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July 17th, 2018
$300,000 set aside in recovery fund for VI fishermen, farmers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There is $300,000 set aside in a recovery fund for the farmers and fishermen of the Virgin Islands (VI) this year.

June 22nd, 2018
NDP Govt. budgets no funds for 'sports development' in the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many of the Territory’s star athletes, returned home on June 14, 2018, to much pomp and ceremony, were handed gifts, praises and other accolades for their impressive representation of the Virgin Islands on the international stage; but, government has not budgeted adequately for the development of sports for this year.

June 20th, 2018
No place for students to write examinations?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Ministry of Education and Culture had found itself in a conundrum earlier this year finding accommodation for the students in the Territory, to sit overseas examinations.

January 8th, 2018
Government tight-lipped on appointment of new Deputy Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Last year the Government of the Virgin Islands announced that Deputy Governor Rosalie Adams will end her tenure in February 2018, a month from now.

January 3rd, 2017
Mr Permanent Secretary? Brodrick Penn confirmed to Premier’s PS post!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While our newsroom had this information for some four to five months, but waited for a Government Press Release, which never came, we can confirm that Virgin Islander Mr Brodrick Penn has been confirmed to the post of Permanent Secretary in the Premiers Office.

July 19th, 2016
Carolyn Stoutt-Igwe tipped for Acting PS of DGO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following our first and accurate report on July 18, 2016 that retired civil servant Mrs Rosalie Adams will be named the Acting Deputy Governor, information has since reached this news site that Executive Private Secretary in the Governor’s Office, Mrs Carolyn Stoutt-Igwe has been tipped for the post of Acting Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office (DGO).

May 18th, 2016
6 mths later: Still no minimum wage increase!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite saying that it has a genuine desire to improve the standard of living for all, the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government is still to pass legislation for the minimum wage increase as recommended by the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee since 2015.

March 9th, 2015
Anthony S. McMaster confirmed as Communications & Works PS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Communications and Works has a confirmed Permanent Secretary (PS) in the person of Anthony S. McMaster. He officially replaced Julian Willock who was the last confirmed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works.

February 21st, 2014
‘I have been acting for almost 4 years’ - Michelle Donovan-Stevens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - One would think that the Human Resources Department of the Government of the Virgin Islands would have set an example on the issue of acting appointments. However, this is not the case.

May 22nd, 2013
Update: Local O’Neal-Morton Out! Jamaican Potter in! as PS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Just as was first and accurately reported by this news site on 27, February 2013 it is now official. Indigenous Virgin Islander Mrs. Carolyn O’Neal-Morton, has been forced to retire from the civil service from her post as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Culture.



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