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April 18th, 2018
NDP rejected local aviation investor for foreign, $7.2M down the drain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many local and indigenous residents continue to claim that the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) does not treat local residents fairly.

April 17th, 2018
Still no mail box services on Tortola 7 months later

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Some seven months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed the Virgin Islands (VI) with its powerful category 5 winds and rain, things are still not back to normal with some government operations and services.

April 17th, 2018
Gov Jaspert signs controversial Bill to create alternative Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was a heated two days of debate late last month that further placed a wedge in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) led by 73-year-old Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

April 16th, 2018
UPDATE: Fireman & Tenant hospitalised following R & R Complex fire

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI - The fire that engulfed the R & R Malone Complex on Saturday, April 14, 2018, was serious.

April 16th, 2018
Non-Virgin Islander tipped by NDP to head London Office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the ousting by the Government of the day of the Virgin Islands Ambassador to London and the European Union, Mr E. Benito Wheatley, by failing to renew his contract, senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources have told our newsroom that the Dr D. Orlando Smith led Administration is for the first time considering placing a non-national to the London office post.

April 16th, 2018
2 day Debate of 2018 Budget starts April 26 to 27, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After about two weeks of the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) of the whole House of Assembly (HoA) that wrapped up late last week, Parliamentarians are ready to debate the 2018 Appropriation Bill.

April 9th, 2018
Hon Marlon A. Penn blames poor internet on liberalisation of telecoms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands was ranked by a British report last year as having one of the worst and most expensive internet services on earth.

April 4th, 2018
Leaked letters show pressure from FCO for independent Recovery Agency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While some backbenchers, residents and civil society are not sure what is in the amended Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Bill 2018, letters unearthed from senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources show pressure from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) over the Bill.

April 3rd, 2018
Bajans protest privitisation of beaches

BARBADOS TODAY

Scores of people came out Saturday afternoon, March 31, 2018, in protest against the privatisation of beaches. Leading the protesters with his famous song Jack was cultural ambassador and seasoned calypsonian Anthony Carter ‘aka’ The Mighty Gabby, who has publicly aired his views on the row between the Crane Beach vendors and the management of the resort.

March 31st, 2018
Borrow for boom or bust?

Dickson Igwe

The recent ten to two vote in the Virgin Islands Legislature allowing for the establishment of the Disaster Recover Agency, is a vote for transparent, accountable, equitable, measured and well audited governance.

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