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May 28th, 2019
'Gov’t has zero tolerance on crime'– Premier on latest murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Vincentian Rohan Williams, 37, charged and remanded for the murder of local woman Lenia Lettsome-Green, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) took a moment to extend deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the slain woman.

May 28th, 2019
2nd & 3rd readings of Immigration (Amendment) Act back on Order Paper

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) says the Virgin Islands (VI) opposition will be increasing the pressure on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government to answer questions relating to the ‘Clear path to regularisation: Residency and Belonger Status Programme’.

May 27th, 2019
‘Immigration process hasn’t changed’ – Premier Fahie

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – With rising public criticism over the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ‘Clear path to regularization: Residency and Belonger Status Programme’ that has since been postponed, the Premier revealed that the immigration process has not changed from how it was previously.

May 27th, 2019
Address NDP immigration backlog - Hon Penn urges Premier

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Even though his National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration had presided over a huge backlog of immigrants seeking to get regularised in the Virgin Islands (VI), Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has publicly chided Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie for not addressing the backlog ahead of his ‘Clear path to regularization: Residency and Belonger Status Programme.’

May 26th, 2019
‘There is no clear understanding’ - Mitch on ‘Fast Track’ initiative

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Former National Democratic Party (NDP) backbencher, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka ‘Mitch’, who is the lone winner in the Ronnie W. Skelton led Progressives Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) party during the 2019 election season, is adding his voice to the conversation surrounding immigration reform in the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 25th, 2019
Fraser Attacks! Accuses Premier Fahie of being ‘Secretive’

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser RA, is lashing out at Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), accusing him of being secretive over the full details of the ‘Clear path to regularization: Residency and Belonger Status Programme’ initiated by his Virgin Islands Party (VI) administration.

May 25th, 2019
‘Fast Track’ initiative wasn’t rushed – Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ‘Fast track’ immigration initiative currently a hot topic amongst both locals and immigrants, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (AL) says immigration will continue to top the conversation agenda as long as the Territory remains a viable destination to live, work, travel and invest.

May 24th, 2019
‘Don’t overcrowd the Territory’ – Pastor George urges Premier

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – With the people of the territory, including immigrants, now getting an opportunity to voice their concerns regarding the Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP), ‘Clear path to regularization: Residency and Belonger Status Programme’, Man of the Cloth Pastor Gregory George is urging Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to not overcrowd the Virgin Islands (VI) in his bid to regularise foreigners.

May 24th, 2019
‘Fast Track' initiative postponed indefinitely - Premier Fahie

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – As the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government continues to hold consultations across to territory for feedback on the controversial ‘Fast Track Initiative’ seeking to regularise undocumented immigrants, the Premier last evening May 23, 2019, announced that the initiative has been postponed indefinitely.

May 24th, 2019
Opposition under fire for silence on ‘Fast Track' initiative

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Opposition Members of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) came under fire for their silence over not making their constituents aware that the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration had planned to grant residency and Belonger status to unregulated immigrants by the end of June 2019.

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