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March 15th, 2020
‘zero tolerance’ on price gouging- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although there have not been widespread reports of price-gouging in the Virgin Islands due to Coronavirus fears, there have been reports of panic buying. Supermarkets across the Territory have been busy with shoppers, who have cleaned shelves of items such as disinfectant sprays and wipes, toilet papers, paper towels, oranges and vitamin tablets.

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.”

November 23rd, 2017
‘Lack of political will preventing Consumer Protection Bill’ - John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “It is not rocket science here, no, it has been done all over the world. I don’t know why sometimes we think the BVI is so special that we can’t get anything done,” stated influential religious figure Bishop John I. Cline, who has lamented the delay in the bringing of a Consumer Protection Legislation to the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands.

November 17th, 2017
Consumer Protection legislation should have been ‘rushed’ too- Hon Fahie

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- It may seem like flogging a dead horse but Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has again expressed the urgency for Consumer Protection legislation, saying that Consumer Protection legislation should have been treated with the same haste some legislations are being brought to the House of Assembly.

October 13th, 2017
‘Hurricane Irma was judgement for the VI’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The churches in the Virgin Islands have come in for criticism from man of the cloth and former General Manager of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, who also said Hurricane Irma was judgement for the Territory.

October 4th, 2017
'No price gouging at One Mart'- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Allegations were made against Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), Minister for Communications and Works by a disgruntled resident who stated that One Mart is selling a bag of ice for $10.

September 26th, 2017
'Time to lift curfew Mr Governor'- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mr. Julian Willock, a former Permanent Secretary with the Virgin Islands Government, businessman and an astute writer and speaker on local, regional and international politics, has called on the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka 'Gus' to lift the curfew immediately.


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