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February 22nd, 2020
Autonomous UK & EU C'bean territories are a model for OT autonomy

By Dickson C. Igwe

Post Brexit Britain, and the events before and after, mean that a Referendum must now be held in the Caribbean Overseas territories, on deciding whether or not these islands move towards greater autonomy, either within the UK, or the European Union.

February 20th, 2020
Give us 'some credit' for renewable energy push!- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Member and Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) says that while he supports the direction that the Fahie Administration is moving with its renewable energy push, the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) Government ought to be given credit for laying the groundwork.

February 19th, 2020
Vance M. Lewis & Vincent Wattley In! as top brass of TRC Board

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Current Chief Executive Officer of the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park (TPP), Mr Vance M. Lewis, will now sit as Chairman of the Board at the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission for a period of three years with effect from February 1, 2020.

February 12th, 2020
Governor assents Cybercrime Bill despite 'Free Speech' concerns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Even as international media watchdogs and Virgin Islands (VI) Governor, H.E. Augustus J. U. Jaspert cited freedom of expression concerns in the government proposed Computer Misuse and Cybercrime (Amendment) Act, 2019, the bill was assented today, February 12, 2020, paving the way for a new era in VI's ICT use.

February 11th, 2020
Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines 'a member of good standing' in VIP Gov't- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Posing for a photo opportunity after a meeting on the Government's 2020 Legislative Agenda, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said his team of legislators are primed and ready to transform the Virgin Islands in this new year.

February 8th, 2020
Brexit, nationalism & globalism

By Dickson C. Igwe

Donald Trump and Brexit are symbols of a new cold war within western society. This is an existential conflict between the forces of globalization, and the forces of nationalist nativism. Time alone will tell who wins.

February 7th, 2020
No more ‘idle talk’, time for action – USVI Governor Albert Bryan Jr

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – More collaboration with a constant commitment to improving the lives of all citizens across both the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and [British] Virgin Islands was one of the key takeaways from the recently concluded 8th Inter-Virgin Islands Council meeting held on February 4, 2020, in the conference room of Maria’s by the Sea.

February 6th, 2020
‘I’m accountable for UK money when it comes here’- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I’m accountable for UK money,” were the words of the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor, His Excellency, Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert, in reference to concerns raised by Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser, RA (R3) that monies from the UK should be recorded through a Government apparatus like the treasury, instead of some being funnelled directly to the Governor.

February 5th, 2020
Premier blazes Opp. Leader over alleged rumour mill against Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With a stern warning, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has outright condemned attacks on new Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member, Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) by Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8).

February 5th, 2020
'We don’t want to give up our birthrights for a bowl of soup'- Premier Fahie

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has fired back at claims that the recovery of the Virgin Islands (VI) post-Irma and Maria of 2017 is moving too slow as insinuated by Governor of the VI, H.E. Augustus J. U. Jaspert during a recent meeting press conference.

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