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July 9th, 2012
Hon. Vanterpool: SSB money is for the pensioners

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Just because we might have the Social Security Board money down here that does not belong to us, that belongs to the pensioners,” declared Minister for Communications and Works, Mark Vanterpool at the recent House of Assembly Sitting during his debate on the motion to review the Protocols for Effective Financial Management that was signed between the Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

April 4th, 2012
Premier: Hospital parking lot project “imminent”

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The hospital parking lot project, which was suspended last year, will resume shortly since Government has a clear understanding of what is going to be done, the Territory’s leader divulged on NDP Radio talk show on April 3, 2012.

March 29th, 2012
“I will be right here!”- Police Commissioner Frazer on retirement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “I am not going to bid you farewell because I am not going anywhere, I will be right here. I assure you that in any point in time any of you, to the constable to the commissioner, can call on me and I would be of any advice or council that I can and is within my remit, and when I say anytime I say anytime within reason”, were the words of Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Reynell Frazer at his farewell parade today March 29, 2012 at Festival Ground.

February 23rd, 2012
Tourism Development Plan to be reviewed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Tourism Development Plan, which was formulated in the 1990’s is in the process of being reviewed and according to Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith, all stakeholders will be involved.

February 7th, 2012
Feb. 7: No six-day Tortola/Anegada Ferry service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Today February 7, 2012 was announced by Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith as the day for the commencement of the 6-day ferry service from Tortola to Anegada, however, this is yet to begin and may not start until another two weeks.

January 21st, 2012
Premier and Deputy represent VI at regional and int’l forums

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE and Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Resources and Labour Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering are leading delegations to regional and international forums in the Caribbean and Europe this week.

January 19th, 2012
Inflation levels in Territory manageable- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- To date, inflation levels in the Territory have been manageable and comparable to other Overseas Territories such as Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.

January 5th, 2012
Selkridge: True Ambassador; stunning example of skill, talent & endeavour!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Finishing her 2011 season with 379 Kills, 119 Blocks and 462.5 Points, Danielle Selkridge celebrated the end of her Christmas holidays with a fitting ceremony on Wednesday January 4, 2012 at the Central Administration Complex.

December 25th, 2011
2011 Christmas Message by Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - [Posted: 12 a.m.] There is an old saying, love can move any mountain; it can weather the storm; and it can bring us back to where we belong. This is the true spirit of the Virgin Islander. The legacy of our forefathers. The cornerstone of a Caribbean people and the true essence of Christmas.

November 30th, 2011
No green light for CDB loan this year?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI (Posted 6:31 am) - From all indications, it is unlikely that the United Kingdom (UK) will grant approval for the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) loan successfully negotiated by the previous Government to be accessed for spending this year.


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