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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 3rd, 2019
‘National Emergency!’ - Premier plans referendum on UK loan guarantee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Reiterating that any agreement between the United Kingdom (UK) and the Virgin Islands (VI) on concerns with the £300M Loan Guarantee offer must be in ‘Black & White’, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says a local referendum may be on the way should UK/VI negotiations fail.

September 2nd, 2019
Arliene T. Penn is Director of Communications

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mrs Arliene T. Penn has been appointed Director of Communications in the Premier Office effective August 26, 2019.

September 2nd, 2019
Governor’s rejection of PSC recommendation on PS an insult to VI- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying his phone has been blowing up since Friday, August 30, 2019 after it was announced that there was a shakeup in Permanent Secretaries of Government, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said he wants the public to know that Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert went against the recommendation of the Public Service Commission (PSC) regarding the appointments.

August 29th, 2019
NEOC deactivated; Weather no longer a threat - DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency, Mr Augustus J. U Jaspert, after consultation with the Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and the Director of the National Emergency Operations Centre has deactivated the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC).

August 29th, 2019
Governor Jaspert & Hon Rymer on aerial reconnaissance of VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At around 9:00am, August 29, 2019, Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, along with Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer ((R5) and Deputy Director of Public Works Mr Kurt Hodge, commenced an aerial inspection of the territory following the passage of Hurricane Dorian.

August 29th, 2019
UPDATE: TB Lettsome Airport, Gov’t offices resume operations today, Aug. 29, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Virgin Islands being spared major damages following the passage of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, Government offices will reopen today, Thursday, August 29, 2019.

August 21st, 2019
‘No time for bickering & confusion’- Premier on UK Loan Guarantee

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – In the first of a series of public consultations on the United Kingdom (UK) £300M Loan Guarantee conundrum facing the territory, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called on the UK government to solidify any verbal commitments made that will address conflicts surrounding stipulations of the Guarantee.

August 20th, 2019
Public meeting on UK Loan Guarantee tonight @ HLSCC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With growing tensions between the United Kingdom appointed governor, Augustus J.U. Jaspert, and Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over the terms of the conditions imposed by the UK Recovery and Development Loan Guarantees, the administration is moving ahead with its public consultations on the matter.

August 20th, 2019
Unelected Governor fires back @ Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In damning allegations, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a Saturday, August 17, 2019 statement had accused United Kingdom (UK) officials in the Virgin Islands (VI) of deliberately failing to investigate the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, leaving the door open for UK imposed policies on the territory’s finances among other strategic plans to control the territory.

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