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October 12th, 2015
When good people speak & bad leaders refuse to listen

By Alred C. Frett

…And the Baggage of Slavery continues to weigh us down:

There is no doubt the global effects of Slavery remain high and Systemic Discrimination and Injustice within most Societies continue to diminish Human Rights while increasing the undue imprisonment of African Descendants… Meanwhile we are trained to downplay these wrongs by telling ourselves that they will pass with time – They never do and our Children are left to carry burdens we create.

October 12th, 2015
Consumer Protection Bill likely – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Consumer Protection Bill is likely to be considered and eventually brought before the House of Assembly by the National Democratic Party administration (NDP) with a view to protecting the purchasing public as they use their hard-earned dollars in the shops and supermarkets.

October 12th, 2015
'Treasury not frozen!' - Premier Smith assures

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has denied that the Treasury of the Virgin Islands government has been frozen.

October 12th, 2015
'Let's have a building society to help young people own homes' -Richard C. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There is dire need for the establishment of a building society to help young Virgin Islanders to secure their first home as it may be impossible for them to do so otherwise.

October 10th, 2015
‘I don’t support notion that VI is a notorious tax haven’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has slapped down latest suggestions that the Virgin Islands shares a place along with Bermuda and the Cayman islands as the top three ‘notorious’ tax havens in the world.

October 9th, 2015
More $$ needed? Ports project delayed again!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “The delay in the completion of the dock itself is not going to impact significantly on the arrival of ships,” stated Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool on the almost two months delay of the initially set opening date for the cruise pier and land side development at Wickham's Cay I.

October 9th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Rekeema S. Turnbull

By N. Johann Earle

Her name is Rekeema S. Turnbull and at 26 years of age she is the Human Resources and Administrative Manager at CCT Global Communications and our Young Professional for this week.

October 8th, 2015
VI designer Markita Turnbull-Smith invited to Anguilla Fashion Expo 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Such was the excitement at being invited to participate in the Anguilla Fashion Expo 2016 that VIslander Markita Turnbull-Smith was “literally jumping up and down.”

October 8th, 2015
‘Prepare to learn new skills!’ – Dr Robert A. Mathavious

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Dr Robert A. Mathavious, Managing Director/CEO, BVI Financial Services Commission, believes industry practitioners and regulators must adopt and be prepared to learn new skills and to inculcate a culture in which training and improvement are the norm if they are to stave off and eventually reverse the constant beatings they receive in the international press.

October 8th, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: ‘If unfairly treated we have to fight’ – CCT stakeholder Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Key stakeholder in local telecommunications company CCT Global Communications Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool said the company will continue to fight the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) for what he called the unfair demand to give up a portion of a frequency that the company sees as critical to the capacity of its network.

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