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July 11th, 2020
'Bear with Gov't' during COVID-19 pandemic - Premier urges public

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Echoing the calls of Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) for the public to have patience ahead of the distribution COVID-19 financial relief, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called of the VI to 'bear with the government' while the relief measures are being implemented.

July 10th, 2020
HoA passed record 15 pieces of legislation in June 2020 - Premier Fahie

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - As part of the aggressive legislative agenda of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), the administration passed a total of 15 pieces of legislation in June 2020 alone.

July 9th, 2020
'Be honest' when applying for COVID-19 relief funds - Hon Penn

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has given the assurance that COVID-19 financial relief is on the way for the people of the Territory, even as he had questioned the legality of the US $40M grant from the Social Security Board (SSB) towards the Fahie administration's economic stimulus plan.

July 9th, 2020
VI can be a pioneer for natural medicine- Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- “My life got saved to be the Premier of this country today through natural medicine. I am not saying that natural medicine doesn’t have its place. I will never say that, that’s ignorance, they both must co-exist,” said Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as he noted that he will be pushing for the Territory to capitalise on the healing and financial benefits of natural medicines.

July 9th, 2020
More quarantine rooms needed for detainees in Immigration custody – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands has said there is need for additional rooms to quarantine persons held by immigration authorities and will be continuing to use Paradise Suites Hotel, owned by Virgin Islands icon and businesswoman Patsy C. Lake, for this purpose.

July 8th, 2020
Cabinet approves penalties for violating COVID-19 measures

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) today, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, approved a range of penalties and fines for both individuals and businesses who violate COVID-19 guidelines meant to prevent the spread of the virus.

July 8th, 2020
Financial & medical status quo 'shall not remain'- Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government- led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1)- motors on with executing their legislative agenda, an act that will challenge the 'status quo' has been amended and passed in the House of Assembly (HoA).

July 8th, 2020
Too many press conferences from unelected Governor- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Saying it is concerning the number of press conferences the current Governor H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert is having, commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has pointed out that previous Governors serving in the Virgin Islands have never injected themselves into public life and politics to the extent of Mr Jaspert.

July 8th, 2020
Cannabis may reduce deadly COVID-19 lung inflammation- Forbes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands seeks to capitalise on the rapidly growing medical marijuana industry with the passing of the Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020, on June 30, 2020, here comes more encouraging news that researches believe Cannabis can reduce deadly COVID-19 lung inflammation.

July 7th, 2020
Gov't has no intention of legalising prostitution, same-sex marriages- Premier

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Amidst concerns from Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) and Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) that the Virgin Islands may become 'Sodom and Gomorrah', through the passage of several controversial legislation, Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has given the assurance that his administration will only push what was in its legislative agenda and nothing else.

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