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January 16th, 2020
Computer & phones allegedly hacked @ Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the computer systems at the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital and by extension, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) were hacked which resulted in the hospital suffering from some system downtime and interruptions in its delivery of service to the general public.

January 14th, 2020
Walwyn ESHS wall investigation heading to DPP Office - CoP Matthews

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police (CoP) at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Mr Michael B. Matthews says the investigation into the $1.6M Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) wall project commissioned by Myron V. Walwyn in 2016—while serving as Minister of Education under the National Democratic Party—has been completed and is now heading to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for further action.

January 13th, 2020
‘All hands should be on deck’ behind Premier’s agenda – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – ZBVI ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio host and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says that given the Premier’s unconventional approach to governance and a renewed push towards the developmental agenda of the Virgin Islands (VI), all hands should be on deck to support the ideas of Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

January 8th, 2020
Budget Speech was about vision not 'pie in the sky' ideas - Premier Fahie

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With the 2020 Budget Speech promising a myriad of economic diversification projects such as gaming, medical marijuana, drag racing and financial technology in the Virgin Islands (VI), Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says his speech was never about the figures, rather about the accompanying vision.

January 7th, 2020
'More red tape in there than anything else'- Hon Smith on Public Sector

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Deputy Speaker and At-Large Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Neville A. Smith (AL) says the public sector is one that is plagued with red-tapes and bureaucracy; however, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government will still get more done in 2020.

January 7th, 2020
Premier Fahie to deliver Annual First District Report on January 11, 2020

CAPPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI- “Come out and also hear the future plans for the First District and from District 1 to 9 as your government will be diversifying the economy so that from District 1 to 9 can take their rightful place in the new BVI. This is a time you can’t afford to miss,” Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said in his invitation to his Annual First District Report and Party scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 7:00pm.

January 3rd, 2020
AG's Chambers holding up Prospect Reef salaries - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Even as promises have been made to pay the current staff of the hurricane damaged Prospect Reef facility, those payments are still outstanding since August of 2018, according to new information coming out from the 2019 deliberations of the Standing Finance committee (SFC).

January 2nd, 2020
Premier Fahie's private bodyguards replaced by RVIPF officers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the security of Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1)—that was handled by a private firm—has now been taken over by ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

January 1st, 2020
'Use athletes as face of VI Tourism' - Hon Fraser to BVITB

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following recent stellar performances by Virgin Islands' athletes at major international sporting events, Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) is not doing enough to capitalise on the popularity of local athletes to promote the Virgin Islands' tourism products.

December 31st, 2019
VIP Gov't working to do more with less $$ - Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) says the Government of the Virgin Islands is now working with less to do more.

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