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May 17th, 2019
'Fast Track Initiative' causing division, but Premier is right – Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the debate over immigration reform in the Virgin Islands (VI) continues, it appears that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ‘Fast Track Initiative’ led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is creating some amount of rift over whether the move by the administration to regularise expats living and working in the Virgin Islands for 15 years and more should be priority at this time.

May 17th, 2019
Protestors seek to have Mark H. Vanterpool sworn in to HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A group of protesters have shown up at the House of Assembly (HoA) requesting that Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool be sworn in as a Member of the HoA today, May 17, 2019.

May 17th, 2019
Motor scooter rider injured in accident on Fort Hill

FORT HILL, Tortola, VI- A young man suffered a broken leg, among other injuries, when the motor scooter he was riding became involved in an accident on Fort Hill, Tortola yesterday, May 16, 2019.

May 17th, 2019
Illness stricken educator raising funds for school children

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Virgin Islander and Educator, Ms Cleopatria A. King-Defreitas aka ‘Cleo’ has a remarkable story of survival after 19 surgeries, which included 15 abdominal and 4 brain surgeries, plus a minor stroke with relapses.

May 16th, 2019
Premier asked to divulge personal security details @ May 17, 2019 HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will be asked to release the full details surrounding the hiring of bodyguards and his personal security into the public domain, even as he has been facing assassination threats since becoming Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 16th, 2019
Should Attorney General be 'From Here?' - Dr Pickering says it's debatable

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering says the post of Attorney General (AG) in the Virgin Islands (VI) being only applicable to Belongers and ‘from here’ citizens should be a matter up for debate moving forward when the territory decides to take on another constitutional review.

May 16th, 2019
'Work for a short time & leave' – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A former Chief Immigration Officer has suggested that a process of allowing persons to work in the Virgin Islands (VI) for a short period and then be made to leave the Territory be implemented.

May 16th, 2019
Frett-Gregory & Gittens overthrown in USVI senate reorganisation

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Senator Kenneth L. Gittens, who served only four months as president of the 33rd Legislature, and Senator Donna Frett-Gregory, who was the Committee on Finance chair, were both overthrown on Wednesday May 15, 2019 in a reorganization of the Senate Majority, The Consortium can confirm.

May 16th, 2019
Hon de Castro discusses outsourcing business opportunities in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Hon Sharie B. Y. de Castro (AL), in her portfolio as Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, during the period May 7-10, 2019 attended the ‘Outsource to the Caribbean Conference’ (OCC) in Curaçao where the VI is looking to capitalise on the outsourcing business sector.

May 15th, 2019
‘You have gotten my attention for amendments’- Premier Fahie

WICKHAM'S CAY 1, Tortola, VI - As the fast track Residency and Belonger status regularisation programme continues to face opposition from some Virgin Islanders, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) today, May 15, 2019 met a group of such persons to hear their concerns with a view to responding and to ultimately acting on them as necessary.

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