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November 15th, 2019
Premier calls out 'hypocrisy' in claims of nepotism & cronyism in VIP Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Calling the Opposition debates a 'facade' over claims that his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government is involved in nepotism and cronyism, in addition to victimising and dismissing board members since taking office, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew Fahie (R1) has fired back at the hypocrisy coming from especially Opposition Members of the past National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

October 21st, 2019
NDP's 'failure to answer questions put me in power'- Hon Fahie tells HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), in statements delivered to the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, has reaffirmed that he welcomes questions from the Opposition, which according to him leads to more transparency.

October 4th, 2019
Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard In! Akeem R. Pickering Out! as BVIPA Deputy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) officials have confirmed to our newsroom that former Labour Commissioner and 2015 Seventh District Candidate, Mrs Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard is the new Acting Deputy Managing Director at the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA).

October 2nd, 2019
Reject the 'crabs in a barrel' mentality'- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The ZBVI 780 AM 'Honestly Speaking' radio moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has accused some Virgin Islanders of having a 'crabs in a barrel' mentality as, according to him, they have a tendency to wish failure for each other and exhibit an oppressive mindset.

September 30th, 2019
Breached ‘hope & trust’ were reasons for leaving NDP- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ZBVI 780am ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio show host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline in taking some credit for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) 2019 elections win, said it was due to breached ‘hope and trust’ exhibited by the National Democratic Party (NDP) that caused him to shift gears and throw his support behind Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

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 11th, 2019
‘Your gov’t has no secrets’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite making every effort to deliver on transparency and accountability as a Government, in keeping with campaign promises, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration is being forced to publicly reaffirm its commitment to good governance.

September 4th, 2019
Premier calls out ‘inaccurate’ media reports on PS appointments

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called ‘inaccurate and misleading’ reports from some sections of the media, that he made appointments of Permanent Secretaries in the various government ministries and that those appointments were rejected by Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Augustus J. U. Jaspert.

August 25th, 2019
‘Give our people a chance’- Premier urges RDA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the new school year in the Virgin Islands (VI) officially starting on September 2, 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the hurricane damaged Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) L-shaped building will be re-opening as a direct result of a mandate he passed on to the VI Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) to hire more local contractors.

August 24th, 2019
‘We should be able to sit & talk with UK’- Premier

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says with the current issues facing the Virgin Islands (VI) and its decision to take up the UK Loan guarantee offer towards hurricane rebuilding, the territory should be able to sit with the UK and have a discussion on the matter.

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