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January 5th, 2020
Wade N. Smith now Acting Director @ FIA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Commissioner of Customs and Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) District 5 candidate in the 2019 General Elections of the Virgin Islands, Mr Wade N. Smith, is now Acting Director at the Financial Investigation Agency (FIA).

January 2nd, 2020
Premier Fahie's private bodyguards replaced by RVIPF officers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the security of Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1)—that was handled by a private firm—has now been taken over by ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

December 27th, 2019
‘I did not get it done' but create a City Council for RT– Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Fourth District Representative and former Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool said despite not being successful during his tenure in office to establish a City Council for Road Town, he is hopeful that the incumbent Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye. M Rymer (R5) will make it a reality.

December 17th, 2019
Hon Vanterpool defends Skelton-Cline's consultancy contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool, in responding to the question on the contract extension of Government consultant, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, said Government has the right to issue consultancies to push forward their agenda.

December 16th, 2019
Hon Vanterpool wants elected Reps to stop assisting persons financially

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition legislator Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has called for the $10,000 per month given to each District Representative to assist constituents, be instead channelled to the Social Development Department in the Ministry of Health.

November 18th, 2019
'TPP investment was one of the best VI made' - Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Even though the project has a cost totalling some $85 million-plus, including cost overruns of at least $40 million for the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park Project (TPP), former Communications and Works Minister, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) insists that the TPP investment was one of the best the territory ever made.

November 15th, 2019
Premier calls out 'hypocrisy' in claims of nepotism & cronyism in VIP Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Calling the Opposition debates a 'facade' over claims that his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government is involved in nepotism and cronyism, in addition to victimising and dismissing board members since taking office, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew Fahie (R1) has fired back at the hypocrisy coming from especially Opposition Members of the past National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

November 15th, 2019
‘Forgive the debts’ of delinquent Crafts Alive vendors- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of Crafts Alive vendors owing the ‘City’ in excess of half a million dollars came up for discussion at a press conference called by the Opposition on November 13, 2019.

November 13th, 2019
Opposition accuses Hon Fahie led Gov't of Nepotism & Cronyism

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The VI Opposition, led by Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has accused the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration of marginalising Virgin Islanders out of top government jobs, issuing consultancies to party loyalists and victimising its outspoken critics; however, was hesitant to provide proof.

November 12th, 2019
Legislators reflect on passing of Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the tragic news of the passing of the Virgin Islands' first Premier and Member Emeritus of the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE yesterday, November 11, 2019, tributes have begun to flow from members of the HoA.

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