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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.

February 20th, 2019
Legacy Auto Sales brings Continental Tires to VI

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – Tortola based Legacy Auto Sales is introducing a new line of tires to the people of the Virgin Islands, one that is assured to last 2 to 3 times longer and is much tougher than economy brands, in addition to having far less road noise and superior traction.

February 18th, 2019
USVI stays on EU blacklist; Territory says not worried

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. JOHN, USVI — The European Commission has kept the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) on its list of blacklisted nations as of 2019, deeming the US territory a tax haven.

February 18th, 2019
Walwyn promises Civil Servant increments if NDP is elected

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Civil Servants can look forward to receiving their long overdue increment monies no later than March 15, 2019, an assurance given by the National Democratic Party (NDP) leader Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

February 15th, 2019
Finally, Lorna G. Smith is Out! Steps down from BVI Finance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After some three years plus and many promises to retire, Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE, has now stepped down as Executive Director of the BVI Finance.

February 12th, 2019
Leaders debate cancelled, Walwyn Flip-Flops from original call

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was in his new years 2019 message that embattled Leader of the National Democratic Party 1 (NDP 1) Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) had called for debates among all candidates running in the 2019 General Elections.

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