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February 17th, 2018
‘Multiple support channels will ease long lines @ Immigration Dept’- Kevon S. Lettsome

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A young Virgin Islander and community activist, currently furthering his studies overseas, has proposed a solution to the long lines at Immigration Department.

January 27th, 2018
Local food is better than ‘garbage’ from USA- VG Resident

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A contributor to the dialogue between the National Democratic Party (NDP) government and the people of the territory via a series of on-going community meetings has sounded the call for government to do more for local farmers and farming in the territory amidst the constant cries of rising prices for imported produce.

January 19th, 2018
TB Lettsome Airport will be placed in hands of private investors- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport at Beef Island could be placed in the hands of private investors as the National Democratic Party (NDP) seeks to forge ahead with the controversial project despite challenges to it.

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.

May 31st, 2017
‘Have a heart’- local boaters to Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V Walwyn (AL), during the debate of the Cruising Permit (Amendment) Act, 2017 at the Seventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly on Monday May 29, 2017, said persons who own local boats should no longer enjoy special seasonal rates for cruising permits, it did not sit well with a number of local boat owners.

January 4th, 2017
Pakistan hopes to host West Indies for T20s despite security concerns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Pakistan said on Tuesday January 3, 2016 that it hoped the West Indies would agree to play two Twenty20 internationals in the country in March despite security concerns.

December 3rd, 2014
‘I never approved any $1m fence for ESHS!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) dismissed as political chatter a statement being circulated that under his watch a perimeter fence was approved for the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) to the tune of $1 million.

July 3rd, 2013
Minister Walwyn gets support for citizenship proposal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident has expressed strong support for Education Minister, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn’s proposal that all children born in the Virgin Islands (VI) be made automatic citizens.

June 3rd, 2013
Healthcare fee increases on the horizon at BVIHSA- Carty-Baptiste

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority has disclosed that her organisation is still working through challenges in the adjustments for its proposed fee schedule.

February 28th, 2013
NDP Govt had no interest in working out agreement- Allen Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “It wasn’t that I wasn’t able to fulfil my agreement in the first place it was that the Government couldn't fulfil its agreement,” were the words of owner of Gemini Import and Export, Mr L. Allen Wheatley on the failed arrangement between him and Government for the supply of fish and two Walk-in-freezers to the BVI Fishing Complex.

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