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September 7th, 2020
'Manage your money very, very wisely'- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has issued a call to persons in the Territory to be cautious when spending money in this COVID-19 era.

May 18th, 2020
COVID-19… Harsher than I like but just as true as always

Alred C. Frett

Good Government is always for the People by the People:

As staunch supporters of Good Governance, we expect Governments to do what they think is right and, even if they fall short, we can appreciate their effort… I join in giving our Government that praise… However, until the Mission is accomplished, we would expect any good Government to welcome fair assessment and progressive ideas… That and nothing more is my objective.

February 10th, 2020
'Funerals ain't cheap!' $17K spent on caskets in 9th District – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI- Between Virgin Gorda and Anegada, Ninth District Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley revealed that $17,000 was spent in 2019 on caskets.

December 14th, 2019
The Thrift Paradox

By Dickson C. Igwe

There are two types of player in the market economy: the producer and the consumer. Producers and consumers can be further described as savers and spenders; and lenders and borrowers. This is an important dichotomy of the marketplace.

April 11th, 2019
Hon Wheatley wants frugal spending on Festivals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) some $300K in debt as accumulated under the Dr D. Orlando Smith led National Democratic Party (NDP) government, the committee is looking to spend this year’s $710k budget as frugal and as wisely as possible given the current rebuilding atmosphere in the Virgin Islands (VI).

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.

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