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May 21st, 2020
VI can flexibly 'breach' financial protocols to borrow $$$ - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), His Excellency Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka 'Gus' has fired back at Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over statements that certain conditions surrounding the Protocols for Effective Financial Management is hampering the government from moving full speed ahead with its COVID-19 economic reboot.

May 21st, 2020
Majority in Opposition helped to constrain VI finances - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says even as the Virgin Islands' (VI) Opposition Members tout their own 'COVID-19 Strategic Economic Recovery Plan', the majority of the members helped to create constraints in accessing financial resources for the Territory.

May 20th, 2020
COVID-19: Skelton-Cline lambasts Opposition as 'arsonist & firemen'

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Opposition, led by Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) with members Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) and Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), came in for high criticism from 'Honestly Speaking' moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline following an Opposition press conference yesterday, May 19, 2020.

May 19th, 2020
Karia J. Christopher has eyes set on 'political space'

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Host of the popular Virgin Islands' talk show, 'Real Talk', Mrs Karia J. Christopher says she has her eyes set on the political space in the Territory, even though it may not necessarily be very soon that she throws her hat in the proverbial political ring.

May 16th, 2020
'I'm going to dump the mask when I'm getting ready to talk'- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In leaked audio that has since been deleted off the Facebook page of the Government Information Service (GIS) in the Virgin Islands (VI), Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone was caught discussing plans to ditch his 'face mask' when announcing the Territory's 8th COVID-19 case.

May 15th, 2020
'We cannot allow lawless re-entry' of people into VI - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Addressing questions on the issue from the media at a May 12, 2020, press conference on the Territory's COVID-19 response, Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said only when protocols are established would VIslanders and Belongers be allowed re-entry into the Territory.

May 9th, 2020
'No UK military assistance needed during COVID-19'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The democratically elected government of Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has made it clear to the United Kingdom appointed Governor, H.E. Augustus J. U. Jaspert, aka 'Gus' that no military advisers or intervention are required as the territory protects its borders as part of its COVID-19 response measures.

May 9th, 2020
COVID-19: NDP blasted for 'chatter' on Fahie Gov't performance

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - 'Honestly Speaking' radio Moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has blasted elements in the former National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, for what he called 'chatter' about the performance of the Fahie administration and its handling of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the Virgin Islands.

May 5th, 2020
UK had 'no intention' to offer grants or funding to VI- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Even as the United Kingdom (UK) expects British Overseas Territories (OTs) to use their own finances to manage their COVID-19 fight, according to British Member of Parliament Wendy Morton, the conditions of the Protocols for Effective Financial Management (PFEFM) still remain in place in the Virgin Islands, effectively tying the hands of the Government from accessing necessary funding.

May 2nd, 2020
HoA will receive audit report 'in shortest possible time'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said he will now do all in his power to deliver the BVI Airways audit report to the House of Assembly (HoA) in the shortest time, after accusing the Governor, H.E. Augustus J. U Jaspert of slothfulness in delivering the report to Cabinet more than two months after its receipt from the Auditor General.

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