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December 13th, 2019
AG Baba F. Aziz out by 2020; Hon Fahie says VIslander should hold post

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ahead of the February 2020 end of contract for current Attorney General (AG), Mr Baba F. Aziz, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has signalled that the contract may not be renewed and for his replacement, the government is looking to have the position filled by a Virgin Islander.

June 26th, 2019
'Get rid of unnecessary exams' – Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Exit Proficiency Examination (EPE) pass mark adjusted to "align with school standards," according to subject Minister for Education, Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), many including Opposition Leader, Marlon A. Penn (R8) have been criticising the move.

June 24th, 2019
‘Premier’s conscience got the best of him’ – Julio S. Henry on D4 Saga

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock moving on June 17, 2019 asking the Court of Appeal to drop the hearing against Fourth District Representative-Elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool, radio host and social commentator Julio S. Henry, in commending the move, has said Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie’s (R1) conscience played a factor in him stepping in as a pacifier.

June 18th, 2019
‘Personal attacks on me & family uncalled for' – Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken social commentator, Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones aka 'Cindy' says she intends to make an example of anonymous bloggers across the various news websites in the Virgin Islands (VI), who continue to allegedly attack her personally for sharing her views on issues within the territory.

June 9th, 2019
'BVI is a lawless place' - Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP), ‘Clear path to regularisation: residency and belonger status’ programme has been postponed for reshaping and public consultation, the initiative continues to face some amount of public criticism.

May 23rd, 2019
‘Born your children them here’ – Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Since its announcement, the Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP) ‘Fast Track Initiative’ rolled out by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been sparking an ongoing immigration debate over the need to protect the rights of indigenous Virgin Islanders while regularising immigrants who now call the Virgin Islands (VI) home.

May 22nd, 2019
‘Gov’t might have hidden agenda’ - Picko Moff on Fast Track Initiative

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – ‘Why the rush?’ continues to be the persistent question surrounding the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ‘Fast Track Initiative’ announced by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over the urgent need to grant Residency and Belonger status to persons residing in the territory fifteen years and more.

May 20th, 2019
D4 saga is ‘a pissing contest’ - Elton Callwood

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the case surrounding House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock Vs Fourth District Representative-Elect Mark H. Vanterpool heading to the Court of Appeal for the final decision, social commentator Elton Callwood is calling the entire debacle a "pissing contest", meaning a competition between rivals to determine superiority and predominance.

May 17th, 2019
'Fast Track Initiative' causing division, but Premier is right – Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the debate over immigration reform in the Virgin Islands (VI) continues, it appears that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ‘Fast Track Initiative’ led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is creating some amount of rift over whether the move by the administration to regularise expats living and working in the Virgin Islands for 15 years and more should be priority at this time.

May 3rd, 2019
‘Proof will be in the pudding’ - Skelton-Cline defends $98k contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ZBVI ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, has broken his silence regarding the controversial $98,000 contract given to him by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government through his consultancy firm, Grace Consultants.

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