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July 22nd, 2014
‘It was expedient to move quickly!’ – Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool said that while public tendering was preferred for the cruise pier project, it was not expedient to go that route given the gravity of the prospect of losing cruise lines because of lack of proper facilities.

July 21st, 2014
NDP Media Censor Bill back on HoA agenda for July 22 Sitting!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Media freedom under a National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration continues to be under attack as the Virgin Islands (VI) is on the verge of losing its democratic way of life.

July 21st, 2014
Hon Fraser demands FATCA answers from Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA is demanding answers from Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith on the recently signed intergovernmental agreement between the United States and the Virgin Islands on the United States foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

July 19th, 2014
Internet nightmares and a poor management model

By Dickson Igwe

The following story places the blame for poor customer service in the Virgin Islands telecoms sector, squarely on the shoulders of senior management. It uses a hypothetical organizational model.

OK. There is a cliché which asserts that, "great minds discuss ideas, average minds events, and small minds people.’’ This Old Boy respectfully disagrees with that assertion. Why: because ideas, events, and personality, spring from the human being.

July 19th, 2014
CIL celebrates 2 years since opening VG branch

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – After opening its doors on Virgin Gorda two years ago, Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) yesterday marked the occasion with a customer appreciation event featuring music and food at its Watts Building office, Valley, Virgin Gorda.

July 16th, 2014
Willock defends VINO article; says real issues must not be sidestepped

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Esteemed Julian Willock, Chairman of the Board of Advance Marketing and Professional Services, the parent company of Virgin Islands News Online, has come out in defence of an article which appeared on the popular news site yesterday July 15, 2014 headlined ‘White Expat in! Locals shut out for the TRC post’.

July 15th, 2014
White Expat in! Locals shut out for TRC post!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It is well established that in Corporate Virgin Islands locals along with their Caribbean brothers and sisters are locked out from top positions and are left doing for the most part low level and marginal paying jobs.

July 13th, 2014
Only big name firms getting contracts – Purcell resident

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Frustrations were obviously high among residents who turned up at the ‘On the Road with Premier and His Ministers’ community meeting held on Thursday July 10, 2014 as among the many issues vented by residents is the lack of income opportunities for small contractors.

July 12th, 2014
$35m not enough; project could cost up to $70m – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Hon Andrew A. Fahie believes that the Cruise Pier Development Project could escalate to about $70 million dollars by the time the land-side development and other aspects of it come to an end and does not feel the $35 million received by Government is nearly enough.

July 12th, 2014
‘Flax Craft’ fine jewellery store reopens after 28 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sitting between the doors of the BVI Tourist Board Offices is one of the newest fine jewellery stores in the Virgin Islands ‘Flax Craft’. Though they may be seen as new to some, others would recall them thriving in the business since the early 1970’s.

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