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September 5th, 2019
‘Shocking & Untrue’ - Premier fires back @ UK’s Ben Merrick

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I wouldn’t stoop to their level,” the words of Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in response to Director of British Overseas Territories, Ben Merrick's September 2, 2019 letter stating amongst other claims, that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government since taking office in February 2019, has caused engagements between the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United Kingdom (UK) to weaken.

September 4th, 2019
Premier calls out ‘inaccurate’ media reports on PS appointments

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called ‘inaccurate and misleading’ reports from some sections of the media, that he made appointments of Permanent Secretaries in the various government ministries and that those appointments were rejected by Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Augustus J. U. Jaspert.

September 3rd, 2019
‘National Emergency!’ - Premier plans referendum on UK loan guarantee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Reiterating that any agreement between the United Kingdom (UK) and the Virgin Islands (VI) on concerns with the £300M Loan Guarantee offer must be in ‘Black & White’, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says a local referendum may be on the way should UK/VI negotiations fail.

September 2nd, 2019
Some private sector employees forced to work during Dorian – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser (RA) has lashed out at some sections of the Private Sector for 'forcing' employees to work even as Hurricane Dorian was forecasted to make landfall on sections on the territory last Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

September 2nd, 2019
Premier Fahie pledges VI support to Bahamas' recovery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following a vicious onslaught from Hurricane Dorian, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has pledged the territory's assistance to the Bahamas on its road to recovery from the record category 5 storm.

August 29th, 2019
‘No reported loss of life, serious injuries’- Premier on Dorian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), after initial assessments of the impact of Hurricane Dorian on the territory, has lauded the preparatory works of his government and the people in dealing with the sudden turn of events surrounding the hurricane.

August 27th, 2019
Premier mum on UK response to loan guarantee concerns

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the United Kingdom (UK), through correspondence with the Virgin Islands (VI), has indicated they are willing to address some concerns regarding the Loan Guarantee issue facing the territory.

August 26th, 2019
UPDATE: HoA Sitting for today rescheduled to September 2, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly Sitting scheduled for today, August 26, 2019 has been rescheduled to September 2, 2019, according to information reaching our newsroom.

August 24th, 2019
‘We should be able to sit & talk with UK’- Premier

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says with the current issues facing the Virgin Islands (VI) and its decision to take up the UK Loan guarantee offer towards hurricane rebuilding, the territory should be able to sit with the UK and have a discussion on the matter.

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.

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