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April 27th, 2018
'$50M loan agreement is not something you glance through'- Hon Christian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honourable Archibald C. Christian (AL), Junior Minister for Tourism, during the Fourth Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on Thursday April 26, 2018, expressed that there must be an “informal” meeting with all the members of the House to understand documents that need approval in the House especially when it is debating something as important as borrowing $50 million from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

April 9th, 2018
Please explain how the Virgin Islands Recovery & Development Agency Act of 2018 passed?

Anonymous opinion

Somehow after days of acrimonious testimony in the House of Assembly that revealed a shocking absence of transparency regarding this legislation, deep divisions within the National Democratic Party, and a general lack of understanding about public finance, the House of Assembly found it prudent to pass this legislation without any further public commentary.

March 26th, 2018
'You don’t help the people, we going to get hang' - Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the members of the House of Assembly (HoA) are in a heated debate over the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), Minister Communication and Works, told the House during his contribution that if the people of the territory does not receive the needed help, they will “hang” them, while adding that the members should not turn away the help from the United Kingdom (UK).

March 13th, 2018
'We need help! We need external funding' - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There have been many residents and even some members in his own party who are against the United Kingdom's (UK) stipulated framework for the territory's recovery, following the devastating hurricanes of September 2017.

April 25th, 2016
Hon Fraser’s ‘mistrust’ of NDP Gov't offends HoA Members

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chiding the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government for not coming to the House and “leveling” with the people and that it was tantamount to deception, Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said he was given no choice but to not support the Government’s bid in the House of Assembly to secure a $25M line of credit to keep Government afloat.

April 16th, 2015
Works Minister denies road works an election gimmick

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) today April 16, 2015 signed an agreement for the controversial loan of $16 million from the Social Security Board (SSB) for the construction of roads in the territory.

April 7th, 2015
Gov't bent on operating without accountability – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior member of the Virgin Islands Party, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the non-transparent manner in which the National Democratic Party (NDP) government intends to spend the $16 million loaned from the Social Security Board (SSB) on the eve of General Elections is of concern to everyone as it demonstrates that the government is bent on operating without accountability.

February 9th, 2015
BVI Electricity Corporation seeking $35M Loan for expansion!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is seeking a loan of $35 Million US to expand its Development Programme.

August 23rd, 2012
Hon. Alvin Christopher: “No works going on in my district”!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Second district representative and Virgin Islands Party Opposition member Hon. J. Alvin Christopher has addressed concerns about the slow pace of implementation for projects in his district, suggesting that Government, after only nine months in office, may only now be finding their feet.

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