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January 29th, 2018
RVIPF gets £1.2M from UK

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has received direct funding from the United Kingdom to assist in its operations, which were hampered following the hurricanes of September 2017.

January 10th, 2018
$$$ needed but not at expense of constitutional rights- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United Kingdom (UK) has stipulated the establishment of an Independent Recovery Agency Board that is to coordinate the spending of funds for the recovery efforts for the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 18th, 2017
‘Hatchet man’ needed to downsize civil service, spending- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Talk show host Doug Wheatley has suggested the employment of a ‘hatchet man’ as a possible solution to keeping a balance on the revenue and expenses of the Government of the Virgin Islands.

February 2nd, 2017
What is Gov’t doing with NHI money? - Resident asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "What is Government doing with NHI money?" This a question a resident of the Virgin Islands (UK) said needs to be answered by the management of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme or the responsible Minister, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL).

January 5th, 2017
Sharie ‘Watchman’ de Castro challenges Hon Vanterpool on road works spending

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I am convinced now more than ever that our government officials drive on private roads that we, the ordinary people, do not see or have access to! Please be honest! Who can see or feel a $12.3M improvement of roads in the Virgin Islands?” asked Sharie B.Y. ‘Watchman’ de Castro on social media.

February 1st, 2016
Govt's violation of Protocols was to build economy – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has justified missing the December 31, 2015 deadline for compliance to the UK’s Protocols for Effective Financial Management, saying that building the territory’s economy was more important than savings at this juncture.

December 20th, 2012
The days of spending & throwing money are gone - J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Member and Second District Representative Hon. J. Alvin Christopher is of the belief that Members of the House of Assembly have continually been reversing opportunities to enhance the economy. “We did it right here in this House,” said the Second District Representative during the recently held budget debates in the Fifth Sitting of the Second Session of the Second House of Assembly on December 18, 2012.



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