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March 15th, 2019
VI avoided same-sex marriage ‘like a plague’ - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Member and Chairman of Progressives United (PU) Hon Julian Fraser, RA on the issue of UK pressure to legalise same-sex marriage, said in the past, that the territory has avoided the issue, “like a plague”.

March 14th, 2019
VIP, an unconventional Gov’t, governing in unconventional times—Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Political newcomer to Virgin Islands' (VI), House of Assembly, (HoA), under the aegis of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Minister of Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer ( D5), in his inaugural address to members touched on the critical stage with which the Territory finds itself but noted, “we are an unconventional government, governing in unconventional times.”

March 14th, 2019
Hon Flax-Charles puts Sister Islands into focus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Junior Minister of Tourism, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has reaffirmed her commitment to the Sister Islands in championing their cause as was promised in her 2019 elections campaign under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

March 13th, 2019
Anegada, VG to get special ‘Development Fund’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ninth District, namely the sister islands of Virgin Gorda and Anegada, in the Virgin Islands (VI) are each earmarked for accelerated recovery and development, in addition to becoming 'energy independent' by 2025, with the implementation of the 9th District Development Fund.

March 13th, 2019
Hon Christopher remembered in moving tribute

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) in the Virgin Islands (VI) officially started, it was not without sadness, as late Legislator, Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher was remembered with a moving tribute.

March 13th, 2019
VI evades EU blacklisting; Premier credits NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After months of uncertainty over whether the Virgin Islands (VI) would be tax blacklisted for not meeting European Union (EU) requirements regarding fair taxation, the top European body announced that it recognises the VI as compliant with its fair taxation principles as well as being a cooperative jurisdiction.

March 13th, 2019
Fraser Attacks: 'Tell us where the money for the Plane went'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) was reminded that with the heated elections campaign season over, there are major issues that the present government must deal with as matters of urgency, to the extent that Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) should currently be in the United Kingdom (UK).

March 12th, 2019
Opposition pledges support for new Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Opposition Members of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), have pledged to support and work in cooperation with the newly elected Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, under the aegis of Premier and Minister of Finance and Tourism, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

March 12th, 2019
4th HoA gets down to business under VIP leadership

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Twelve Candidates elected to serve in the 4th House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) were today, March 12, 2019, ‘duly’ sworn-in at the First Sitting, under the recently elected Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

March 12th, 2019
Julian Willock sworn in as new HoA Speaker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Businessman, former Permanent Secretary and son of the soil, Mr Julian Willock was this morning, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, sworn in as the new House Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) during the First Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, Tortola.

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