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February 6th, 2016
NDP paid $500,000 of taxpayers $$ to defunct BVI Airways; another $2M on its way!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has left the treasury empty, as confirmed by the Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith in an answer to a question posed by senior Opposition Member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) on February 4, 2016 and with local vendors owed millions of dollars, the NDP Government has already paid $500,000.00 of taxpayers' money of the $7 Million promised to BVI Airways.

February 5th, 2016
NDP has run the VI broke! From $51M under VIP to $6M under NDP!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The debate as to who left the Virgin Islands broke is now over. The Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, has set the record straight by confirming that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has almost bankrupt the Overseas Territory of about forty thousand residents.

February 5th, 2016
'Freeze all work permits for VG jobs immediately!' – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has called on Government to immediately put a freeze on all work permits for jobs in Virgin Gorda to allow local persons displaced from Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort to find work.

February 4th, 2016
Law firm shuns Hugh E. Darley for fear of Gov't victimisation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Project Coordinator of the Cruise Pier Development Project, Hugh E. Darley has not only confirmed that he has retained legal counsel in the Virgin Islands, but also that the law firm which his company IDEA Inc. had retained backed out of the arrangement citing the fear that it could lose future Government work.

February 4th, 2016
Roadside food vendors assure they are ‘safe’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following a number of complaints received by our newsroom regarding the safety and health concerns stemming from seemingly unsanitary conditions, this news site sought answers from a number of food selling businesses in the Virgin Islands capital of Road Town as to whether they were indeed safe.

February 3rd, 2016
Government subsidising BVI Airways from its own funds – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith confirmed that the Government of the VI will be making its investment of $7 million into BVI Airways from the Government coffers.

February 3rd, 2016
Digicel launches 'This is Love' promotion for Valentine's

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Celebrate your everlasting love this Valentine on the VI’s Bigger, Better data network! Digicel, 'This is Love’ campaign features fantastic deals on a variety of prepaid and post-paid smartphones, free ALL IN plans and exciting prizes all lasting throughout the month of February.

February 3rd, 2016
Skelton-Cline's contract the subject of Cabinet discussions- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) was yesterday February 2, 2016 non-committal regarding the renewing of Claude O. Skelton-Cline’s contract as Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA).

February 2nd, 2016
‘I have not & will not be involved in corruption! – Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said he can sleep well at nights knowing that he has not been involved in any form of corruption whatsoever with regard to the cruise pier development project and demanded proof of same from anyone making such allegations.

February 2nd, 2016
St Thomas, USVI Sugar Bay Resort employees not paid

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — An employee of the Sugar Bay Resort and Spa on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, sent The Consortium a copy of what appears to be a letter from management, notifying workers that their pay would be delayed because of “unforeseen financial difficulties.”

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