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April 23rd, 2018
Was Premier Smith truthful about owners of BVI Airways?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The saga of the BVI Airways dba ‘BV Airways’ and tax payers $7.2 Million give away continues. Our investigation has uncovered some information that we will report in a series of articles, including about a Minister of Government’s close involvement to the BVI Airways deal.

April 5th, 2018
Why did police kill Santo Y. Hernandez? Public needs to know!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Civil Society, the media and the family of the late Santo Yamarco Hernandez are starting to question the circumstances surrounding the Government shooting and killing of the escaped prisoner in the hills of Butu Mountain on Tortola.

April 5th, 2018
‘I will not support NDP next elections; Too much damage done’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While election is about one year out, the political rhetoric on all sides is heating up. There is no secret of a civil war within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).

April 4th, 2018
'Changes to Recovery Agency bill should have been shared publicly' - Gerard St C. Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “There is really a need for us in the BVI to be looking at the rules and procedures of the House of Assembly. In many respect, they do not really do enough to speak to the democratic process and we need to focus on that.”

March 27th, 2018
Is Ex-Governor John S. Duncan the ‘Boogie Man’? - Hon Skelton suggests

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For his first two years in office former British appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE [2014-2017] was praising the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) and some had described him as the sixth NDP Minister.

March 23rd, 2018
4 Backbenchers write to Premier Smith objecting to Recovery Agency & Board!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Four Backbenchers, along with Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), have written to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) expressing their objection to the establishment of the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency and Board, which was stipulated by the United Kingdom in its High Level Framework for UK Support of BVI Recovery.

March 22nd, 2018
'I will vote for the Territory & people'- Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today March 22, 2018 is earmarked to be the deciding day in Virgin Islands political history as it is the day that The VI Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018 is debated and possibly voted on and the big question is: How will the House of Assembly Members vote?

March 10th, 2018
Cashless in a cash filled world

Dickson Igwe

The western world is overflowing with cash. This is a consequence of quantitative easing, and monetary stimulus, combined with fearful and debt laden consumers. The following story asserts that the [British] Virgin Islands inhabits a paradoxical place. It sits between a UK austerity culture, and a world apparently drowning in cash. But the country cannot access that cash.

March 5th, 2018
Legislation on accountability will be worked on closer to elections- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Members of the opposition and residents alike have been calling for the National Democratic Party (NDP) government to be transparent and accountable, not only with the territory’s finances but in everything. In the Speech from the Throne, read in the First Sitting of the Third session of the Third House of Assembly on March 1, 2018, legislation to do just that were listed in the plans for the session.

March 3rd, 2018
Austerity in the midst of financial abundance

Dickson Igwe

Physical and economic recovery for the Virgin Islands, post the natural disasters of September 2017, requires a fitting of the country’s economic restorative models into the molds of the twin western economic cultures of stimulus and austerity.



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