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September 10th, 2019
Premier Fahie off to UK to seek ‘common ground’ on Loan Guarantee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “I want to assure all stakeholders that the Government of the Virgin Islands will be traveling to the UK with an open mind, and aiming to find common ground and to chart a course that is in the best interest of the generations of Virgin Islanders – now, tomorrow and in the further future.”

September 10th, 2019
Haycraft deflects the praises for new Enis Adams Primary School building

MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI- 2 years and 3 days since Hurricane Irma destroyed the Enis Adams Primary School building at Meyers Estate on Tortola, a much larger and stronger building was commissioned and handed over to the Government of the Virgin Islands, compliments of astute businessman and founder and former majority owner of Road Town Wholesale Ltd, Mr Peter Haycraft.

September 9th, 2019
VI on forefront of regional resilience planning

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – The Virgin Islands shared its response to the challenges of planning for sustainable development as a multi-island state in recovery at the Economic Commission of Latin America’s (ECLAC) 17th meeting of the Regional Council on Planning for resilience in Montevideo, Uruguay from August 29 to 30, 2019.

September 9th, 2019
‘The days of bullying are gone’- Premier to UK Gov't

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in his contention to re-negotiate stipulations surrounding the United Kingdom (UK) Loan Guarantee has reaffirmed that no agreement will be signed unless certain amendments are made.

September 6th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional D’Andre R. A. Young

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Quitting a job to focus on business is not surprising but is often a drastic step many entrepreneurs take on their path to success. This week’s Young Professional, D’Andre R. A. Young, already understands the need for sacrifice to succeed, even as technology is making it easier for youths to turn their digital skills into viable businesses.

September 5th, 2019
'The time is now to push' for Constitutional Review- Premier Fahie

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola VI - The long-overdue Virgin Islands (VI) constitutional review will finally be given precedence and Government will be taking input from citizens of the Virgin Islands (VI) via public consultations on the away forward, according to Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

September 5th, 2019
‘Shocking & Untrue’ - Premier fires back @ UK’s Ben Merrick

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I wouldn’t stoop to their level,” the words of Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in response to Director of British Overseas Territories, Ben Merrick's September 2, 2019 letter stating amongst other claims, that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government since taking office in February 2019, has caused engagements between the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United Kingdom (UK) to weaken.

September 3rd, 2019
Work Permit Exemption approvals no longer indefinite

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public is informed of the revised Work Permit Exemption policy categories and fees that apply to them respectively.

September 3rd, 2019
‘National Emergency!’ - Premier plans referendum on UK loan guarantee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Reiterating that any agreement between the United Kingdom (UK) and the Virgin Islands (VI) on concerns with the £300M Loan Guarantee offer must be in ‘Black & White’, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says a local referendum may be on the way should UK/VI negotiations fail.

September 1st, 2019
Banking facility to be restored on VG in October

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Originally scheduled for an August 2019 opening, residents and other persons on Virgin Gorda will have to wait until October of 2019, for access to much needed banking facilities via Banco Popular, following some setbacks.

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