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January 9th, 2021
‘Something is wrong’ with Governor’s immunity in VI- Hon Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has questioned the immunity status of the seat of H.E. Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert aka 'Gus' in the Virgin Islands (VI), calling the system one that is too flawed to exist in the 21st century.

January 7th, 2021
Opposition Leader has ‘no objections’ to VI’s Disaster Management under local Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Legislators on both sides of the aisle in the House of Assembly (HoA) have been united and firm on the position that the portfolio of disaster management should be the responsibility of local government and that there should be a limiting of the Governor's powers as the Virgin Islands moves forward to achieve more autonomy from the United Kingdom (UK).

January 7th, 2021
‘We have to make a national plan for disaster’- Hon Smith

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – While supporting the move to have disaster management placed under the purview of Local Government, Deputy Speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) and At-Large representative, Hon Neville A. Smith has called for the formulation of a national disaster plan.

January 6th, 2021
Inexperienced Governor was calling the shots after Irma- Hon Fraser

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) says an inexperienced Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert, mere days after arrival in the territory under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, was ‘calling the shots’ in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2007.

January 6th, 2021
‘Undercover racism creeping under the carpets of VI’- Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has accused the United Kingdom of practising neo-colonialism, which he said comes through its policies and practices directed at British Overseas Territories (OTs) like the [British] Virgin Islands.

January 1st, 2021
‘VI’s economic diversification cannot be postponed’- Premier’s 2021 Message

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As part of his 2021 New Year’s Message, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded the Virgin Islands (VI) of the importance of diversifying its economy.

January 1st, 2021
BREXIT impacts on VI trade & travel starts Jan 1, 2021- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has warned of the implications of BREXIT on the territory, which takes effect from today January 1, 2021.

December 30th, 2020
Curfew among items on Thursday’s final HoA sitting for 2020

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The Fifth Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI), which will be the final sitting of the legislature for 2020 is set for Thursday, December 31, 2020, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola.

December 27th, 2020
Holiday Message

By Kenneth G. Gladstone

My beloved brothers and sisters across the BVI, the Caribbean region and the rest of the world, sincere holiday greetings to you.

December 26th, 2020
The gifts of 2021

By Thomas C. Famous

Season Greetings to you and your respective families throughout the Caribbean region and Diaspora. One year ago, we all woke up to what was our normal traditional Christmas celebrations.


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