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February 6th, 2018
Banks already have buyers lined up to purchase property in default- Hon Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During the Fifth District Recovery and Development Plan public consultation meeting held at Althea Scatliffe Primary School on February 5, 2018, Fifth District Representative Honourable Delores Christopher pleaded with the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), to investigate banks that are selling people's properties who cannot pay for them quickly enough.

January 10th, 2018
Using BVI-NPI to rescue us from non-functional insurers

Alred C. Frett

Crawling or Stepping into the New Year:

A brand-new year but the old wounds linger - With no New Year Fireworks in the Road Harbour, our National Hero, Noel Lloyd, lying broken and prostrate in a desolate and powerless Park and so many signs that our People still need all the help they can get, it is a glimmer of positivity to be told that some of the Easements we said would aid in the recovery of our Territory have finally been granted.

September 14th, 2017
Peak Re, Fosun & NAGICO to support restoration in Caribbean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At this time of unprecedented devastation across a wide swath of the Caribbean, and with another powerful storm looking as though it might reprise the damage and disruption of Hurricane Irma, our thoughts and prayers are with the people affected in this terrible event, and those who are safe elsewhere worrying about their loved ones in the islands.

September 5th, 2017
‘Take this storm seriously’ – Shan Mohamed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With Irma forecast to hit the Territory as a destructive Category 5 hurricane on Wednesday September 6, 2017, Nagico Insurance BVI is urging residents, customers or not, to take the warnings seriously and take all the necessary preparations to prevent loss of lives, limbs and property.

August 27th, 2015
‘We need to challenge big banks for better protection of funds’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley believes that the various governments of the Virgin Islands should have dealt more strongly with the question of deposit insurance for banks operating here.

September 9th, 2014
‘No need for Police @ scene of minor accidents’ – CoP David Morris

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police (CoP) David Morris said that there is no need for Police Officers to be present at accident scenes if those accidents are nothing more than ‘fender benders.’

January 8th, 2014
RVIPF seeks support for law abiding scooter operation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Operations by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force within the last two months has resulted in the seizure of ten cycles – five oversized motorbikes and five scooters -- for not being licenced, insured and registered; none of the scooter riders were, at the time of the seizure, wearing helmets.

February 27th, 2013
Govt should raise quality of health care before bringing NHI - RT residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I have a problem giving up my health insurance that covers me wherever I go, to be stuck with this ‘thing’ subjected to the local facility that you have here that is not capable of providing proper healthcare for the population... I would like to have some choices with my money.”

November 5th, 2012
Who will pay? Mixed views at EE/LL Health meeting on who will foot bills

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Mixed views and dissenting voices emerged amidst an appeal by the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) for persons to acquire insurance and other means of paying their bills; revenue expressed as vital for the continuation and enhancement of quality service throughout the organisation.

March 26th, 2012
Wade Smith: “Between $2.7 million to $3 million would be lost” by new Customs & Duties Bill!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The much talked about Customs Management and Duties Amendment Act 2012, an initiative by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith to bring relief to businesses so it can trickle down to customers, will cost the government to lose an estimated $2.7 million to $3 million annually, if and when the new proposed Bill is implemented.



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