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July 17th, 2019
BVIAA syphoned off $5M runway loan to pay salaries – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is dropping bombshell information on the state of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA), calling the agency ‘beyond catastrophic’ in detailing several irregularities at the agency, such as moneys earmarked for development being used instead to pay salaries.

July 16th, 2019
Premier Fahie: ‘We cannot be wrong & strong’

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – As the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) takes to the public for consultations on key policy issues, the premier assured that the views taken from the public are taken into consideration on the way forward.

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.

June 14th, 2019
'Deputy Gov’s Office holding up increment payments' – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the government has done its part regarding making funds available for the payment of the long overdue increments to civil servants and it is now for the Human Resources (HR) Department of the Deputy Governor’s Office to announce a date and release the funds.

June 11th, 2019
JvD residents praise new VIP government for ‘positive start’

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- Many residents of the sister island of Jost van Dyke (JvD) have told our newsroom that, following the February 25, 2019 general elections that saw a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government come to power, they have “seen and felt improvements” on JvD.

June 7th, 2019
‘We have lifted the profile of the BVI’ - Premier on 100 days in office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Thursday, June 6, 2019, officially marking 100 days since the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) took the helm of government, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew. A. Fahie (R1) has praised his administration for taking on a bold and unconventional approach to leadership by dealing with tough issues directly.

May 31st, 2019
‘Put immigration issue to rest for a while’– Hon Maduro-Caines

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Sixth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines has finally broken her silence regarding the Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP) ‘Clear path to regularisation: Residency and Belonger Status Programme,’ led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

May 28th, 2019
2nd & 3rd readings of Immigration (Amendment) Act back on Order Paper

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) says the Virgin Islands (VI) opposition will be increasing the pressure on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government to answer questions relating to the ‘Clear path to regularisation: Residency and Belonger Status Programme’.

May 27th, 2019
‘Immigration process hasn’t changed’ – Premier Fahie

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – With rising public criticism over the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ‘Clear path to regularization: Residency and Belonger Status Programme’ that has since been postponed, the Premier revealed that the immigration process has not changed from how it was previously.

May 26th, 2019
‘There is no clear understanding’ - Mitch on ‘Fast Track’ initiative

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Former National Democratic Party (NDP) backbencher, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka ‘Mitch’, who is the lone winner in the Ronnie W. Skelton led Progressives Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) party during the 2019 election season, is adding his voice to the conversation surrounding immigration reform in the Virgin Islands (VI).

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