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December 10th, 2019
Food stamp rule change could affect hundreds of US Virgin Islanders

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Donald J. Trump administration will soon implement rules meant to tighten work requirements for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programme, known as SNAP or food stamps, which could potentially render hundreds of US Virgin Islanders ineligible for assistance by mid-2020.

December 10th, 2019
This year may have been the last Christmas on De Castro Street!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a few years on DeCastro Street in Road Town, Tortola, the annual cultural showcase currently known as ‘Christmas on DeCastro Street’ is facing a venue shift. The event was formally known as Christmas on Main Street, until it was relocated to DeCastro Street some three years ago.

December 9th, 2019
BVI House Asia hosts VI Christmas Carnival in Hong Kong

WANCHAI, Hong Kong- On the evening of December 5, 2019, BVI House Asia hosted its annual end of year event under the theme “BVI Festival for Christmas,” to celebrate the close of the year and thank the Financial Services Industry for its ongoing support of the [British] Virgin Islands as a jurisdiction.

December 9th, 2019
RTW Group raises $10K for BVI Diabetes Association

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Challenging themselves with the BVI Half Marathon run on Sunday, November 30, 2019, Roadtown Wholesale group of companies, along with 75 participants from the NorthWest Company, managed to raise some $10,000 for the BVI Diabetes Association.

December 9th, 2019
NHI needs policy change to facilitate transplantation – Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A passionate and emotional plea has been made for the National Health Insurance (NHI) policy to be tweaked to incorporate coverage for persons undergoing transplantation, especially in the area of kidney transplantation.

December 9th, 2019
12 days of Xmas to change mindset Pier Park ‘wasn’t for locals’ – CEO Lewis

WICKHAM'S CAY 1, Tortola, VI- Chief Executive Officer at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park (CBRTPP), Mr Vance M. Lewis said the facility’s 12 days of Christmas programme planned for December 13 to 24, 2019 is expected to change the mindset that the park was not built for locals to enjoy.

December 6th, 2019
'Story of the Five Besties'- 11-year-old Chelsea A. E. Simpson pens first book

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When 11-year-old Chelsea A. E. Simpson of Cedar International School launches her illustrated children's book entitled “Story of the Five Besties” on December 12, 2019, it will be the first publication for the young second-generation author.

December 6th, 2019
Off to a good start! Xmas on DeCastro St attracts 50 vendors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- City Manager Janice E. L. Brathwaite-Edwards said the Christmas on DeCastro Street event is off to a good start, with its largest-ever vendor turnout of 50.

December 5th, 2019
USVI Governor wants to legalise marijuana to raise urgently needed funds

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - Governor Albert Bryan Jr believes legalising marijuana for recreational use in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) could provide enough funding to save the Government Employees’ Retirement System (G.E.R.S), the beleaguered, government-run pension plan that is on life support and is projected to collapse in a few years.

December 5th, 2019
Digital technology can be a driver to stimulate VI economy- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaking at the December 3, 2019 opening of the ‘BVI's Digital Economy symposium’ at Maria’s by the Sea, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the Virgin Islands (VI) has an opportunity to use digital currency as an economic driver that can stimulate its economy.

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