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January 5th, 2021
Antoinette Skelton Out! Jeanette Scatliffe-Boynes In! as Ag Director of SSB

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mrs Antoinette Skelton, now 69 years of age, who first joined the BVI Social Security Board in 1982 as Deputy Director and became its Director in 1990, has gone on pre-retirement leave.

January 4th, 2021
$200K in prizes for singing competitions @ 2021 Emancipation Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local artistes who may have complained that their art is not valued may be singing another tune, with the announcement by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that $200,000 will be made available as prize monies for the various singing competitions in the 2021 Emancipation Festival in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 4th, 2021
27 hurricane-damaged homes repaired, 265 approved for grants- Hon Malone

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) is reporting that repairs to nearly 30 homes have been completed under the government’s Housing Recovery Programme, while hundreds have been approved for grant aid.

January 2nd, 2021
Will investors allow a banking collapse?

By Dickson C. Igwe

Now, one would have thought that after the banking crash of 2008, banks would have learned the bitter lessons of that time, never to be repeated. That was not the case.

January 2nd, 2021
Henry O. Creque hired as energy consultant to Premier’s office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Deputy General Manager of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) and owner of Creque’s Engineering Services, Mr Henry O. Creque has been hired as a consultant to the Premier’s Office, advising on the territory’s energy plans.

January 1st, 2021
‘VI’s economic diversification cannot be postponed’- Premier’s 2021 Message

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As part of his 2021 New Year’s Message, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded the Virgin Islands (VI) of the importance of diversifying its economy.

January 1st, 2021
BREXIT impacts on VI trade & travel starts Jan 1, 2021- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has warned of the implications of BREXIT on the territory, which takes effect from today January 1, 2021.

December 30th, 2020
A new year for another chance to build back better

Alred C. Frett

Will Someone Please Explain What Happens Next?

We ask what will Tomorrow bring only to find that no one has the answer and the best we can do, is prepare as best we can, knowing all we have in common is Time – Our Fears and Dreams may differ but your Second is my Second and your Decade is my Decade so, whether we are here or not, this year shall pass and whether we are there or not, the next year shall come.

December 27th, 2020
Tourist influx account for largest share of all holiday arrivals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that some 2,315 persons came to the territory since the December 1, 2020, re-opening of VI’s borders, the single largest share being tourists.

December 26th, 2020
Branson’s Necker & Moskito Island retreats opened for business

NECKER ISLAND, VI - British Billionaire Richard C. Branson’s two private islands in the Virgin Islands, has seen fires, hurricanes and the global pandemic put a halt on business, however, driven by his personal passion, Necker & Moskito Islands have returned better than ever, and are now open for bookings in December 2020.


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