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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.

March 15th, 2019
“I have no editorial controls of VINO” – Hon Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The moment he took the oath of office as Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock’s, ability to be fair, unbiased and more-so humble, came in for heavy questioning given his links to news site, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO).

March 15th, 2019
VI avoided same-sex marriage ‘like a plague’ - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Member and Chairman of Progressives United (PU) Hon Julian Fraser, RA on the issue of UK pressure to legalise same-sex marriage, said in the past, that the territory has avoided the issue, “like a plague”.

March 14th, 2019
VIP, an unconventional Gov’t, governing in unconventional times—Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Political newcomer to Virgin Islands' (VI), House of Assembly, (HoA), under the aegis of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Minister of Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer ( D5), in his inaugural address to members touched on the critical stage with which the Territory finds itself but noted, “we are an unconventional government, governing in unconventional times.”

March 14th, 2019
Hon Flax-Charles puts Sister Islands into focus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Junior Minister of Tourism, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has reaffirmed her commitment to the Sister Islands in championing their cause as was promised in her 2019 elections campaign under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

March 13th, 2019
Anegada, VG to get special ‘Development Fund’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ninth District, namely the sister islands of Virgin Gorda and Anegada, in the Virgin Islands (VI) are each earmarked for accelerated recovery and development, in addition to becoming 'energy independent' by 2025, with the implementation of the 9th District Development Fund.

March 13th, 2019
Hon Christopher remembered in moving tribute

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) in the Virgin Islands (VI) officially started, it was not without sadness, as late Legislator, Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher was remembered with a moving tribute.

March 13th, 2019
VI evades EU blacklisting; Premier credits NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After months of uncertainty over whether the Virgin Islands (VI) would be tax blacklisted for not meeting European Union (EU) requirements regarding fair taxation, the top European body announced that it recognises the VI as compliant with its fair taxation principles as well as being a cooperative jurisdiction.

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