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December 25th, 2020
First license for hemp cultivation granted in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST Thomas, USVI - Crucian Hemp Farms, LLLP on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, became the first hemp cultivation company to be granted a license to grow hemp in the territory.

December 23rd, 2020
JvD ‘deserves’ newly built Dog Hole Jetty facility - Hon Turnbull

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Opposition Legislator, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) is pleased that the Sister Island of Jost van Dyke (JVD) has finally benefitted from a brand-new Dog Hole Jetty port facility.

December 22nd, 2020
New NBVI ATM announced for Jost van Dyke

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has broken news that bids are already flowing in from contractors, for the construction of a facility to house a new ATM for the National Bank of the Virgin Islands on Jost van Dyke.

December 20th, 2020
No 'BVI Christmas' for controversial Governor!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI-There will be no ‘BVI Christmas’ with carrot cakes, coconut tarts and Guavaberry wine for controversial Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert as it seems even the pandemic can't keep him in the Virgin Islands for the holidays.

December 19th, 2020
Social Billionaires

By Dickson C. Igwe

Austerity and Trickledown have failed the world: the wealthy who rule, must do their part to create a better planet.

December 17th, 2020
All VI politicians should state position on independence– Skelton-Cline

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– ZBVI ‘Honestly Speaking’ talk show moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has reiterated his call for a referendum on independence at the next general elections in the Virgin Islands, urging all politicians to state their position on the topic once running for public office.

December 17th, 2020
'Not right' that persons made to act for many years in public service- Hon Rymer

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5) has pledged to lobby for the regularisation of long-standing appointments within the public service.

December 16th, 2020
More done now for 3rd District than under NDP Gov’t – Hon Fraser admits

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) says in just two years of the Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, more is being done for the 3rd electoral district than when the National Democratic Party (NDP) was in power.

December 16th, 2020
Businesses with unpaid taxes keep getting Gov't contracts- Hon Turnbull

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Member of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) has spoken out against some of the recently introduced policies relating to labour in the Virgin Islands.

December 16th, 2020
5 tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival in VI – Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has revealed that of the 9 active imported cases currently in the Virgin Islands (VI), the majority of these persons tested positive on arrival in the territory.

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