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Local Politics

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.

June 7th, 2019
‘We have lifted the profile of the BVI’ - Premier on 100 days in office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Thursday, June 6, 2019, officially marking 100 days since the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) took the helm of government, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew. A. Fahie (R1) has praised his administration for taking on a bold and unconventional approach to leadership by dealing with tough issues directly.

June 6th, 2019
Hon Wheatley Out! Hon Rymer In! as Deputy Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration taking an unorthodox approach towards governing, the rotation of the Deputy Premier post continues with the appointment of Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5).

June 6th, 2019
Premier chides Opposition as ‘Weak & Cowardly’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act 2019, passed in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) and paving the way for immigration reform under the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) ‘fast track’ initiative, the Premier cites as ‘disappointing’ the conduction of the Opposition at Monday’s June 3, 2019, Fourth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth HoA.

June 5th, 2019
No shame in wanting to put your people first

By Thomas C. Famous

It is always interesting, sadly interesting, to see or hear people call Bermudians “Xenophobic” or “Protectionist”, simply because they wish to ensure the best for themselves, their families and their fellow Bermudians.

June 5th, 2019
Youth Parliament now under HoA; No one Minister calling shots!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) announced at the Fourth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) on June 3, 2019, that the Virgin Islands (VI) Youth Parliament (YP) will be reestablished soon.

June 5th, 2019
Hon Maduro-Caines debunks claims of being an ‘Expat Hater’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even though Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) and the rest of the Opposition were AWOL for the passing of the Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act 2019, in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), the Sixth District representative moved to debunk claims that she is not an ‘Expat hater’ as is being circulated via a list on social media.

June 4th, 2019
Speaker reprimands insubordinate Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In what could be described as a short heated exchange between House Speaker, Hon Julian Willock and Opposition Leader, Marlon A. Penn (R8), the Speaker moved to reprimanded the Opposition Leader and briefly shutting down the House over some perceived insubordination in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA).

June 3rd, 2019
Internet Providers should have no excuse for poor service- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Calling the telecommunications sector a “technological crisis,” in an earlier statement, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) today, June 3, 2019, blazed local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for poor service, even as local ISPs received over $20M in financial ‘gifts’ to improve their infrastructure over the year.

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