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July 31st, 2018
‘Public Debt’ is now 3 times higher than what’s left in the ‘Reserves’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Democratic Party (NDP) government, is currently running a public debt that is three times more than what is left in the ‘Reserve Fund’ and to make matters worse, Revenue for 2018 is projected to fall below previous years.

July 30th, 2018
VI to review visa requirements for Caribbean nationals—Dr Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has committed to review the visa travel requirements for Caribbean Nationals, desirous of entering the Territory.

July 29th, 2018
Missing, incomplete documents stall Pier Project Forensic Audit—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The promised detailed forensic audit into the Cruise Pier Project—plagued by a more than $40M cost overrun—has been stalled since, “information requested or referred to in the report has not been located or would need to be corroborated by persons no longer connected with the BVIPA (BVI Ports Authority).”

July 28th, 2018
Foreign Office Minister Of State Lord Ahmad To Visit VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon will visit the Virgin Islands between July 31, 2018 and August 1, 2018 to discuss hurricane preparedness, and view progress on recovery.

July 28th, 2018
Premier’s UK trip was uninvited; cost taxpayers $43,000

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A recent trip to the United Kingdom (UK) by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) and Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) cost tax payers $43,000.

July 26th, 2018
Governor Jaspert announces investigation into BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Public, social media, the Opposition in Parliament and civil society have all been concerned for the past three years over the BVI Airways deal. In exchange for direct flights between Miami International Airport and Beef Island, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) gave BVI Airways, a company who left the Territory in 2014 saying they were bankrupt and had owed the BVI Airports Authority some $100,000, more funds via a big giveaway.

July 13th, 2018
CARICOM Heads discuss UK ‘public registers’ decision

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The constitutional relationship of the Overseas Territories and the United Kingdom (UK) was addressed by the Leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), during its last Heads of Government Conference, held in neighbouring Jamaica, from July 3 to 7, 2018.

July 11th, 2018
NDP was silent when Governor violated VI constitution-Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaking on July 10, 2018, at the continuation of the House of Assembly, (HoA) the Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3), made clear his position of the state of the Virgin Islands (VI).

June 28th, 2018
PHOTO of Day: The last Supper? Dr. Smith & Hon Skelton on recent Asia trip

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The photo was taken in the days of ‘Kumbaya,’ between Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), and his Health and Social Development Minister, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), both founding members of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

June 28th, 2018
‘We need immigration reform’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Claude O. Skelton-Cline, in his commentary on Tuesday, June 25, 2018—on his show Honestly Speaking—has called for "Comprehensive Immigration Reform."





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