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December 18th, 2018
Trade Dept pushing “shop local” initiative for VI businesses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Business owners are being encouraged to participate in an upcoming workshop and trade show being organised by the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs to be held on Friday, December 21, 2018.

December 17th, 2018
AG stands 100% by Wall report; Calls Walwyn dangerous!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a bombshell press release issued this afternoon, Monday, December 17, 2018, by the Auditor General (AG), Ms Sonia M. Webster, she sought to defend her office and the report on the small wall around the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), by standing 100% behind the findings.

December 16th, 2018
NDP to hold public consultations on Consumer Protection Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has announced the proposed draft of the Consumer Protection Act, 2018, and will be undertaking a series of public consultation meetings for which further information will be forthcoming.

December 15th, 2018
The Caribbean's Economic Dilemma part B

By Dickson C. Igwe

Self-sufficient economies are good for national security, national health, and economic growth: non-self-sufficient economies are slave economies, dependent on foreign powers, for their existence.

December 14th, 2018
'I can confirm I have the wall report’- CoP Michael B. Mathews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaking exclusively to Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), this afternoon, Friday, December 14, 2018, Police Commissioner Michael B. Mathews confirmed that in his possession is the Auditor General’s (AG) Report—received from Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’—on the small wall constructed by Education and Culture Minister, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) around the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS).

December 13th, 2018
PVIM wants 'watchdog' for AG’s office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The government's financial watchdog, the office of the Auditor General (AG)—headed by Ms Sonia M. Webster—is said to be lacking in the effective execution of its duties, hence the reason for the wasteful spending of taxpayers’ monies.

December 12th, 2018
RDA CEO Paul D. Bayly dodges questions on $350K Super Salary

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - On the latest episode of ‘Honestly Speaking’ with host Claude O. Skelton-Cline, Expat and CEO of The Recovery & Development Agency (RDA), Mr Paul D. Bayly—a native of New Zealand and a former Permanent Secretary of Fiji—revealed that a whopping 40% of RDA staff in the Virgin Islands (VI) were sourced internationally.

December 8th, 2018
The Caribbean’s Economic Dilemma part A

By Dickson C. Iqwe

Most Caribbean countries, including the Virgin Islands, possess three economic idiosyncrasies- that lock West Indian jurisdictions into perpetual developing status, and the threat of systemic poverty.

December 6th, 2018
‘Irma Diaries’ brings perspective to Climate Change for Asian Business Leaders

BANGKOK, Thailand, - The Irma Diaries and its message of the dangers of Climate Change, was presented with a ‘human perspective’ on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, to members of the Task Force on Green Business of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

December 5th, 2018
Zoe J. Walcott talks experience, challenges at Mrs Globe 2018/19

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islander, Ms Zoe J. Walcott, the beauty queen who ranked number 8th out of 86 contestants at the 2018/19 Mrs Globe Pageant recently, sat down with Virgin Islands News Online, to talk about some of her experiences gained and challenges faced in her quest for the crown.

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