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December 26th, 2017
Banks telling people foolishness- Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) has blasted banks in the Virgin Islands for what he called “asking them [residents] to do all sort of foolish things that doesn’t make any sense and putting people through additional expenses” following damages to their properties by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September.

March 2nd, 2017
It’s ‘crazy’ that banks don’t accept NHI card as ID- Hon Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A concern that members of the public have raised before- banks refusing to accept a National Health Insurance (NHI) card as a form of identification- was brought to the House of Assembly on March 1, 2017 by Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL).

August 27th, 2015
‘We need to challenge big banks for better protection of funds’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley believes that the various governments of the Virgin Islands should have dealt more strongly with the question of deposit insurance for banks operating here.

November 25th, 2014
Premier breaks silence on bank breaches!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith in breaking Government’s silence on the recent spate of security breaches at Scotiabank BVI and others said that there are plans to introduce legislation to protect account holders from crimes of this very nature.

August 4th, 2013
Consulates and the Vatican in chaos as HSBC tells them to find another bank

Mail Online

Diplomats in London have been thrown into chaos after Britain’s biggest bank, HSBC, sacked them as customers and gave them 60 days to move their accounts.

December 22nd, 2011
Some VI banks are worse than the mafia – Hon. Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Most of the lending institutions in the Virgin Islands make it difficult for people to get loans, which something 2nd district representative Alvin Christopher wants Government to address.

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