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June 19th, 2019
‘Why now?’ - Lorie A. Rymer probes Premier’s intervention into D4 Saga

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Radio show host Mr Lorie A. Rymer, a former Independent Candidate who contested the 2011 Virgin Islands (VI) General Elections for the Ninth District, is questioning what motives lie behind Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) now stepping into the ring as a third party in the Speaker Vs Mark H. Vanterpool Fourth District (D4) saga that has dragged on in a legal battle for over three months.

June 17th, 2019
2019 VI elections campaign was the ‘most aggressive’- EOM Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The final report of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) Election Observation Mission (EOM), now available online, has made seventeen (17) recommendations to improve the electoral process and conduct in the Virgin Islands.

June 17th, 2019
‘He didn’t give a damn!’ - Investor says Dr Smith killed Prospect Reef project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Dolphin Discovery and Prospect Reef now abandoned and in complete ruins as another symbol of the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) failure to the People of the Virgin Islands (VI), investors have now come forward with damning allegations regarding the role previous Premier, Dr. D Orlando Smith played in bringing the project to a halt.

June 16th, 2019
Performance appraisals waived for increment payments - Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) revealing that the current hold up of the long overdue public servant increment payments is due to the Deputy Governor’s Office, the Premier also noted that no performance appraisals will be done with the release of the funds.

June 14th, 2019
'Deputy Gov’s Office holding up increment payments' – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the government has done its part regarding making funds available for the payment of the long overdue increments to civil servants and it is now for the Human Resources (HR) Department of the Deputy Governor’s Office to announce a date and release the funds.

June 12th, 2019
‘Vanterpool should be paid as D4 Representative-elect' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Social Commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says Fourth District (D4) Representative-Elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool should be compensated as per recommendations in the Virgin Islands (VI) Constitution 2007, in spite of him not being sworn-in as a Member of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA).

June 12th, 2019
Bishop Cline commends Premier Fahie for being a good listener

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government continues to get good reviews for their first 100 days in office.

June 11th, 2019
$35,000 budgeted for D4 By-election – SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the matter surrounding the District 4 (D4) seat of Representative-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock heading to the Court of Appeal for the final decision, the Deputy Governor’s Office has already budgeted for a By-election should the Appeal's Court rule in favour of the HoA.

June 9th, 2019
'BVI is a lawless place' - Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP), ‘Clear path to regularisation: residency and belonger status’ programme has been postponed for reshaping and public consultation, the initiative continues to face some amount of public criticism.

June 7th, 2019
PHOTO of the DAY: VI’s First family, Mr & Mrs Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Today, June 7, 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) took time out for a photo opportunity with his wife, First Lady of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mrs Sheila E. Forbes-Fahie.

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