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October 18th, 2019
'I shouldn't be helping the Gov't, but I got to'- Hon Turnbull tells HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When the Eleventh Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands commenced on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the HoA Chambers in Road Town, Tortola, legislators were already primed for what would be a long day of proceedings.

October 14th, 2019
VI looking to tap into African business market - Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says the Virgin Islands (VI), as part of diversifying its business services and sectors, will be looking to tap into the African business market, starting with South Africa as a new prospect.

October 10th, 2019
VI Hurricane Recovery Framework for next 'convenient' HoA Sitting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Cabinet, having established a Borrowing Committee to oversee loans taken under the United Kingdom (UK) Loan Guarantee, will be moving to make public the territory's revised Recovery to Development Plan for 2019-2023, which will serve as the framework to guide the territory’s recovery to development.

September 30th, 2019
Late payments for some Public Officers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Some Public Servants in the Virgin Islands (VI) have not been paid at the end of September 2019, as a result of upgrades to the enterprise and accounting software being utilised by the government.

September 1st, 2019
Banking facility to be restored on VG in October

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Originally scheduled for an August 2019 opening, residents and other persons on Virgin Gorda will have to wait until October of 2019, for access to much needed banking facilities via Banco Popular, following some setbacks.

August 5th, 2019
‘Gov’t can’t account for uncollected revenues’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the Ministry of Finance is unable to account for the territory’s uncollected revenues brought forward from previous years as a result of an error with the current accounting software at his Ministry.

July 27th, 2019
Hon Penn blasts Premier; Says Consumer Protection failed before NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following comments from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that VI’s Consumer Protection Bill had been thirty years in the making, having failed under the National Democratic Party (NDP), Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has fired back saying that the NDP was not in power 30 years ago.

June 23rd, 2019
Filing deadline extended for reporting financial institutions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands Financial Institutions (VIFIs) are notified that the filing deadline for US FATCA and Common Reporting Standards for the 2018 reporting financial year has been extended to Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

May 30th, 2019
Gov’t looking into cryptocurrency & tourism to boost economy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With just over three months at the helm of Government, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has been charting a good course for where they want the territory to go, however, with that, he noted that the administration has noticed an attack on the Virgin Islands (VI) financial services sector from an international perspective.

May 13th, 2019
VI accounts reportedly affected in FirstBank 'security breach'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With reports that the FirstBank branch in neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI) has been cancelling debit cards of account holders, following an external security breach, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) understands that some accounts in the Virgin Islands (BVI) have also been affected.


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