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June 3rd, 2016
No-case submission made in Brian Penn & wife vs SSB matter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Attorney at Law Patrick Thompson yesterday June 2, 2016 entered a no-case submission in the case of Brian Penn and Harinder Steven-Penn who are faced with multiple charges related to the alleged non-compliance to the statutes of Social Security Board (SSB).

January 28th, 2016
Police called in @ SSB Office as fight breaks out

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the new deadline approaches for persons to register for National Health Insurance, the tension escalated today January 28, 2016 to the point where ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force had to be called in at the Joshua S. Smith Building in Road Town to keep the crowd under control.

October 7th, 2015
'We already pay for Social Security; no need to pay again for NHI' - Winston E. Nibbs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show regular Winston E. Nibbs aka La Fontey spoke up last evening October 6, 2015 in condemnation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) in its current form, saying that persons already make contributions under the Social Security Board and that they should not have to pay again.

July 8th, 2015
Back in SSB money! This time it's $35M for BVIEC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The House of Assembly on Monday July 6, 2015 approved a motion for a loan in the amount of $35 million for the completion of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Phase 5 development programme.

April 16th, 2015
Works Minister denies road works an election gimmick

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) today April 16, 2015 signed an agreement for the controversial loan of $16 million from the Social Security Board (SSB) for the construction of roads in the territory.

April 7th, 2015
Gov't bent on operating without accountability – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior member of the Virgin Islands Party, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the non-transparent manner in which the National Democratic Party (NDP) government intends to spend the $16 million loaned from the Social Security Board (SSB) on the eve of General Elections is of concern to everyone as it demonstrates that the government is bent on operating without accountability.

April 2nd, 2015
Premier Smith hits back @ Hon Fahie's latest SSB loan concerns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has come out swinging against statements that Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie made regarding the lack of transparency surrounding a loan of $16 million sought from the Social Security Board (SSB), specifically the budgeted value of the work and allowances for contingencies.

March 17th, 2015
‘What did SSB say about this project?’ – asked Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Third District and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA wants to know what the Social Security Board (SSB) said to Government when it was approached for funds to finance the construction and rehabilitation of roads.

April 12th, 2014
BVIEC is UMi Battle of the Corps champ

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Last evening the frontage of UMi’s Fashion was nothing but full of life, energy, excitement and a great show as BVI Electricity Corporation and Social Security Board (SSB) battled for the long sought-after title of UMi Battle of the Corps Champion.

January 21st, 2014
Territory does not need leaders with spaghetti backbones - Stoutt

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident has called for strong leadership in the Territory, opining that many of the Territory’s leaders are clueless about what is happening.

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