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July 15th, 2019
Irma’s ‘price hiking’ covered in Consumer Protection Bill – Premier Fahie

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – As reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) on July 11, 2019 that the proposed Consumer Protection Act did not cover ‘price gouging’, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has moved to point out that while the legislation is indeed missing that term, it instead uses the term ‘price hiking’ in the bid to protect consumers from the practice.

June 14th, 2019
'Deputy Gov’s Office holding up increment payments' – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the government has done its part regarding making funds available for the payment of the long overdue increments to civil servants and it is now for the Human Resources (HR) Department of the Deputy Governor’s Office to announce a date and release the funds.

May 31st, 2019
‘Put immigration issue to rest for a while’– Hon Maduro-Caines

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Sixth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines has finally broken her silence regarding the Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP) ‘Clear path to regularisation: Residency and Belonger Status Programme,’ led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

May 20th, 2019
Stonewalled! No paper trail in $7.2M BVI Airways deal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Having now to answer for the $7.2M BVI Airways deal that crumbled under the previous Premier, Dr. D. Orlando Smith’s National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) dropped a bombshell that even as the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is now at the helm of government, little to no information can be found on the botched project and missing funds.

May 7th, 2019
'No Comments' – Speaker mum after D4 saga defeat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Justice Ann-Marie Smith ruling that Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Member-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool be sworn into the HoA, Speaker Julian Willock remains silent on whether or not he intends to respect the ruling.

May 2nd, 2019
Walwyn Lied! ‘No increments in NDP draft budget’ – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Former Legislator Myron V. Walwyn, who made an election campaign promise to pay long overdue Civil Servant increments on March 15, 2019—on condition of being re-elected to government—has been exposed once again for trying to hoodwink the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) in his failed scheme to become the nation’s Premier.

April 30th, 2019
UPDATE: 2019 Budget in final stages; Awaiting Governor's assent

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands (VI) 2019 Budget estimates passed in the House of Assembly (HoA) on Friday, April 26, 2019, to the tune of $427.657.383, the Bill called “The Appropriation Act 2019” is now in its final stage before it can be fully utilised.

April 27th, 2019
Early grumblings in a Govt's first term

By Dickson C. Igwe

Smart politicians pay heed to early disenchantment from voters. Why: because to be forewarned is to be forearmed

April 13th, 2019
Brexit may never happen

By Dickson C. Igwe

Brexit was never sustainable. Why? Because Brexit was an act of political expediency by David Cameron to appease the right Wing of Britain’s Conservative Party who are anti-European Integration: Europhobe. The Brexit referendum of 2016 backfired, leaving the UK mired in crisis.

April 8th, 2019
Know VI Constitution like the Bible - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and radio host Mr Claude. O. Skelton-Cline is urging the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to get themselves familiar with the Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007, just like they are familiar with the Bible and other religious texts.

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