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January 20th, 2018
Grant for small businesses is a 'jump start' - Karia J. Christopher

ROAD TOWN Tortola VI - "This grant is not seen as a replacement for the business sales. We don't expect that the funds enclosed in this envelope would be able to get you exactly where you have been," said Director of Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs Mrs Karia J. Christopher.

January 20th, 2018
Irma, Austerity & Strategic Planning- Part A

Dickson Igwe

Great strategic economic planning, specific to a country’s customs, traditions, and culture, is good for everyone: citizens, employees, employers, businessmen and women, investors, and governments.

January 19th, 2018
TB Lettsome Airport will be placed in hands of private investors- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport at Beef Island could be placed in the hands of private investors as the National Democratic Party (NDP) seeks to forge ahead with the controversial project despite challenges to it.

January 19th, 2018
New privately owned asphalt plant arrives in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the day has not had a working asphalt plant for paving of roads for well over three years. The one they purchased under the current Government, with Chinese specifications, broke down and still has not been repaired.

January 18th, 2018
DDM under fire for no ‘sirens warning system’ during Tsunami alert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on January 10, 2018 that the Government run Department of Disaster Management (DDM) issued via social media and a press release a Tsunami warning for the Territory, following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred north of Honduras.

January 16th, 2018
2017 hurricane aid distribution to be investigated!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents, non-governmental organisations and the media have been overwhelmed with allegations that the aid coming to the Virgin Islands (VI) following the two devastating hurricanes, Irma and Maria, that destroyed the islands in September of 2017 had transparent distribution issues.

January 16th, 2018
'Perhaps there is victimisation' in Gov't- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is a fact that many bright minds have ideas on how the country could be run effectively but prefer to stay silent rather than being victimised or labelled negative, something which has been promoted by the National Democratic Party (NDP) regime, who even tried to shut down one of its own party members in the House of Assembly (HoA) late last year after he spoke up against his district being neglected since the hurricanes of September 2017.

January 16th, 2018
141 businesses receive grants from Trade Department since hurricanes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “We are pleased to report that we have distributed a first cohort for the grant programme, which is free money. To date, 141 recipients have received funding from the Government of the Virgin Islands — as much as $10,000,” said Director of the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs, Mrs Karia J. Christopher.

January 16th, 2018
Willock proposes Citizen by Investment; Lottery as possible revenue streams

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A young businessman and former senior civil servant has criticised the post hurricanes recovery plan recently released by the National Democratic Party (NDP) for lacking what he terms a critical component- bold new revenue initiatives- but has also come forward with bold solutions to fill that void.

January 15th, 2018
Trump will be approached to invest in VI economy – Dr Kilari A. Paul

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the world’s most influential preachers, Dr Kilari Anand Paul, advisor to presidents and world leaders, has said he will be approaching President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump as part of his mission to influence world leaders and persons in other powerful positions and those with money to invest in the economy of the Virgin Islands (UK).

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