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February 7th, 2018
‘It’s a little difficult fixing the graveyards & all the roofs damaged’- Hon Skelton

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- The dead will have to wait a little while longer for their resting places to be fixed as Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) is focused on getting the many damaged homes and apartment buildings repaired before the next hurricane season is upon us.

January 16th, 2018
Willock proposes Citizen by Investment; Lottery as possible revenue streams

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A young businessman and former senior civil servant has criticised the post hurricanes recovery plan recently released by the National Democratic Party (NDP) for lacking what he terms a critical component- bold new revenue initiatives- but has also come forward with bold solutions to fill that void.

December 29th, 2017
$721M needed for restoration work over next 5 years- Draft Recovery Plan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Legislators, entrepreneurs and even the man at the grassroots level continue to ponder how much it would cost for the Virgin Islands (UK) to be returned to some semblance of what it was prior to the devastation it suffered from hurricanes Irma and Maria in September and a tropical wave in August.

December 22nd, 2017
$15M to help repair homes - Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents of the territory have been given the assurance that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government has monies set aside, $15M, to lend persons in need to repair their homes.

November 10th, 2017
UK questions if VI can repay loans

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), who appeared before the International Development Committee of the House of Commerce in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 was grilled by Member of Parliament, Lloyd Russell-Moyle on how the Virgin Islands (VI) intends to repay the loans it is seeking.

October 21st, 2017
'VI needs greater access to funds to successfully recover'- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “My meetings in Washington DC were positive and secured confirmations from partners such as the CDB and the EU to support finding responsible ways to fund our recovery,” stated Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) on October 19, 2017.

September 27th, 2016
US Treasury awards more than $4.4M for small businesses in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The US Treasury Department today September 27, 2016 announced that the US Virgin Islands (USVI) has received $4,477,239 in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds to help small businesses access the capital they need to grow and create jobs, according to a release issued by the Treasury.

June 11th, 2016
Young man in court for defaulting on CIBC FirstCaribbean Intl Bank loans

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A young man received a strong reprimand from Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo about hanging his hat where his hand can't reach, as he is now in a pickle to repay loans taken from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank in the amount of over $7,000.

August 27th, 2013
Business Bureau loan initiative not done in isolation – Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Business Bureau is not being done in isolation but is instead part of the work of the entire government, according to Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith.

December 17th, 2012
“Nothing is off the table” in conducting business – NBVI Board Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands, Mr Clarence Faulkner is assuring stakeholders that the bank is adequately capitalised, but emphasised that the bank is never at a point where it is “just sitting back comfortably”.



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