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July 30th, 2012
Peace programme successful in helping abusive VI men – Magistrate Richards

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Evidently, domestic abuse and disputes between a man and woman, husband and wife, are very prevalent in the communities and homes of the Virgin Islands (VI), and in efforts to mend those relationships, when brought before the Magistrate’s court, those partners are asked to attend and participate in a local programme dubbed ‘Partnership for Peace’ (PFP) which is seen as a successful programme in the court’s eyes, namely Magistrate Tamia Richards.

July 27th, 2012
War in HOA – Fahie tells Premier to Bell that Cat!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the 1st District Hon. Andrew Fahie did not mince words last evening in the House of Assembly but lashed out heavily at a Government Minister for creating a culture of disrespect to elected officials like himself on the opposition side, and called on the Premier of the Territory to, “Bell that Cat”.

July 27th, 2012
Hon. Christopher defends Media’s Right to Freedom of Expression!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a show of solidarity with the media fraternity, 2nd District Representative, Honourable J. Alvin Christopher yesterday, July 26, 2012, defended the media’s right to freedom of expression in a statement in the House of Assembly (HOA).

July 26th, 2012
REPORT - Lease holders owe Wickham’s Cay Development over $1M!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As documented by management and staff of the Wickham’s Cay Development Authority, one major issue faced by the Authority is when it is time to collect rent and premium from lease holders, where they avoid payment which has resulted

July 26th, 2012
Students to design personal school flags, Hon. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In accordance with efforts being made to preserve the culture and traditions of the Virgin Islands (VI), a topic that became evidently personal and important to Hon. Myron Walwyn, he disclosed that in September 2012, with the opening of schools, students would be invited to create their own school flags.

July 25th, 2012
Walwyn's new target, the VI media!

ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VI - In what many in the media fraternity described as another attack on media rights and fundamental freedom of the press, the Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn, in a statement in the House of Assembly (HOA) on July 24, 2012 claimed that looking at the “media today, one realises that something has gone wrong and we seem to have lost our way”.

July 25th, 2012
Oh Beautiful Virgin Islands is VI’s Territorial Song!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Members of the House of Assembly (HOA) submitted their votes yesterday, July 25, 2012 at the Eight Sitting of the First Session of the Second House of Assembly, which resulted in ‘Oh Beautiful Virgin Islands’ being chosen as the Territory’s National song and the male design of option number 1 and the female design of option number 2, collaborated to form the National Dress of the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 24th, 2012
Fahie & Vanterpool clash over “unanswered” questions on CDB loan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following a more than 15 minute back and forth regarding the list of projects that will be executed under the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) $15.7 million loan, 1st District Representative Hon. Andrew Fahie still did not seem to get the answer he was looking for and described the lack of information he was seeking as a “questionable procedure”.

July 24th, 2012
Hon. Fraser to pepper Government with questions in HOA!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On July 24, 2012, the eight sitting of the first session of the second House of Assembly or Parliament of the Virgin Islands was held.

July 16th, 2012
Gov’t spent close to $5 million for rent in 2010-DGO report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many tax payers are not aware that one of the biggest clients in the Virgin Islands for the rental of houses, office spaces and accommodation, buildings, storage, land and even equipment is the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI).

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