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July 11th, 2019
Price gouging & tenancy not included in proposed Consumer Protection Act

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The ninety-nine (99) pages of the Government’s proposed Consumer Protection Act does not cover price gouging; however, this is a separate document being worked on as, according to Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), “that one is a greater challenge.”

October 26th, 2017
'No more fool talk': VG residents blast 9th District Rep @ public meeting

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Attempting to cast blame on Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert for not putting a system in place to prevent price gouging following Hurricane Irma, residents of Virgin Gorda would have none of it and blasted their representative Dr The Honourable Hubert O’Neal (R9) and the National Democratic Party Government, saying they do not have the political will to put consumer protection legislation in place.

April 11th, 2017
Medical providers can charge patients whatever they want- Barry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- All medical service providers accepting the state-run National Health Insurance (NHI) Programme continues to rake in huge profits and it has been unearthed that there is no legislation in place to control what they charge patients.

November 3rd, 2015
'Gov’t not fooling anyone with $2 minimum wage increase'- Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Describing the recommendation of the Advisory Committee to raise the minimum wage from $4.00 to $6.00 as “peanuts” and that it “sounds like nothing”, Opposition Leader and Virgin Islands Party Chairman Hon Julian Fraser RA said the increase would mean nothing unless there is some consumer protection in place.

October 3rd, 2015
King Politics & Queen Economics

By Dickson Igwe

Human beings are essentially material in their behaviour. From cradle to grave the need to satisfy physical and material needs is all pervasive. That is why in all countries humans work for a living, from the developed to the underdeveloped, given the opportunity. “Work is the rent one pays for living on Planet Earth,” so stated the late Queen Mother once.

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