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December 25th, 2018
PHOTO of Day: Christmas joy shared at Peebles Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: It is a tradition some fifty years old where Members of Peebles Hospital Staff, the Board of Directors of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) and the political class meet on each year on Christmas day at the hospital.

April 18th, 2016
Access to capital, small population challenging to business – Louis Potter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) Louis Potter said businesses in the territory face a number of challenges from access to capital to small population size, technical skills and support services as well as the lengthy process and wait times.

March 3rd, 2016
Be innovative: Everyone can’t open a hair salon – Hon Marlon A. Penn 

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotion Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) said it was important to encourage small businesses in the territory to be innovative and warned against a hair salon on every corner.

January 28th, 2016
Jr Minister portfolio will not affect focus on 'fixing' 8th District- Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Junior Minister for Trade and Investment and Representative for the Eighth District Honourable Marlon A. Penn is confident that his constituents have nothing to be afraid of in terms of his being able to fully represent the district now that he has ministerial responsibilities.

July 20th, 2015
'Modern day leaders lack Wheatley's qualities' - Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Eighth District Honourable Marlon A. Penn called the late former Chief Minister Dr Willard Wheatley a man of immense integrity and dignity and a visionary leader who put the territory on the development trajectory.

July 16th, 2015
‘Punish duty-free cheats severely!’ – Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Eighth District Honourable Marlon A. Penn called for penalties to be imposed on persons who seek to cheat the system of revenue with the introduction of duty free shopping for tourists.

December 29th, 2014
‘Protect the minority indigenous people’- Dr. Pickering cries out

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The 2010 Virgin Islands Population and Housing Census Report just released a few weeks ago by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Regime after three long years has confirmed what many Virgin Islanders believed to be so: that people born in the Virgin Islands are now a minority in their homeland.

September 26th, 2014
HoA passes Bill to allow for equality in child maintenance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The House of Assembly yesterday September 25, 2014 passed the Magistrate’s Code of Procedure (Amendment) Act 2014 eliminating discrimination against men in the court and ensuring that when it comes to the maintenance of children there is equal responsibility.

July 25th, 2014
Hon Marlon A. Penn denounces PAC cruise pier report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Eighth District and member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) from the Government side Hon Marlon A. Penn on Wednesday July 23, 2014 denounced the PAC’s final report on the cruise pier project.

January 12th, 2014
Massive crowd turn out to Hon. Fraser's District Party!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Intermittent spates of downpour of rain was not sufficient to dampen the spirit of residents of the Third District, every island in the Virgin Islands (VI) and St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI), from turning out to the Annual Christmas Party that is put on every year by the District Leader, Honourable Julian Fraser, RA.

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