stable water supply—are now gathering dust instead, at the Water and Sewerage Department.

August 8th, 2018
First ever Rotary Int’l President to visit VI in 113 years history

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Rotary International’s President, Barry Rassin—of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas—is heading to the Virgin Islands (VI), for what is being hailed as a ‘historic’ visit, since he is the first Rotary International’s President, to ever visit the VI, in its 113 years of existence.

August 7th, 2018
Sherri Ortiz tipped to head ‘Asia House’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word just reaching our news desk from senior National Democratic Party (NDP) insiders, is that former Executive Director of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) International Finance Centre and a former Deputy Financial Secretary, Ms Sherri Ortiz, is expected to head the Asia House.

August 7th, 2018
Small but a good Parade 2018; usual late start, stalled trucks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite the many residents who said the money could have been better used to fixed schools and help those who are still homeless following the 2017 Hurricanes, the 'August Monday' 2018 Parade, went on as planned and has come to a close.

August 7th, 2018
Smith splurges, sent $10G a month to US as ‘BVI Airways’ debts mounted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Luke Smith, former owner of BVI Airways, reportedly sent $10,000 to the United States of America (USA) for his family each month and splurged on an extravagant lifestyle while in the Virgin Islands (VI), even as his company was experiencing financial difficulties with mounting debt.

August 6th, 2018
Somber reflections as VI observes 2018 Sunrise ‘Emancipation’ Service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Emancipation activities continue across the Territory, as residents observe the annual festivities not just, the glitz and glamour, street tramps and parades but on more somber tones too, such as this morning, August 6, 2018, at the Queen Elizabeth Park, when scores gathered for the traditional ‘Sunrise Service’ held at 7:00 AM.

August 6th, 2018
VI Emancipation: Hon Fahie implores residents to avoid pitfalls of ‘modern slavery’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “As a Territory and as a people, while we celebrate and make our celebration the most meaningful, we must recommit to avoiding the pitfalls of all forms of slavery…We must recommit ourselves to the fullest form of Accountability, Transparency and Good Governance.”

August 6th, 2018
Gov’t attempts to divert insurance claim $$ for other spending

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Monies allocated under a Budget Head are for that purpose but information now coming from the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), is that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, attempted to do otherwise, when a decision was taken to use the $11.3M, received in insurance claims for the Central Administration Complex (CAC), to be used for other projects.

August 5th, 2018
DDM warns of unstable weather conditions across VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being cautioned by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), of possible showers and thunderstorms across the Territory—this as storms increase in intensity as the 2018 hurricane season progresses.

August 4th, 2018
Gov’t extends Customs Duty exemption period

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has announced that the Customs Duty exemption period has been extended until August 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, for two categories of importers.

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