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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.

January 22nd, 2018
Hon Fahie gives Dr Smith 7 days to show how CDB loan will be spent

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the First District, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie is once again calling on the Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) led government to be transparent and accountable with the territory’s purse.

January 3rd, 2018
‘It’s a different ball game’- Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although opting to abstain from voting on the Motion in the House of Assembly for approval to be given to Government to borrow money from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Acting Minister for Education and Culture and Sixth District Representative Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines, has said she does not disagree that the Territory needed the money from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to help in the rebuilding efforts following the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

December 21st, 2017
Sold out? Rules for hurricane loans demonstrate mistrust of NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following hurricanes Irma and Maria that destroyed the Virgin Islands (VI) and the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) regime of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), who has admitted via answers to questions in the House of Assembly (HoA) that the NDP Government left the country broke following the 2015 snap elections, now comes a new twist.

November 14th, 2017
More Lies! Dr Smith commits VI to new $2.85M CDB loan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was clear that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) had a rough time yesterday November 13, 2017 with his answers to questions in the House of Assembly.

March 8th, 2017
Small pool of contractors getting CDB projects

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Autland Heavy Equipment and Company Limited's Managing Director Dion K. Crabbe has expressed concern that not many small contractors are reaching the requirement for Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) projects.

August 3rd, 2014
Belize Gets $10.5 Million Loan For Small Business Development

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Belize has reveived a $10.5 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank, the bank announced last week.

November 6th, 2013
Stop running sewerage lines in drains – EE/LL resident

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Government has been told to stop the practice of running sewerage lines in drains in the East End/Long Look area, a concern Dr. Drexel Glasgow, the Project Manager to oversee all projects to be executed under the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) loan of $15.7M, agrees exists.

October 1st, 2013
Works Minister complains of red tape with CDB loan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool has revealed that government has been experiencing difficulty with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) loan of $15.6M which was approved in May, 2012.

February 8th, 2013
I have nothing to administer!- Hon. J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “As a District Representative I don’t have anything to administer.” This is according to Second District Representative Hon. J. Alvin Christopher in a recent exclusive interview with Virgin Islands News Online as he made a call for a reform of the existing system which he believes does not cater for District Representatives to effectively live up to the expectations of those who would have contributed to them being in the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands.



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