ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Confirming that he pays attention to the online news sites, newly arrived Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan said that he intends to remain in the Territory for the four year duration of his time here during which he will be working to address the many challenges faced.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show co-host and political activist Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said that the Territory has not done a very good job in controlling expenditure and this he feels is a better strategy than trying to raise revenue on the backs of people already suffering.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher strongly disagrees with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith who in his budget said that the economy was doing well because of government projects.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has debunked statements made by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith during the reading of the 2015 Budget, saying that the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) will reveal the truth in the not too distant future.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In giving an initial reaction to the budget presentation yesterday November 17, 2014, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said that the budget speech contained nothing that stood out.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the people of the Virgin Islands were looking for a message of hope, new ideas, improvement in their quality of life and relief from their personal financial hardship along with ways to raise their standard of living Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith used the opportunity to make threats and throw insults at the public.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith in his budget speech today November 17, 2014 said that taxes and fees are set to be revised, pointing out that Government continues to make tough choices so that the Territory can meet its needs.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The ghost in the closet is beginning to come out as staff attached to the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) are crying “Enough is Enough” with allegations of being stripped of their duties as Tortola takes over everything.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Public have heard the cries of the four Opposition Members for the past three years that they are denied getting any work for their districts and that if work is shared in their district most often they are not given the respect to be consulted.