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August 21st, 2019
‘You don’t need no RDA!’- Julio S. Henry

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Recalling the historic and proud achievement in 1978 by the late Chief Minister Mr Willard Wheatley, who took the Virgin Islands out of Grant-in-Aid, which then resulted in the turnaround of the Virgin Islands economy, commentator Julio S. Henry aka’ Sam’ has urged Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to renegotiate the terms and conditions of the United Kingdom Loan Guarantee or refuse the offer.

July 11th, 2019
Price gouging & tenancy not included in proposed Consumer Protection Act

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The ninety-nine (99) pages of the Government’s proposed Consumer Protection Act does not cover price gouging; however, this is a separate document being worked on as, according to Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), “that one is a greater challenge.”

July 4th, 2019
‘Proposal on table' regarding extra school year – Dr Wheatley

By Chassidy M. Leonard

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “What’s working well, we have to keep that. What’s not working so well, there are some discussions about it to see how we can improve it,” Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) stated on the 3D Show with host Doug Wheatley on ZBVI 780 AM on June 28, 2019, regarding his approach to his portfolios.

June 20th, 2019
Territory's beaches mostly developed in ad hoc manner- Draft Beach Use Policy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Draft Beach Use Policy, which seeks to clearly define what constitutes a beach, the governmental agencies responsible for management and maintenance, as well as the different kinds of permission that must be sought when persons in the community wish to have events and activities on beaches, has been released to the public for input.

June 19th, 2019
Consultations on controversial 'additional school year' begin today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public, from today June 19, 2019, will be given an opportunity to make their input into the decision whether to shelve or keep the additional school year controversially instituted into public secondary schools by the former Minister for Education Mr Myron V. Walwyn.

June 2nd, 2019
Only expats of 20 plus years to be considered for regularisation- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After holding some seven public meetings and several private ones on the ‘Clear path to regularisation: Residency and Belonger Status Programme,’ and taking into consideration the recommendations from the people, the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI), led by Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has decided to increase the years to qualify for status under the programme.

May 21st, 2019
If US sweeps VI of green card holders '90% will be gone'- Premier Fahie

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Speaking at a consultation meeting on the ‘fast track’ Residency and Belonger Status Regularisation initiative to give status to eligible persons residing in the Virgin Islands (VI) for fifteen years and more, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the practice of Virgin Islanders birthing their children out of the territory is eating away at the "indigenous" population.

May 17th, 2019
2nd & 3rd readings of Immigration & Passport (Amendment) Act ‘deleted’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Second and Third Readings for the Bill entitled Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act has been pulled from the Order Paper at the Third Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands today, May 17, 2019.

February 1st, 2018
JvD residents want better services following hurricanes

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- It was the sister island of Jost van Dyke’s turn last evening Wednesday January 31, 2018 for the National Democratic Party’s road show on the recovery plan.

January 25th, 2018
‘Listen to the people in the trenches’ - Dr Vincent G. Scatliffe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Fourth District Representative Dr Vincent G. Scatliffe has appealed to the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to listen to "the people in the trenches" for the country to move forward.

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