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March 20th, 2019
Strong support: USVI Gov & Lt Gov attends VIP Gov’t swearing in

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was one of the biggest days in the history of the Virgin Islands (VI) when after 8 years, a new Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government took office.

March 20th, 2019
Hon Fahie to deliver maiden Budget Address in April

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The House of Assembly (HoA) will on April 2, 2019, come under the proverbial gaze of the residents of the Virgin Islands (VI), when Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), delivers his maiden Budget Address for the coming fiscal year.

March 20th, 2019
Two-year increments to be paid after Budget 2019—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Public Officers who are due three years of increments, can look forward to two years’ payment when the Territory’s 2019, Annual Budget is approved in the House of Assembly (HoA), in April, according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

March 19th, 2019
Elections are over – Time for ruling & not for fooling

By Alred C. Frett

The UK always reserves the final say - Let them: It is over but persons still ask what I think about the election results, the Cabinet and resignation & re-application of an elected member?... Well, most of my selections won so I am hopeful… At the same time, they were the ones facing nightly stress & strain on the campaign trail so they – and not I – have the right to make their own decisions on any & all positions… We will judge their work.

March 18th, 2019
‘I am an advocate of free speech’ – Speaker Willock

Road Town, Tortola, VI - New Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock, says the territory has absolutely nothing to fear regarding his ability to be fair and unbiased in the HoA, since he has a history of advocating for free speech and speaking out for the rights of voiceless people.

March 17th, 2019
VIP announces Candidate for D4 By-Election

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party (VIP), has announced its Candidate to contest likely By-Elections for the Fourth District’s Seat in the House of Assembly (HoA)—Ms Luce D. Hodge-Smith.

March 16th, 2019
PHOTO of Day: Hon Kye M. Rymer, a Minister with humility

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI - It was yesterday Friday, March 15, 2019, when new Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) dropped by his old place of employment to greet his former staff.

March 16th, 2019
Gov’t to regularise status of EC occupants in VI - Premier tell OECS

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in his address to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) says that he has taken the decision to urgently look into the resident status situation of Eastern Caribbean residents living in the Virgin Islands (VI) over a long period of time.

March 16th, 2019
AG to advise on Vanterpool seat fiasco – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following Mark H. Vanterpool’s (R4) flip-flopping of his resignation from the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) on March 14, 2019, Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ says he is yet to receive formal notice of the vacant District 4 seat and is seeking legal advice on the fiasco.

March 15th, 2019
Vanterpool: a 'Pappy Show...taking we for joke' - Picko Moff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) is already wading uncharted waters with Mark H. Vanterpool, making an 'about face,' on his decision to resign but his decision has been shut down by Speaker, Honourable Julian Willock, who accepted the resignation letter.

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