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June 13th, 2019
Locals sidelined for jobs even after understudying expats - Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) recently revealing that the Virgin Islands (VI) has processed thousands of work permits so far for 2019, concerns are being raised over the state of the job market for locals.

May 27th, 2019
VIP Government to review NHI – Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A government review of National Health Insurance (NHI) is on the way with the aim of improving its reach to benefit of all, amidst the many cries that have been made since its introduction by the former National Democratic Party (NDP) administration.

April 23rd, 2019
Small troops revel @ VG Easter Fest Parade

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Seeing the effects of a scaled down Virgin Gorda Easter Fest 2019, the annual parade on Monday, April 22, 2019, was reduced to approximately 10 groups of very small troops in comparison to the large spectacle that was the parade in previous years.

April 17th, 2019
Hon Rymer on the go! Tours Herzog asphalt plant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With a number of paving projects under his watch, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has been extremely active since taking the helm of his ministry earlier this year.

March 14th, 2019
Hon Flax-Charles puts Sister Islands into focus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Junior Minister of Tourism, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has reaffirmed her commitment to the Sister Islands in championing their cause as was promised in her 2019 elections campaign under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

March 5th, 2019
Hon Flax-Charles & ‘Mitch’ collab to push tourism in JVD

WHITE BAY, Jost van Dyke, VI – Right on the heels of the renaming of the Tortola Pier Park (TPP) in honour of late Chief Minister, Cyril B. Romney, the Romney sisters demonstrated their commitment to carrying on his legacy with the opening of yet another entertainment facility, “Ocean 7 Too” on Jost van Dyke.

March 1st, 2019
Ministers Wheatley & Flax-Charles visit Anegada on electrical grid situation

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - Residents of Anegada have been experiencing challenges with their power supply for months.

February 28th, 2019
Hon Fahie Gov't on track, moving with record speed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following reports of infighting over cabinet positions in the new Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) government, senior sources have dispelled the rumour as erroneous, calling it “false news”.

February 27th, 2019
Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles – VG’s first Female Legislator

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Described as a “Red Letter” night in the Virgin Island (VI), the results of the 2019 General Election that saw the people voting for change with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), also recorded some firsts, of the 8 elected from the VIP’s 2019 slate, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) became the first female legislator from the sister island of Virgin Gorda (VG).

February 23rd, 2019
Skelton-Cline berates NDP over UK pressure to legalise same-sex unions

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Following the bombshell report from a United Kingdom (UK) parliamentary committee wanting British Overseas Territories (OTs) to remove belongership status, legalise same-sex marriages and implement the public beneficial ownership registries, outspoken ZBVI ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio host, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is hitting out at the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) government as ultimately responsible.

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