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February 1st, 2021
Grant from SSB subject to 'rigorous checks & balances' including by SSB- Premier

CAPPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI- The $40 million granted injected into the Government’s Economic Stimulus Plan by Social Security Board (SSB) has come under scrutiny fueled by rumours pedalled mostly by sworn critics of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration; however, the grant is subject to rigorous checks and balances including by SSB to ensure there is no deviation from the agreement or abuse of funds.

April 28th, 2020
Territorial Provisioning Logistical Plan to be audited- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We believe that we must police ourselves,” Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) stated in announcing that Cabinet Ministers led the discussions to ensure the Territorial Provisioning Logistical Plan, which was put in place to ensure no one went hungry during the additional week of 24-hour curfew that ended on April 27, 2020, is audited.

February 6th, 2020
‘I’m accountable for UK money when it comes here’- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I’m accountable for UK money,” were the words of the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor, His Excellency, Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert, in reference to concerns raised by Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser, RA (R3) that monies from the UK should be recorded through a Government apparatus like the treasury, instead of some being funnelled directly to the Governor.

January 3rd, 2020
Time for action on good governance, accountability – Gov Jaspert to Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- His Excellency Governor Augustus J.U Jaspert says he hopes talks of good governance and accountability are more than just buzz words of the Virgin Islands Party-led Government in 2020.

August 19th, 2019
Gov’t to clamp down on illegal use of Crown land

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said Government will be moving to have greater accountability of how Crown lands are used.

June 14th, 2018
Leader of the Opposition Fahie takes meeting to District 3

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Continuing his successful meetings on the sister islands of Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke and Anegada, Leader the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will meet today Thursday, June 14, 2018, with the residents of District 3.

May 28th, 2018
‘NDP violation of the Constitution must stop’- Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) made it clear in a statement issued today May 28, 2018 that when he spoke at the Decision March rally on Thursday May 24, 2018 and when he signed the petition as one of the Leaders of the Territory, “I signed to protect the Virgin Islands Constitution Order of 2007 against any violations locally, regionally and internationally.”

May 28th, 2018
Willock calls on Bishop Cline & Pastor Turnbull to lead another march

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Political aspirant, former Permanent Secretary and son of the soil Mr Julian Willock, who strongly supported the march of May 24, 2018, against the United Kingdom’s decision to impose public registry for beneficial ownership on Overseas Territories in the Caribbean, has called for another march.

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.


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