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September 18th, 2013
VI fell short in ‘quality’ of info given to France – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands reportedly fell short in the ‘quality of information it provided’ to French authorities and this has been noted as one of the main reasons for the Territory’s addition to a list of uncooperative jurisdictions recently.

January 25th, 2013
Think out of the box!- Premier Smith urges at MCW retreat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Within this year, the Ministry of Communications and Works (MCW) will be seeking to create a City Management Board to assist in the running of the capital, Road Town. That board will be charged with liaising with various Government departments and private sector partners to launch a revitalization plan for Road Town.

October 30th, 2012
Fmr. Premier Ralph T. O’Neal knew about ‘Global’ contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Global Water Associates contract, which seems to be at the helm of public discussion, was brought to the full knowledge of the then Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Cabinet and in fact Global Water Associates itself had terminated its contract through direct communication to the then Premier Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE.

March 31st, 2012
Alvin Christopher: House of Assembly not a rubber stamp for Cabinet!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Second District representative and former Government Minister J. Alvin Christopher told the 2012 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) during a presentation by the Financial Secretary, Neil Smith when discussing the public debt and deficit that the Virgin Islands arrived in the financial circumstances because “we constantly made commitments based on Cabinet decisions”.

March 13th, 2012
It pays to lose an election in the VI!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - First time legislators who were unable to retain their seats following the November 2011 General Elections might not necessarily be sulking over their defeat as one thing is certain - a year’s compassionate allowance, which is commensurate to a year's salary.

January 31st, 2012
Wade Smith - Another local forced out on leave?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It has been described by some as just Government’s policy, that if you have leave you must take it or else you will loose it.

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