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May 3rd, 2019
‘Proof will be in the pudding’ - Skelton-Cline defends $98k contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ZBVI ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, has broken his silence regarding the controversial $98,000 contract given to him by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government through his consultancy firm, Grace Consultants.

May 2nd, 2019
Walwyn Lied! ‘No increments in NDP draft budget’ – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Former Legislator Myron V. Walwyn, who made an election campaign promise to pay long overdue Civil Servant increments on March 15, 2019—on condition of being re-elected to government—has been exposed once again for trying to hoodwink the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) in his failed scheme to become the nation’s Premier.

May 2nd, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool ’s resignation letter was invalid- Court rules

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Justice Ann-Marie Smith has ruled that the resignation letter addressed to the Clerk of the House of Assembly (HoA) by Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool was invalid and that Mr Vanterpool should be sworn in as an elected Member of the House of Assembly.

May 2nd, 2019
New 2019 Escalade for Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will now traverse the territory in a brand new 2019 Cadillac Escalade, following numerous safety and mechanical issues inherited with the 2016 Cadillac Escalade driven by former Premier, Dr D. Orlando Smith.

May 1st, 2019
'Rebuild now, constitutional reform later' - Gerard St C. Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Respected Virgin Islands’ (VI) Queen’s Counsel (QC) and member of the Inner Bar, Mr Gerard St. C. Farara, says the territory ought to be focusing on rebuilding, rather than on constitution reform since one has to be given more priority than the other.

April 30th, 2019
UPDATE: 2019 Budget in final stages; Awaiting Governor's assent

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands (VI) 2019 Budget estimates passed in the House of Assembly (HoA) on Friday, April 26, 2019, to the tune of $427.657.383, the Bill called “The Appropriation Act 2019” is now in its final stage before it can be fully utilised.

April 30th, 2019
Stop intervening in OT affairs – Cayman Premier warns UK

ST TROPEZ, Monaco - Cayman Islands Premier, Alden McNee McLaughlin Jr, MBE, has warned against UK Lawmaker’s unwarranted intervention into the affairs of British Overseas Territories (OTs), which according to him, will only drive a wedge between OTs and the United Kingdom Government.

April 30th, 2019
Premier Fahie wants political unity in St. Kitts & Nevis

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called for political unity in St. Kitts & Nevis when local political party, the People’s Action Movement (PAM) held its annual 54th Anniversary Convention on Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Basseterre, the nation’s capital.

April 29th, 2019
No Pay! Prospect Reef guards got $0 since Aug 2018 - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Amidst its abandoned state, the hurricane devastated Prospect Reef property of the Virgin Islands (VI) government has maintained on staff, three security guards who allegedly have not been paid a salary since August of 2018.

April 29th, 2019
"We do not need anyone to police us" – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the Virgin Islands (VI) under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government does not need ‘policing’ given his mantra of accountability and transparency in governing the territory’s affairs.

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