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July 22nd, 2019
EU out to damage VI's financial services sector - Gerard St C. Farara QC

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands’ Queen’s Counsel (QC) and member of the Inner Bar, Mr Gerard St. C. Farara, QC, says the European Union (EU) through its Economic Substance requirements has devised a plan to damage the local financial services sector of the Virgin Islands (VI) after achieving limited success in reaching previous detrimental objectives.

July 20th, 2019
'Education is a right of VI’s differently-abled' - Hon Penn

PORT OF SPAIN, T&T – Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) of the National Democratic Party (NDP) has pledged his party’s commitment to continue supporting the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) programmes that assist the Territory’s most vulnerable citizens, in areas like education and health.

July 20th, 2019
‘Expect more verbal outbursts from Opposition’ – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On the heels of a vicious attack from the a newly sworn-in Fourth District Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool against the Leader of the Virgin Islands (VI) and others in the public and private sector, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the public can expect more attacks as probes into corruption under the former administration continues.

July 19th, 2019
Possible court action over Hon Vanterpool’s ‘defamatory’ outburst

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newly sworn-in Fourth District Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) could see himself being hauled before the courts for ‘defamation’ over some comments he made outside the House of Assembly (HoA) on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

July 18th, 2019
'Character assassination, Total disrespect'- Premier on Vanterpool's crazy rant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) today, July 18, 2019, delivered scolding criticisms to District Four (D4) Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), over a 'slanderous' outburst soon after being sworn into to the House at the Tuesday, July, 16, 2019, Fifth Sitting of the First Session of The Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands.

July 18th, 2019
VIP Gov't scrapping NDP’s 'unfair' $5 Airport Development Fee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In May 2019, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) contributing columnist, Ms Lorna M. George had complained to our newsroom that even as the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) was now at the helm of the Government, citizens were still being forced to pay a confusing and exorbitant tax imposed by the former Administration on domestic travels.

July 17th, 2019
BVIAA syphoned off $5M runway loan to pay salaries – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is dropping bombshell information on the state of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA), calling the agency ‘beyond catastrophic’ in detailing several irregularities at the agency, such as moneys earmarked for development being used instead to pay salaries.

July 17th, 2019
A Madman’s Rant

by Whitfield Mason- Caribbean Political Commentator

Honourable MARK H. VANTERPOOL is known for throwing tantrums.

If you don’t believe me –watch his so-called resignation video.

July 17th, 2019
400 air filter masks procured for landfill smoke affected residents – Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Smoke and fume affected residents in West End and in proximity to the Pockwood Pond Incinerator will be given masks in the interim, as works on key components to make the incinerator operable is likely to be completed by mid-September 2019.

July 17th, 2019
What powers are behind 'reckless' actions of Hon Vanterpool?- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – ZBVI 780 AM ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says it is concerning and reckless the ‘dramatic’ actions of Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) as a newly sworn-in Fourth District Representative yesterday, July 16, 2019, in the compound of Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA).

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