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July 9th, 2019
UPDATE: Powerboats infringing in swim area @ CGB to be remedied by August

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- With concerns raised recently about power boats and other vessels infringing in swim areas and dropping anchor close to the shoreline at Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said the situation will be resolved next month after Swim Area and No Anchoring markers are installed.

June 29th, 2019
Premier Fahie sees ‘beacon of hope’ as OTs leaders pledge unity

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands- With British Overseas Territories (OTs) saying they will “stand together” to defend their right to self-government amid increasing concerns over “constitutional overreach” from the United Kingdom, Premier and Minister of Finance of the Virgin Islands Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has expressed optimism.

May 15th, 2019
‘You have gotten my attention for amendments’- Premier Fahie

WICKHAM'S CAY 1, Tortola, VI - As the fast track Residency and Belonger status regularisation programme continues to face opposition from some Virgin Islanders, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) today, May 15, 2019 met a group of such persons to hear their concerns with a view to responding and to ultimately acting on them as necessary.

June 15th, 2018
‘8% pay cut for Ministers under a VIP Administration'- Hon Fahie

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has promised the people of the Territory that, if his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is to win the next general elections, he along with all his Ministers of Government will take an 8 percent pay cut.

March 28th, 2018
I am awake! Premier Smith fires back @ Opposition Leader for ‘claiming victory’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The usually quiet and seemingly sleeping and clueless Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), who has been struggling to hold his National Democratic Party (NDP) Government together, seems to have been given a shot of energy and courage with the passing of the controversial Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018 in the House of Assembly yesterday, March 27, 2018.

March 27th, 2018
Premier a winner! 10-2 in favour of controversial recovery agency Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was always expected, despite the many concerns and objections from legislators before and during the debates, that the Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018 was going to be passed in the House of Assembly with amendments.

March 20th, 2018
‘We will voice numerous concerns about Agency’- Hon Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is no secret that, like the public at large, the Backbenchers of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government have major concerns about the Recovery and Development Agency that will be put in place by law to manage loans received for the Territory’s recovery and development following the devastating hurricanes of September 2017.

February 21st, 2018
‘We will not just sit by & let Gov’t be the boss’- BVI Christian Council

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We have seen over the years that there is a lack of accountability to our voters, to our members. We have seen the marginalisation of our representatives. So those who we elect and send to represent us, we find that their voices have been shut down and quieted to a point where not much of what the people have to say get further than the ears of the representatives, because they are shut down at a Governmental level.”

February 1st, 2018
JvD residents want better services following hurricanes

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- It was the sister island of Jost van Dyke’s turn last evening Wednesday January 31, 2018 for the National Democratic Party’s road show on the recovery plan.

January 20th, 2018
4 months later USA, Canada & UK still discouraging travel to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the government of the day and the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) work on restoring international confidence in the Virgin Islands (VI) after the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September of 2017, their job is being made more difficult.

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