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Local Politics

August 21st, 2019
‘No time for bickering & confusion’- Premier on UK Loan Guarantee

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – In the first of a series of public consultations on the United Kingdom (UK) £300M Loan Guarantee conundrum facing the territory, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called on the UK government to solidify any verbal commitments made that will address conflicts surrounding stipulations of the Guarantee.

August 20th, 2019
Unelected Governor fires back @ Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In damning allegations, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a Saturday, August 17, 2019 statement had accused United Kingdom (UK) officials in the Virgin Islands (VI) of deliberately failing to investigate the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, leaving the door open for UK imposed policies on the territory’s finances among other strategic plans to control the territory.

August 20th, 2019
Caricom planing legal action against European 'Big Boys'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the European Union (EU) continuing to set difficult policies on the Virgin Islands (VI) Financial Services sector, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says these pressures are not just on the VI alone, rather, the entire Caribbean and the Caricom region is looking for ways to fight back.

August 19th, 2019
For better or worst- The deal breaker

By Kenneth G. Gladstone

The NDP administration may never recover from the fatal blow delivered to them by the Virgin Islands’ electorate. The full-blown dissatisfaction of the territory was unreservedly expressed at the polls, and everyone including those who had no interest in local politics, ensured that the handsome gentlemen above will never be allowed to sit in the House of Assembly as government heads again.

August 19th, 2019
‘UK deliberately failed to investigate NDP corruption’ – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Listing a host of financial mismanagement and alleged corruption under the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), in damning allegations, has accused United Kingdom (UK) officials in the Virgin Islands (VI) of deliberately failing to investigate the NDP Government, leaving the door open for UK imposed policies on the territory’s finances.

August 17th, 2019
‘UK demands for loan guarantee far from reasonable’ - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First announced under the Dr D. Orlando Smith, National Democratic Party (NDP) government, the United Kingdom (UK) through a recovery and reconstruction package for the Virgin Islands (VI) had promised up to £300 million in loan guarantees and £10 million in grants to support the Territory's recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017.

August 15th, 2019
VI receives UNDP Chief for high-level talks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Newly appointed United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for Barbados and the Organisation for Easter Caribbean States (OECS), Mr Magdy Martinez-Soliman received a warm welcome from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) for high-level talks on recovery and sustainable development during a UNDP visiting mission to the territory.

August 14th, 2019
'More poverty in VI now than ever' - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Hon Julian Fraser RA, the Third District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, says the territory continues to settle for ‘second-best’ as a people with regards to local industries, and as such, getting short-changed in the offshore business sector.

August 14th, 2019
'Blog, but you also have to be responsible' - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While urging citizens to desist from negative behaviours in cyberspace, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that once the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019 passes, Government will track down persons disseminating damaging and libellous content online.

August 13th, 2019
There’s an ‘entity’ that doesn’t care about the people- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying the government and people have to fight it, Premier and Minister of Finance of the Virgin Islands Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) told the House of Assembly on July 25, 2019 that there is an entity that appears to be insensitive even to the emergency needs of the people of the territory.

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