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April 4th, 2018
'Changes to Recovery Agency bill should have been shared publicly' - Gerard St C. Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “There is really a need for us in the BVI to be looking at the rules and procedures of the House of Assembly. In many respect, they do not really do enough to speak to the democratic process and we need to focus on that.”

March 10th, 2018
Cashless in a cash filled world

Dickson Igwe

The western world is overflowing with cash. This is a consequence of quantitative easing, and monetary stimulus, combined with fearful and debt laden consumers. The following story asserts that the [British] Virgin Islands inhabits a paradoxical place. It sits between a UK austerity culture, and a world apparently drowning in cash. But the country cannot access that cash.

March 1st, 2018
'Things would be different if tourist or white person is shot'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and social commentator commends Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert and Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, for having a joint press conference to address security and crime, he believes that they need to be aware that there is a sense of fear and security should be made an immediate priority.

February 23rd, 2018
‘We are ready to march with you against Gov't'- Resident tells Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - During a public meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola, held by Third District Representative, Honourable Julian Fraser RA, he stated that the government does not need to borrow so much money which will put the territory in a vulnerable place.

February 21st, 2018
‘We will not just sit by & let Gov’t be the boss’- BVI Christian Council

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We have seen over the years that there is a lack of accountability to our voters, to our members. We have seen the marginalisation of our representatives. So those who we elect and send to represent us, we find that their voices have been shut down and quieted to a point where not much of what the people have to say get further than the ears of the representatives, because they are shut down at a Governmental level.”

February 16th, 2018
Names of working recovery group revealed

WICKHAM'S CAY I, Tortola, VI – During a press conference on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Office of the Premier, located in the Central Administration Complex, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, announced some of the names that make up the ‘working group’ to man ongoing recovery efforts.

February 16th, 2018
‘Things being implemented by UK right on top of us’- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ever since the publication of sections of the letter called ‘High Level Framework for UK support to the BVI Hurricane Recovery’ written to the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), many persons speculated that there was much more going on that residents were not being made aware of.

February 6th, 2018
Has the Recovery Agency Board been named?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There seems to be confusion over whether a Recovery Agency Board has been set up by the Dr D. Orlando Smith (AL) led Administration.

February 1st, 2018
Global Financial Secrecy Index lists VI at # 16

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On the heels of the United Kingdom (UK) upper chambers, the House of Lords, voting down a proposal on January 24, 2018 for the Virgin Islands (VI) and other Overseas Territories (OTs) to implement a public register that would reveal the names of beneficial owners of financial offshore companies registered in the Territory, the VI has found itself ranked number 16 on the 2018 Financial Secrecy Index (FSI) by the Tax Justice Network (TJN).

January 29th, 2018
Premier Smith ignores Opposition Leader’s call for CDB loan breakdown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has ignored the call by Opposition Leader and Representative for the First District, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, to name the members of the Independent Recovery Agency Board and outline the plans for the spending and monitoring of the $65 million Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) loan.



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