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January 16th, 2019
Gov prepares to fork out $20K mtly to clear CGB pump stations

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – The government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is preparing to sign a contract for the pumping out of a number of the 34 ‘pump stations in the Cane Garden Bay, at a cost of $19,920 per month, with K&K Heavy Equipment and Sewerage Disposal Service.

January 16th, 2019
Roads Project contracted out; PWD lacks capacity—Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ministry for Communication and Works, headed by Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool, (R4), has decided to contract out, its road development project and instead focus on ‘patching potholes.’

January 16th, 2019
Ja Gov't ready with Legislation to Reclaim Venezuela Shares In State-Owned Oil Refinery

Jamaica Gleaner

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Amid calls by the parliamentary Opposition for the Government to reconsider its decision, the special legislation being crafted to sanction the decision by the Andrew Holness administration to retake Venezuela's stake in Jamaica's state-owned oil refinery Petrojam is expected to be unveiled in the House of Representatives next week.

January 16th, 2019
Brexit: Theresa May faces confidence vote after huge defeat

BBC News

LONDON, England - Theresa May's government faces a vote of no confidence after MPs rejected the PM's Brexit deal.

January 15th, 2019
May's Brexit plan suffers historic defeat; VI should be concerned

LONDON, United Kingdom – Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister (PM) of the United Kingdom (UK), Theresa M. May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British PM in the democratic era, after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230.

January 15th, 2019
‘Sometimes projects fail; airport expansion killed airline’—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister of Finance, Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), has finally attempted to come clean on the BVI Airways fiasco which cost the Virgin Islands (VI), some $7.2M—money still to be recovered—and has said, it was the expansion of the runway at Beef Island, which caused the company to begin to fold.

January 15th, 2019
Documents missing for Pier Park Project; Audit Report incomplete

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The long awaited Audit report, commissioned by ‘lame-duck’ and outgoing Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), into the Tortola Pier Park Project (TPP), was today Tuesday, January 15, 2019, tabled in the House of Assembly (HoA).

January 15th, 2019
Mike Hirst sets new VI kiteboarding record

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A beautiful morning greeted 11 competitors and delivered champagne sailing throughout the anti-clockwise Nanny Cay Round Tortola race on January 13, 2019, in the Virgin Islands.

January 15th, 2019
Pay attention to safety flags at VI beaches - Captain Bala

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Visitors, owners, managers, operators, skippers and masters of all vessels are asked to adhere to the flag system while visiting beaches throughout the Territory.

January 15th, 2019
Lesmore Smith & Sylvia C. Romney-Moses to run with NDP 2; announcement soon

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI - The breakaway National Democratic Party (NDP) group—now called the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM)—will announce shortly two more Candidates for the upcoming 2019 General Elections.

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