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September 14th, 2019
Hurricane disaster survival part 1

By Dickson C. Igwe

Belief that the Virgin Islands may escape an annual devastating hurricane such as Irma, Maria, and Dorian, is simple delusion; it is dangerous complacency.

September 9th, 2019
‘The days of bullying are gone’- Premier to UK Gov't

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in his contention to re-negotiate stipulations surrounding the United Kingdom (UK) Loan Guarantee has reaffirmed that no agreement will be signed unless certain amendments are made.

September 3rd, 2019
‘National Emergency!’ - Premier plans referendum on UK loan guarantee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Reiterating that any agreement between the United Kingdom (UK) and the Virgin Islands (VI) on concerns with the £300M Loan Guarantee offer must be in ‘Black & White’, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says a local referendum may be on the way should UK/VI negotiations fail.

August 24th, 2019
‘We should be able to sit & talk with UK’- Premier

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says with the current issues facing the Virgin Islands (VI) and its decision to take up the UK Loan guarantee offer towards hurricane rebuilding, the territory should be able to sit with the UK and have a discussion on the matter.

August 21st, 2019
‘No time for bickering & confusion’- Premier on UK Loan Guarantee

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – In the first of a series of public consultations on the United Kingdom (UK) £300M Loan Guarantee conundrum facing the territory, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called on the UK government to solidify any verbal commitments made that will address conflicts surrounding stipulations of the Guarantee.

August 20th, 2019
Unelected Governor fires back @ Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In damning allegations, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a Saturday, August 17, 2019 statement had accused United Kingdom (UK) officials in the Virgin Islands (VI) of deliberately failing to investigate the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, leaving the door open for UK imposed policies on the territory’s finances among other strategic plans to control the territory.

August 12th, 2019
Emancipation, Religion & Truths from the Bible

By Alred C. Frett

We are still weak from Emancipation Fever and while we had no repeated August Floods, it is 2years since Hurricane Irma demolished the locally owned Palmgrove Shopping Centre. That is symbolically sad and while I am one of those owners, this is not about me but about less fortunate owners who did all the right things but lost their livelihood through the negligence of Government.

July 22nd, 2019
EU out to damage VI's financial services sector - Gerard St C. Farara QC

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands’ Queen’s Counsel (QC) and member of the Inner Bar, Mr Gerard St. C. Farara, QC, says the European Union (EU) through its Economic Substance requirements has devised a plan to damage the local financial services sector of the Virgin Islands (VI) after achieving limited success in reaching previous detrimental objectives.

May 30th, 2019
BREXIT: UK Gov’t working in interest of VI – Gov Japsert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as the relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and its British Overseas Territories (OTs) reach an impasse where OTs now more than ever are seeking greater autonomy in managing their own affairs, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert says the UK will continue to ensure that the interests of the VI are represented and reflected in its European Union (EU) negotiations.

May 5th, 2019
‘VI needs national vision, strategic plan’ - Gerard St. C. Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Queen’s Counsel (QC), Attorney and member of the Inner Bar, Mr Gerard St. C. Farara says that for the Virgin Islands (VI) to effectively take on constitutional reform, the approach should be based on where the territory wants to be in the future, both in relation to its national development and its external relationship with the United Kingdom (UK).

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