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March 30th, 2018
Trinidad blanks support for Dominica at OAS meeting

WASHINGTON, United States— Trinidad and Tobago has blanked support for hurricane-ravaged Dominica that was seeking to get a waiver on its assessed quota contribution to the Organization of American States (OAS) for the 2018-2019 period.

March 30th, 2018
'There is an appetite in some places to privatise some services' - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Since the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, the public servants have been on edge wondering if they will be laid off as Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, was flip-flopping on whether job cuts will or will not be made.

March 29th, 2018
Julian Willock calls for new look @ representation of sister islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the political candidates who have emerged as a strong advocate for the voiceless has told the public that the sister islands of Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke and Anegada are been ignored.

March 29th, 2018
‘Too many lies from Premier Smith’- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After many legislators, including Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), had initially opposed the Bill ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018’ but then voted ‘yes’ to the bill following amendments, many wondered why Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA held his initial position and voted ‘no’.

March 29th, 2018
Preventing the destruction of our country

Alred C. Frett

Government to enforce Insurance Obligations but what about the others?

For more than half a year we have argued that Government should ensure Insurance Companies meet their obligations to Clients and we are finally hearing of steps being taken in that direction… That would be good but it still leaves the Price Gouging and Unfair Practices that have been perpetrated by Landlords and Suppliers on Hurricane Victims or just about every VI Resident.

March 28th, 2018
Edwin A. George: Virgin Gorda businessman, pioneer & patriot dies

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Friends, family, government officials and ordinary residents were in shock today March 28, 2018 to learn of the passing of Virgin Gorda businessman, father, grandfather and pioneer, Edwin Allen George aka ‘Speedy.’

March 28th, 2018
'I made the decision to vote NO based on principle'- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It came as a surprise to many yesterday, March 27, 2018 in the House of Assembly when Second District Representative and Backbencher Hon Melvin M. Turnbull stood as the lone member of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to vote against the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Bill.

March 28th, 2018
I am awake! Premier Smith fires back @ Opposition Leader for ‘claiming victory’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The usually quiet and seemingly sleeping and clueless Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), who has been struggling to hold his National Democratic Party (NDP) Government together, seems to have been given a shot of energy and courage with the passing of the controversial Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018 in the House of Assembly yesterday, March 27, 2018.

March 28th, 2018
The Premier caved; Provided essential documents- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said he voted in favour of the Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018’ as his primary concern with the Bill was addressed in Committee Stage.

March 27th, 2018
Premier a winner! 10-2 in favour of controversial recovery agency Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was always expected, despite the many concerns and objections from legislators before and during the debates, that the Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018 was going to be passed in the House of Assembly with amendments.

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