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March 20th, 2018
'UK assistance was woefully inadequate' - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, believes the United Kingdom's (UK) assistance was not adequate enough post hurricanes Irma and Maria, adding that the majority of the assistance went into the security of the territory.

March 18th, 2018
'Recovery Agency is a VI idea; Recovery plan not agreed on by UK' - Brodrick Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “The important thing to clarify is the concept of an agency is a BVI idea. Giving the framework document, persons are thinking that this is a United Kingdom (UK) idea. It’s not a UK idea, it’s a BVI idea.”

February 8th, 2018
'Communication system needs immediate overhauling' - Sixth District resident

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - During the consultation meeting for the Recovery and Development Plan held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) in Baughers Bay, Tortola, a concerned resident expressed that the telecommunication system in the Virgin Islands should be addressed immediately.

January 3rd, 2017
Mr Permanent Secretary? Brodrick Penn confirmed to Premier’s PS post!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While our newsroom had this information for some four to five months, but waited for a Government Press Release, which never came, we can confirm that Virgin Islander Mr Brodrick Penn has been confirmed to the post of Permanent Secretary in the Premiers Office.

June 4th, 2016
QE II Park ‘brought to life’ using local contractors & vendors- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Whether all of them have been paid is another issue but Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith was pleased to disclose that several local contractors and vendors had a hand in the recently opened Queen Elizabeth II Park.

May 4th, 2016
Premier’s Office fails to inform Premier Smith about Darley’s meeting request!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has claimed that he knows of no attempt by former Project Developer of the Cruise Pier Development Project, Mr Hugh E. Darley to seek a meeting with him to discuss outstanding monies allegedly owed to Darley, President of IDEA Inc.

December 17th, 2015
‘Come forward with statistics!’ – Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of Advance Marketing and Professional Services Mr Julian Willock has challenged persons linking blogs on news reports of accidents, especially involving tourists, to a reduction in tourism numbers to bring forward statistics showing such a correlation.

December 6th, 2015
Only tourists lives matter to two Sr Gov’t Officials?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a bizarre twist, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Advance Marketing and Professional Services, the parent company of Virgin Islands News Online, Mr Julian Willock, called our newsroom to angrily complain about a phone call he received today Sunday December 6, 2015.

September 24th, 2015
Territory mourns death of fmr Private Secretary in Premier's Office Dian ‘Lady Di’ Liburd

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary in the Office of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, Mrs Dian Liburd has died and with her passing the territory has turned to mourning over the loss of a humble and noteworthy individual.

April 1st, 2015
Offshore companies against creation of 'central registry'

PASEA, Tortola, VI – Acting Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Premier Mr Brodrick Penn said that there are concerns among stakeholders in the financial services sector regarding cost and security implications of establishing a central registry of beneficial ownership information as is being requested by the UK Government.



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