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March 15th, 2017
BVIHSA ambulances @ shelf life; Over $1.5M to accredit hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While testifying before the House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee as it deliberated the 2017 Budget, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority Mrs Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch told the body there are only two ambulances on Tortola.

March 12th, 2017
TB Lettsome airport departure tax scrapped, payments now in airline tickets

BEEF ISLAND, VI- Passengers travelling regionally or internationally using the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport at Beef Island will no longer be required to pay their $20.00 departure tax directly at the airport booth.

March 9th, 2017
Gov’t officers to use Social Network to save money when overseas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands is always criticised for its reckless spending and lack of financial accountability. Even the United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE has gone public on the careless spending and the lack of priorities in spending decisions and practice.

March 8th, 2017
‘We desperately need equipment’-PWD Director Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Yet another government Department is in trouble and cannot carry out its mandate due to financial hardship, while Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) continues to claim that “the economy is robust.”

March 5th, 2017
Firefighting efforts in trouble; 1 out of 3 stations opened on Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The fall out because of lack of government funding and priorities in spending continues to be felt in some critical safety areas.

March 4th, 2017
13 years later, Millions spent on ASSI, still no Civil Aviation Dept for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After some 13 years (2004) since the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) killed the government Civil Aviation Department and allowed the British based Air Safety Support International (ASSI) to be the Virgin Islands Regulator of the civil aviation industry, there is little hope of the Government Department returning.

May 11th, 2016
Convicted criminals, persons of bad character cannot obtain taxi license- Kye Rhymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While testifying before the House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee, as it deliberated on the 2016 Budget in February of this year, the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles Mr Kye Rhymer explained what disqualifies a person from obtaining a taxi license.

May 4th, 2016
Senior citizens homes on Tortola & VG still overcrowded years later

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For well over eight (8) years and counting the Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly, located in Road Town on the main Island of Tortola, has faced overcrowding.

May 2nd, 2016
Chicken & eggs @ HMP & 20 years later huge cost for trucking water!

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- With all the challenges the Virgin Islands face, the territory’s lone incarceration centre- Her Majesty’s Prison- is not without its share.

April 2nd, 2016
Financial Services Sector rocked by decline & Black Listing- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Critics of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration continue to preach that the Administration is not good at handling regional and international matters, in particular the Financial Services Sector.


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