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August 18th, 2018
Deputy Governor prorogues HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sittings of the current session of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), have been discontinued, following the official proroguing of the HoA, by way of a Proclamation handed down by Acting Governor, David D. Archer Jr, on August 17, 2018.

August 18th, 2018
Measuring Virgin Islands indebtedness -Part III

Dickson C. Igwe

Accurate statistics, and sound economic metrics, are critical to engineering economic recovery. Accurate knowledge and the appropriate measure of a country’s economy offer policy makers information that drives good governance and social prosperity.

August 17th, 2018
Hon Fahie kicks off consultations for UK/VI review on Jost van Dyke

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Leader, Andrew A. Fahie (R1), kick-starts his Territory-wide consultations, on the sister Island of Jost van Dyke, on Tuesday August 21, 2018, as he engages residents in order to prepare formal submissions to the United Kingdom’s review of its future relationship with its Overseas Territories (OTs).

August 17th, 2018
Hon Fraser Basketball League to resume August 31, 2018

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Officials from the Honourable, Julian Fraser ‘Save the Seed’ National Basketball League, today announced that the ‘League’ has been resumed, having been cancelled last year, due to the two powerful Category-5 Hurricanes, Irma and Maria.

August 17th, 2018
Glaringly dysfunctional VI Gov’t demands elections be held now—Skelton Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The rapid erosion of ‘democracy’ in the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government and unprecedented circumstances facing the Territory—even as one man manipulates his way to more power—demands that General Elections, be held in the Virgin Islands (VI) now, since the current administration can no longer be trusted to remain in power.

August 17th, 2018
Statutory Bodies like Ports Authority needs reining in—Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Nobody does what is expected, they only do what is inspected, and as such Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is pressing for statutory bodies, such as the BVI Ports Authority to be held more accountable by the public.

August 17th, 2018
Be Prepared: Taxis for inspection on Disney’s return—Percival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Territory gears to welcome back ‘Disney’ as one of the leading ‘Cruise Liners’ to visit the Territory, Director of the Taxi and Livery Commission, Mr Dameon Percival, is cautioning taxi operators to be prepared since inspections will be carried out.

August 17th, 2018
This week we feature ‘Young Professional’ Bria A. Smith

By M. Gary Eleazar

A woman of many words and the voice of many, this week we feature ‘Young Professional’ Bria A. Smith—an Information Officer of the Government of the Virgin Islands’ (VI), Department of Information and Public Relations, attached to the Premier’s Office, with a knack for musical theatre.

August 16th, 2018
NGOs funding extends cleanup efforts to sister islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) and the Department of Waste Management (DWM) will expand the debris clearance project to Anegada and Virgin Gorda Monday, August 20, 2018—with funding secured from Unite BVI and The Bitter End Yacht Club.

August 16th, 2018
No transparency in public procurement- Auditor General 2013 Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –In a damning indictment of Government’s procurement process, Auditor General (AG) Sonia M. Webster, in her 2013 Annual Report—laid before the House of Assembly—stated that “the regulations in place for public procurement are insufficient to ensure transparency and value for money is achieved in contract letting.”



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