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August 23rd, 2019
Admin Complex to be repaired with ‘insurance money’

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Sounding one of his popular mantras, that he has "learned to not let the perfect become the enemy of the good", Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government has made the decision to repair the Central Administration Complex with insurance monies rather than wait for more funding to come by.

August 23rd, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Shamahnea J. Simmons

By Ron O. D'Avilar

The ability to develop, organise and manage a business, along with its risks, in order to profit are the hallmarks of being an entrepreneur. Many get into business yet few can muster up the skills to master the art. Our Young Professional this week is Shamahnea J. Simmons. At just 17-year-old, she runs a thriving cosmetics business with its eyes set on the global stage.

August 22nd, 2019
‘I’m not a friend of the RDA’- Rosemary L. Rosan-Jones

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Outspoken local resident and social commentator Rosemary L. Rosan-Jones aka ‘Cindy’ has made it known she is not a supporter of the controversial Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) but said the territory needs to manage its finances better.

August 22nd, 2019
Gov't keeping 'open mind' on UK Loan Guarantee

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Alluding that his government is keeping an ‘open mind’ in its decision to take up or not take up the UK Loan Guarantee proposal, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration will remain firm in their beliefs of doing what is best for the people of the territory.

August 22nd, 2019
‘When you go to work, work’ – Premier Fahie

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has assured employees and employers signing on to the 1000 Jobs in 1000 Days initiative launched on August 21, 2019 that the programme is not about filling up space and imposing persons upon businesses.

August 22nd, 2019
'For Export Only' food labels spark online debate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A post in "The REAL BVI Community Board," Facebook group has sparked a debate as concerns are being raised over the quality of food being imported into the territory owing to several imported items carrying the label 'For Export Only," while being retailed in the Virgin Islands (VI).

August 21st, 2019
200 plus sign up as 1000 Jobs in 1000 Days initiative launched

WICKHAM’S CAY 1, Tortola, VI- “Every posse must work (work work), Every posse must work (work hard), Cause if you not working, Yeah yeah then you gotta be loafing," sounded the lyrics of reggae artiste Barrington A. Levy at the cutting of the ribbon to symbolise the official launch of the Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led 1000 Jobs in 1000 Days employment initiative at the Central Administration Complex on Wickham’s Cay 1, Tortola, today August 21, 2019.

August 21st, 2019
‘You don’t need no RDA!’- Julio S. Henry

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Recalling the historic and proud achievement in 1978 by the late Chief Minister Mr Willard Wheatley, who took the Virgin Islands out of Grant-in-Aid, which then resulted in the turnaround of the Virgin Islands economy, commentator Julio S. Henry aka’ Sam’ has urged Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to renegotiate the terms and conditions of the United Kingdom Loan Guarantee or refuse the offer.

August 21st, 2019
‘We still feel frustration in the public service’- CoP Matthews

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews has pleaded with Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to revisit some of the practices and procedures in the public service that may be outdated and may be causing unnecessary delays for projects and contracts to get off the ground.

August 21st, 2019
‘No time for bickering & confusion’- Premier on UK Loan Guarantee

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – In the first of a series of public consultations on the United Kingdom (UK) £300M Loan Guarantee conundrum facing the territory, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called on the UK government to solidify any verbal commitments made that will address conflicts surrounding stipulations of the Guarantee.

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