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September 25th, 2018
Governor Jaspert upset over VI Recovery Plan snag HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The much-touted Recovery and Development Plan continues to hit snags legislatively, to the extent that the document did not make it into the September 20, 2018, sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA), much to the dismay of the Territory’s Governor, His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert.

September 15th, 2018
Works Minister blasted for non-functioning sewerage plant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Member of the opposition, Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3), blasted Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) for the apparent lacklustre approach in getting the sewerage plant at Burt Point, Tortola functional.

September 15th, 2018
Customs seizes Klass Electronics @ TPP for not declaring goods

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Her Majesty’s Customs (HMC) on Thursday, September 13, 2018, seized Klass Electronics store located in the Tortola Pier Park (TPP).

September 13th, 2018
Speaker Moses presides over HoA despite announced as NDP candidate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There was some tension, at the beginning of Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Third House of Assembly today, Thursday September 13, 2018, despite the Opposition Leader Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), being absent.

September 13th, 2018
VI needs comprehensive approach to health issues—Dr Samuel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There is need for a more comprehensive approach in the manner with which the Virgin Islands (VI) treats with medical challenges, a notion raised recently by Vice President of the VI Alzheimer Association, Dr June M. Samuel—as the Territory joins with the world in Observing Alzheimer’s Month.

September 12th, 2018
More BVI Airways Questions for September 13, 2018 HoA Sitting—Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Questions on the tax payers $7.2 M squandered on BVI Airways—that never flew and with Government not collecting a dime back, is not going away anytime soon and will be the Legacy of outgoing Premier Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith (AL)—are back on the Order Paper.

September 12th, 2018
Natalie O. Hodge is Deputy Chief Information Officer (ag)

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ms Natalie O. Hodge has been appointed to act as Deputy Chief Information Officer in the Department of Information and Public Relations effective July 9, 2018, according to the Government Information Service (GIS) in a press statement today, September 12, 2013.

September 12th, 2018
Another St Lucian gets top Job in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has announced that Saint Lucian native, Shawn Innocent, has been appointed as a full-time Magistrate for a period of six months, with effect from September 3, 2018.

September 12th, 2018
Ports Authority seeks $5M more from First Caribbean Bank

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was in 2014 that the BVI Ports Authority obtained a $50 million loan from First Caribbean International Bank, to help fund the Ports Development project.

September 12th, 2018
Speaker’s impartial rule now in question?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The ability of the Speaker of the House of Assembly—Ms Ingrid A. Moses Scatfliffe—to preside over its sittings as an impartial adjudicator, is being called into question—in light of in light of reports, she will be running for Office, as an At-Large Candidate, on the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) ticket.



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