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March 11th, 2019
Prospect Reef abandoned, a symbol of NDP failure

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was in July 2017, that former Premier, Dr D. Orlando Smith, at a press conference, announced an agreement to re-developed Prospect Reef Resort.

March 10th, 2019
UK Gov’t support of OTs welcoming - E. Benito Wheatley

WESTMINSTER, London, UK – Even with mounting pressure from the United Kingdom (UK) to regulate British Overseas Territories (OT’s) in areas like removing belongership status, legalising same-sex marriages and implementing the public beneficial ownership registries, former UK Representative for the Virgin Islands, E. Benito Wheatley says it is welcoming that the UK Government remains committed to the recovery of Caribbean OTs.

March 9th, 2019
VI women ‘pigeonholed’ in work environment - Sharon P. Flax-Brutus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the world observed International Women’s Day, Director of Tourism, Mrs Sharon P. Flax-Brutus says women in the Virgin Islands (VI) still face severe challenges and are being marginalised in the professional environment even as progress has been made to demolish the glass ceiling both regionally and internationally.

March 9th, 2019
OT & an unsustainable Brexit

By Dickson C. Igwe

In the long run, Brexit is unsustainable. But Brexit will impact Overseas Territories (OTs) of Great Britain in the Caribbean.

March 7th, 2019
“Our people must come first” – Premier Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance and Tourism Honourable, Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has announced a plethora of initiatives aimed at fulfilling his campaign promises of providing 1000 jobs for persons and to raise the economic standing of the Territory.

March 3rd, 2019
NDP increased Airport fees before leaving Office

BEEF ISLAND, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP1) Government days before being ousted from Office approved an Order that would see the controversial development works at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island, being financed in part by all passengers (including visitors and tourists) travelling in or out of the Virgin Islands (VI).

March 2nd, 2019
Public Registers: Premier Fahie warns Territory of worrying development

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Days after taking Office, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has been met with an international conundrum regarding the decision by the United Kingdom (UK) to have the Virgin Islands (VI) implement Pubic Registers of Beneficial Ownership.

February 27th, 2019
Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles – VG’s first Female Legislator

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Described as a “Red Letter” night in the Virgin Island (VI), the results of the 2019 General Election that saw the people voting for change with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), also recorded some firsts, of the 8 elected from the VIP’s 2019 slate, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) became the first female legislator from the sister island of Virgin Gorda (VG).

February 21st, 2019
UK Report: OTs should remove belongership status, legalise same-sex marriage

LONDON, United Kingdom - A United Kingdom (UK) parliamentary committee report is calling on the Theresa May-led administration to set a date for all Overseas Territories (OTs) to remove belongership status, legalise same-sex marriages and implement the public beneficial ownership registries.

February 21st, 2019
Agriculture and fishing can boost VI economy – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of Progressives United (PU), Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) says that under a PU government in to Virgin Islands (VI) the group will aggressively peruse agriculture as a means of lowering import bills and creating new revenue streams for the territory, which is badly needed at this time.

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