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November 16th, 2019
Gov't to introduce AirBnB Tax legislation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following an April 30, 2019, Cabinet decision where property owners who lease their homes through AirBnB, are now required to pay hotel accommodation tax in the Virgin Islands (VI), Governor of the Virgin Islands Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert says new AirBnB Tax legislation will soon be introduced.

November 2nd, 2019
Landowners can now get 75% relief on property tax interest

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Property owners in the Virgin Islands (VI) will now get a short period of relief on interest accrued on Property tax for 2018 and previous years under the condition that they pay their outstanding principal tax plus a percentage of the accrued interest.

July 26th, 2019
Unfair Airport Development Fee will be disbanded

Lorna M. George

I am a preacher in the Methodist Church, BVI Circuit so I often travel to Anegada to preach and keep Sunday morning worship at the Anegada Methodist Church.

July 19th, 2017
Winners & losers of work permit fee increases

Alred C. Frett

Replacing Reality with Fantasy and Democracy with Dictatorship: We are all different and yet we are all the same because as the pinnacle of Homo sapiens we share more in common than we differ...

June 27th, 2017
Work permit fee increases – A threat to local companies

Alred C. Frett

If not for Bad Luck the Oppressed would have no Luck:

With all the Madness, Badness and Sadness going on throughout the World one can start from any point and still not know just where to begin… Fabrications and Denials have become a daily way of life and Brand-new Societies are based on Old Racism, Segregation, Class Structure, Colonialism and the willingness of Slave Descendants to Ignore, Accept and Excuse themselves back into Slavery.

February 1st, 2017
Raise taxes on alcohol & cigarettes, not junk foods- VISTS debaters

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- In a unanimous decision following a 28- point difference, the Opposition Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) emerged the winner in the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Inter-Secondary School Debate 2017 on the topic: Higher tax should be levied on ‘Junk Foods’.

December 10th, 2016
Tax chicken imports to encourage local support-Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Vice President of Business at the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotels Association Ms Shaina M. Smith says there is more that can be done from a Government and business owners’ standpoint to encourage self-sustainability in the territory.

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