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February 8th, 2016
Not broke but taxes/fees to increase

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Delivering the 2016 national budget in the House of Assembly today Monday February 8, 2016, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said the funds that the Government has expended to execute a number of projects in the territory have been significant and are monies well spent.

February 8th, 2016
Ton for Williams as RTW crush Island Boys in LIME Superfast League

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI -Action got underway in the LIME Superfast T20 League on Sunday February 7, 2016 at Greenland Playing Field, with RTW beating the Island Boys by 8 wickets in Division One and the Vikings holding their nerve to beat the Royal Knights by 4 wickets in the Premier Division.

February 8th, 2016
$331M Budget! Higher taxes announced with claim that country not broke!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sounding again like he was on the campaign trail, the Virgin Islands’ Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has announced a 2016 Appropriation Act of approximately Three Hundred and Thirty Million, Eight Hundred and Forty Six Thousand Five hundred United States Dollars ($330,846,500.00) of both protected revenue and expenditure.

February 8th, 2016
Alarming? $92,500.00 brand new Cadillac Escalade purchased for Premier!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While no one who is fair and objective will disagree that the Virgin Islands’ Head of Government, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith, ought to be driven in a state-owned vehicle, and security provided, as is the practice through-out the world or for that matter any Premier, residents are alarmed that in this hard economic time a new SUV was purchased for Dr Smith at such cost.

February 8th, 2016
NFL fans across the VI witness Broncos win Superbowl 50

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Denver Broncos rode to victory over the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super bowl 50 last night February 7, 2016, fans of the game in the Virgin Islands were yet again blown away not only by the on field action but also the big money supersized commercials which totalled over $300 million this year, and by a killer halftime show by megastar diva Beyoncé.

February 7th, 2016
VI’s oldest citizen Robelteen Smith passes at age 107

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands has lost its oldest citizen, Robelteen Smith, who passed away at the grand old age of 107 on Thursday February 4, 2016.

February 7th, 2016
$1M plus spent for Elmore Stoutt High School ‘Wall’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With many schools without basic teaching aids, and others without basic resources such as toilet paper, water and classroom space, the Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn spent One Million and Seventy-eight Thousand Dollars ($1, 078,000.00) on the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) perimeter fence.

February 7th, 2016
UPDATE: Pumped Up Kicks takes feature race @ Clinton E. Phipps Park in USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Reports just out of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands are that Pumped Up Kicks took the feature race of the 5-race card held at the Clinton E. Phipps race track today, February 7, 2016.

February 7th, 2016
St Croix native Juwan Thompson playing in Super Bowl 50

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI — For the second time in three years, the Denver Broncos are playing in the final game of the season, this time against the Carolina Panthers, as they try to bring home a Super Bowl win.

February 7th, 2016
Promises fulfilled; D2 moving forward – Hon Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull believes his first six months in office saw many of the promises made during the political campaigns realised.

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