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December 22nd, 2018
Veiled Transparency: RDA operates like NDP Gov’t – Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and man of the cloth, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is continuing his tirade against the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) over the way it functions within the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 21st, 2018
Bayly gets whopping $300,000+ to head ‘Alternate Gov’t’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Many in the progressive class of the Virgin Islands (VI), have already concluded that the Recovery and Development Board (RDB) now law, is as powerful as an alternate government.

December 21st, 2018
Entrepreneurs warned of ‘time management’ as Trade Expo opens

WICKHAM'S CAY, Tortola, VI – Small Business owners were reminded that 'time is precious,' as the Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs Business Essentials Workshop and Small Business EXPO opened today, Friday, December 21, 2018, at the Moorings Marina Inn on Tortola.

December 21st, 2018
SOL St Lucia wins major BVIEC diesel contract

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has awarded a major three-year contract to SOL St Lucia Ltd as their main supplier of diesel fuel to power the Henry Wilfred Smith Power Station, on Tortola.

December 20th, 2018
Locals being sidelined for jobs at RDA – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – CEO of The Recovery & Development Agency (RDA), Mr Paul D. Bayly—a native of New Zealand and a former Permanent Secretary of Fiji—during an interview with ‘Honestly Speaking’ Mr. Claude O. Skelton-Cline on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, revealed that a whopping 40% of RDA staff in the Virgin Islands (VI) were sourced internationally.

December 20th, 2018
HoA to continue today Dec 20, 2018, in new sitting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands’ (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) will meet again today Thursday, December 20, 2018, in a new session after an almost marathon meeting over the controversial Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act of 2018.

December 20th, 2018
Thieves get comfortable without accountability – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On the heels of the Virgin Islands (VI) marking its 40th Anniversary of the end of ‘Grant-In-Aid’ from the United Kingdom (UK), Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) underscored the importance of the VI taking its financial management seriously.

December 19th, 2018
Wake-Up Call!

By Kenneth G. Gladstone

If you catch a black cat and paint it white, isn’t it still the same black cat? And, if your house was painted red, and you strip the red paint off then paint it blue, isn’t it the same house?

December 19th, 2018
VI’s financial independence must be celebrated - E. Benito Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the introduction of the Virgin Islands (VI) Ministerial Government in 1967, finance was not a portfolio devolved to the elected Government.

December 19th, 2018
‘We are in trouble’ - Hon Julian Fraser RA on Economic Substance Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) could see itself facing economic blacklisting from the European Union (EU), if a Bill entitled “Economic Substance Company and Limited Partnership Act 2018,” tabled in the House of Assembly (HoA) yesterday, December 18, 2018, is not passed.

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