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September 11th, 2019
‘Stay close to home’- Hon Rymer says VI still suffering from Irma

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) says that even as the Virgin Islands (VI) is looking out for the Hurricane ravaged Bahamas, attention still needs to be placed on ‘Home’ since many in the territory are still suffering from Hurricane Irma and Maria, some two years later.

September 11th, 2019
‘Your gov’t has no secrets’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite making every effort to deliver on transparency and accountability as a Government, in keeping with campaign promises, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration is being forced to publicly reaffirm its commitment to good governance.

September 11th, 2019
'It's a slippery slope'- Hon Penn on HoA exemptions for Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called “a slippery slope” the renewal of state contracts to companies connected to Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) while calling for more transparency in the House of Assembly (HoA) as it relates to members of the Executive receiving government contracts.

September 9th, 2019
‘D6 looking like a dumping area’- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sixth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI), House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines has called on persons owning boats and other equipment in the district to clean up the zone since it continues to look like a ‘dumping area.’

September 8th, 2019
Construction on Sundays a 'noise nuisance'- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser RA, has called on legislators to revisit the Noise Control and Abatement Act, given weekend noise pollution from sources such as construction work in residential areas continues to be an issue.

September 7th, 2019
‘VI was rebuilding without the RDA’ - Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Speaker and At-Large Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Neville A. Smith aka 'Sheep' has lashed out at the VI Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), accusing the statutory body of complicating VI’s recovery efforts.

September 5th, 2019
‘Stop fighting against each other' - Hon Smith urges Legislators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Speaker and government backbencher in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Neville A. Smith (AL) aka ‘Sheep’ is imploring fellow legislators to stop fighting against each other and put the business of the people first.

September 5th, 2019
‘Shocking & Untrue’ - Premier fires back @ UK’s Ben Merrick

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I wouldn’t stoop to their level,” the words of Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in response to Director of British Overseas Territories, Ben Merrick's September 2, 2019 letter stating amongst other claims, that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government since taking office in February 2019, has caused engagements between the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United Kingdom (UK) to weaken.

September 4th, 2019
Premier calls out ‘inaccurate’ media reports on PS appointments

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called ‘inaccurate and misleading’ reports from some sections of the media, that he made appointments of Permanent Secretaries in the various government ministries and that those appointments were rejected by Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Augustus J. U. Jaspert.

September 3rd, 2019
‘National Emergency!’ - Premier plans referendum on UK loan guarantee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Reiterating that any agreement between the United Kingdom (UK) and the Virgin Islands (VI) on concerns with the £300M Loan Guarantee offer must be in ‘Black & White’, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says a local referendum may be on the way should UK/VI negotiations fail.

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