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Local Politics

October 18th, 2019
'I shouldn't be helping the Gov't, but I got to'- Hon Turnbull tells HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When the Eleventh Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands commenced on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the HoA Chambers in Road Town, Tortola, legislators were already primed for what would be a long day of proceedings.

October 17th, 2019
'Greedy capitalists paying no heed to Climate Change'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the Bahamas still grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian that ravaged the country in September of 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says now more than ever, the region and especially the Virgin Islands (VI) must focus on building resilient economies to mitigate the effects of climate change.

October 17th, 2019
Gov't travels to face HoA scrutiny

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When the Seventh Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands commences today Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 10:00am in Road Town, Tortola, the travels of the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led administration will be placed under the microscope in the name of accountability.

October 16th, 2019
Rosan-Jones fires back @ BVITB - 'I have a right to question the Gov't!'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following an October 8, 2019 warning letter accusing her of trying to embarrass the country, BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) employee, Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones aka 'Cindy' has fired back at the Board saying she has a right to question the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration.

October 14th, 2019
Cease or face 'disciplinary action'- BVITB tells 'Cindy' to stop embarrassing VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The ongoing rants and sensational online commentary of resident and BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) employee, Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones aka 'Cindy' has finally caught the attention of the Board who accused her of trying to embarrass not only the office but the territory, along with Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

October 10th, 2019
VI Hurricane Recovery Framework for next 'convenient' HoA Sitting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Cabinet, having established a Borrowing Committee to oversee loans taken under the United Kingdom (UK) Loan Guarantee, will be moving to make public the territory's revised Recovery to Development Plan for 2019-2023, which will serve as the framework to guide the territory’s recovery to development.

October 8th, 2019
‘I visited VG & felt like a celebrity’- Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines said she received the ‘celebrity treatment’ on her latest visit to Virgin Gorda last Saturday, October 6, 2019.

October 7th, 2019
Online petition seeks to stop return of Dolphin Discovery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A petition against the return of Dolphin Discovery in the Virgin Islands (VI) has amassed some 2400 signatures as of Monday, October 7, 2019, on the change.org platform designed to start campaigns, mobilise supporters, and working with decision-makers to drive solutions.

October 4th, 2019
Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard In! Akeem R. Pickering Out! as BVIPA Deputy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) officials have confirmed to our newsroom that former Labour Commissioner and 2015 Seventh District Candidate, Mrs Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard is the new Acting Deputy Managing Director at the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA).

October 2nd, 2019
VI renews call for grants under SIDS initiative

NEW YORK, USA - Special Envoy of Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Mr E. Benito Wheatley has renewed the Virgin Islands’ (VI) call for inclusion in international support to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at the High-Level Mid-Term Review of the SAMOA Pathway at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York on September 27, 2019.

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