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September 18th, 2019
'Don't make UK Loan Guarantee issue political'- Ray A. George

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - "It didn't seem like I missed much," were the words of former BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Director, Mr Ray A. George while commenting on a series of Opposition sponsored meetings on the United Kingdom (UK) Loan Guarantee issue facing the territory.

September 14th, 2019
'Quite an experience as Deputy Premier' - Hon Rymer

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) speaking on his recent stint as Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI) has called it 'quite an experience,' to be given the opportunity to perform in the role at such an early stage in his political career.

September 13th, 2019
Governors' rejection of PSC recommendations a 'red flag'- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - ZBVI ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio host, Mr Claude O. Skeltopn-Cline has called ‘unprecedented’ the move by Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert to reject the Public Service Commission (PSC) recommendations for Permanent Secretaries and taking his own subjective approach to the appointments.

September 11th, 2019
‘Stay close to home’- Hon Rymer says VI still suffering from Irma

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) says that even as the Virgin Islands (VI) is looking out for the Hurricane ravaged Bahamas, attention still needs to be placed on ‘Home’ since many in the territory are still suffering from Hurricane Irma and Maria, some two years later.

August 3rd, 2019
'State of emergency on JvD' - resident Gregory A. Callwood

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Calling it a ‘state of emergency’, Jost van Dyke resident Gregory A. Callwood is urging authorities to seriously look into the potable water situation on the island, which he says has been neglected since under the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration.

July 31st, 2019
‘VI’s actions towards UK must not be reactions’ – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, now at the helm of government in the United Kingdom, the Virgin Islands (VI) and other British Overseas Territories (OT’s) should be on high alert for a renewed push of policies that they view as an overreach by the colonial power.

July 25th, 2019
RVIPF grappling with 33 unsolved murders

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police Mr Micheal B. Matthews has said that of a total 68 homicides in the Virgin Islands since January of 2000, only 35 of those cases have been solved and brought before the courts.

July 25th, 2019
Motion to be moved for Hons Smith & Malone to get exemptions for Gov’t contracts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the Fifth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) resumes today, Thursday July 25, 2019, at the House Chambers in Road Town, Tortola, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will move motions to protect two of his legislators from having to vacate their elected seats.

July 24th, 2019
Vanterpool acted like an 'enemy of the state' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on all members of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) to publically denounce the actions of Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) following a vicious verbal attack against the Premier and other members of the public and private sectors.

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.

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