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November 26th, 2014
McAlpine ditches NDP on Prospect Reef Dev.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Just about one year after Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith was upbeat about McAlpine’s touted $100ml assured investment for the Prospect Reef Development Project, his head has nodded to say that project is on hold as McAlpine is no longer interested.

November 25th, 2014
Premier breaks silence on bank breaches!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith in breaking Government’s silence on the recent spate of security breaches at Scotiabank BVI and others said that there are plans to introduce legislation to protect account holders from crimes of this very nature.

November 25th, 2014
‘VI Govts not thinking of the future!’ – Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) lambasted both the incumbent National Democratic Party (NDP) and the previous government led by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) for not doing enough to bring into reality an upgraded airport capable of handling long haul flights given the importance of tourism to the Territory.

November 25th, 2014
UPDATE: ‘We’ll refund Scotiabank VI fraud victims!’ – Jennifer O’Leary

GEORGETOWN, Grand Cayman, CI – Scotiabank’s Marketing Manager - Caribbean North, Jennifer O’Leary in a statement to this news site yesterday November 24, 2014 said that if transactions are identified as fraudulent, the debit/credit cards will be blocked, replaced and the customers refunded.

November 25th, 2014
‘Swim with the Dolphins’ hard hit this tourist season - Manager

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – “It’s low, low and next year it’s going to be lower because the Pier is not ready,” said the new manager at Dolphin Discovery in Prospect Reef Mr Emmanuel Gilbert in a recent exclusive interview with this news site when asked about the business this tourist season.

November 22nd, 2014
Free markets & the economics of see & saw

By Dickson Igwe

The following article looks at the free market as a panacea for economic growth, but from two differing perspectives.

November 19th, 2014
De Castro peeved @ change to Xmas promo venue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Businessman and commentator Donald E. De Castro is lashing out at the decision to shift the annual Christmas on Main Street event to De Castro Street between Scotiabank and Bobby’s Supermarket, saying that there was no advance warning of such a decision.

November 19th, 2014
Scotiabank, CIL partner with car dealers for sale

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scotiabank and Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) came together on Saturday November 15, 2014 for a car sale which saw reduced rates for the purchase of brand new vehicles from a number of top auto dealerships in the Territory.

November 19th, 2014
VG Govt. officers call for meeting with Premier

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Following this news site's recent publication of a story highlighting issues of work being taken away from the Virgin Gorda (VG) BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) office, several other persons from other government offices on the Sister Islands have complained to us regarding the same problem.

November 18th, 2014
TAA to the rescue! – Roadside assistance business launched

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – “There is no need for anyone to be complaining that they have been stranded for long times not knowing who to call or where to go should they end up in an emergency with their vehicle because The Tortola Automobile Association (TAA) is the only 24 hour roadside assistance company in Tortola. We are new on the block.”

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