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January 25th, 2020
Premier Fahie jets off on personal leave

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After eleven months in office and effective January 23, 2020, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has taken time off from his job and assumed personal leave until January 28, 2020.

January 25th, 2020
Pockwood Pond garbage woes 'will soon be over' - Premier Fahie

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Damaged by a fire in 2018, the Pockwood Pond incinerator and landfill facility has been a constant eyesore than has left residents fuming after smoke from a series of landfill fires haunted the West End of Tortola.

December 30th, 2019
Some 247 Liquor Licences renewed in 2019 – SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as government officials and social commentators have raised concerns over drugs and substance abuse in the Territory, a total of 282 entities were licensed to sell alcohol to Virgin Islanders (VI) in 2019, according to the 2020 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) report.

December 24th, 2019
'Underutilised' public servants may be rotated to other departments- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With in excess of 2500 public officers currently employed in the Public Service, according to Director of Human Resources (DHR) Michelle Donovan-Stevens, the Government may be looking to rotate employees who are not being 'fully utilised' in the system.

December 21st, 2019
Stiff fines when VI bulk material cleanup ends

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Declaring war on bulk garbage materials stored up across the territory, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says that bins have been placed throughout the territory for the receipt of the materials and that stiff fines will come if materials are not disposed of correctly in the allotted time.

December 20th, 2019
40 farmers to be trained to grow marijuana - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) prepares to enter the medical marijuana business, the plan is to train some 40 farmers to cultivate a special strand of the plant on 40 acres of land earmarked in Paraquita Bay.

December 18th, 2019
‘Incinerator will be back in operation after the holidays’- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents of West End and other areas affected by frequent landfill fires at Pockwood Pond will have to endure for just a little while more as, according to Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL), the solid waste incinerator will be back in operation after the holidays.

December 17th, 2019
Hon Carvin Malone gets his turn as Deputy Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The rotation of Ministers of Government to serve as Deputy Premier for a period of three months continues under the ‘unconventional’ Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, with Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) sworn in as Deputy Premier today, Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

December 13th, 2019
'I am Deputy Premier until Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019'- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has shut down inaccurate media reports that he was appointed Deputy Premier indefinitely as reported by local tabloid BVI Platinum.

November 12th, 2019
Legislators reflect on passing of Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the tragic news of the passing of the Virgin Islands' first Premier and Member Emeritus of the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE yesterday, November 11, 2019, tributes have begun to flow from members of the HoA.

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