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September 5th, 2018
Are numbers bogus? Vanterpool claims cruise ships to bring in $100M annually by 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The credibility of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is at zero and everything they say, according to critics, must be 'fact-checked' because of their history of deliberate misinformation.

September 5th, 2018
Multiple storms building in Atlantic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Authorities are currently monitoring multiple weather systems developing in the Atlantic Ocean and residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being cautioned to exercise vigilance.

September 4th, 2018
You can only have one leader @ a time—Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), has lashed out at public perception that Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), has surrendered leadership of the country to his National Democratic Party (NDP) successor, Honourable Myron V. Walwn (AL).

September 4th, 2018
Hon Vanterpool struggles to justify $40M overrun on Pier Project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), insists that the $85M spent on the Tortola Pier Park in the Capital City of Road Town, Tortola, represents a good investment and that the perceived overruns in the cost, is due to the inadequate designs originally pursued.

September 4th, 2018
Brits must now see VI Constitutional Reform as important

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The United Kingdom (UK) will have to see Constitutional Reform in the Virgin Islands (VI) as important, if written submissions by residents and belongers, to the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs’ review of future relations with Overseas Territories, are taken seriously.

September 3rd, 2018
Youths trained to collect data in SMART Communities Project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A group of Virgin Islands (VI) teenagers and young adults have received training in the application of a Community Engagement Survey and will become more engaged in data collection in their communities.

September 3rd, 2018
House of Assembly resumes on September 13, 2018; Speech from Throne

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) will meet again on Thursday, September 13, 2018, according to spokesman, Mr Linton V. Leonard.

September 3rd, 2018
RDA Boss $350k package not a Gov’t decision—Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The $350,000 remuneration package for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), was negotiated with the successful candidate, New Zealand native, Mr Paul Bayly, by the entity’s Board of Directors and not the Virgin Islands (VI) Government.

September 3rd, 2018
Miss Yadali Thomas Santos intent on placing in top 5 @ Int'l Pageant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) is yet to place in the international leg of the Miss World pageant since its first participation in 1986, with Miss Anthonia B. Lewis, a fact not lost on 2018 hopeful, Miss Yadali Thomas Santos.

September 3rd, 2018
Economy performing well post hurricanes –Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands' (VI) Chief Legislator with responsibility for its Finances, outgoing Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith (AL), says the Territory is doing well, in its comeback after the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria.



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