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August 8th, 2019
Consumer protection will open doors for VI- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Crediting Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) for his hard work and dedication that went into the Consumer Protection Bill, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the bill will open doors for the Virgin Islands (VI) and assured that better days are coming for the territory.

July 27th, 2019
Hon Penn blasts Premier; Says Consumer Protection failed before NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following comments from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that VI’s Consumer Protection Bill had been thirty years in the making, having failed under the National Democratic Party (NDP), Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has fired back saying that the NDP was not in power 30 years ago.

July 26th, 2019
‘NDP sabotaged own consumer protection efforts’ – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Consumer Protection Act, 2019—a bill proposed since 1995—now committed to a Select Committee on the way forward, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), in crediting his administration for bringing the bill to the HoA, said the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) government had sabotaged its own efforts to get the bill off the ground.

July 25th, 2019
Inflated rent rates must be addressed – Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A first time legislator of the Virgin Islands (VI) is responding to a long cry of consumers who have been for years calling on governments to address the issue of unscrupulous inflation of rent rates across the territory.

July 22nd, 2019
Gov’t should consider Antitrust Legislation in VI – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government making moves to implement consumer protection laws in the territory, commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is imploring the government to also look into Anti-Trust legislation.

July 15th, 2019
Irma’s ‘price hiking’ covered in Consumer Protection Bill – Premier Fahie

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – As reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) on July 11, 2019 that the proposed Consumer Protection Act did not cover ‘price gouging’, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has moved to point out that while the legislation is indeed missing that term, it instead uses the term ‘price hiking’ in the bid to protect consumers from the practice.

April 29th, 2019
Finally! VI to get its Consumer Protection Bill

ROAD TOWN, Town, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), says the Consumer Protection Bill for the territory is on the way having been passed in Cabinet and drafted in collaboration with Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8).

May 10th, 2018
Trade Dept eyes sister islands for stepped up inspection; Comply or else!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Businesses and other vendors doing illegal business on the sister islands of Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke and Anegada are to get in line or face the wrath of the relevant authorities.

November 23rd, 2017
‘Lack of political will preventing Consumer Protection Bill’ - John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “It is not rocket science here, no, it has been done all over the world. I don’t know why sometimes we think the BVI is so special that we can’t get anything done,” stated influential religious figure Bishop John I. Cline, who has lamented the delay in the bringing of a Consumer Protection Legislation to the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands.

November 17th, 2017
Consumer Protection legislation should have been ‘rushed’ too- Hon Fahie

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- It may seem like flogging a dead horse but Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has again expressed the urgency for Consumer Protection legislation, saying that Consumer Protection legislation should have been treated with the same haste some legislations are being brought to the House of Assembly.


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