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September 29th, 2022
BVIEC receives €254K EU grant for business continuity support

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), under the COVID-19 Resilience Response Facility of the Resilience, Sustainable Energy and Marine Biodiversity (RESEMBID) Programme, has been awarded a grant funding representing €245,481 (EUR) from the European Union (EU) to pursue the project 'BVIEC COVID-19 Business Continuity Support'.

August 4th, 2021
‘Too much ingratitude’ festering & growing in VI - Patsy C. Lake

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Businesswoman and community activist, Ms Patsy C. Lake said there is too much ingratitude being allowed to fester and grow in the Virgin Islands community even as the Andrew A. Fahie Government has tried to do its best during this very challenging time.

June 4th, 2021
USVI Dept of Health awarded $3.1M by CDC to improve COVID-19 response


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The US Virgin Islands Department of Health announced this week that it has successfully secured a $3.1 million grant for two years from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), whose goal is to address COVID-19 health disparities among underserved and high-risk populations.

April 24th, 2021
Digicel Chairman blasts UK for ‘pitiful donation’ to volcano ravaged SVG

GEORGETOWN, St. Vincent & the Grenadines– Chairman of Digicel Group, Mr Denis O'Brien has called on the United Kingdom (UK) Government to step up and do the right thing for the people of Volcano ravaged St. Vincent and the Grenadines after what he called ‘slap in the face’ ‘pitiful donation’ to the people of the country.

October 18th, 2020
69 small businesses receive grant from Rotary Club of Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some 69 small businesses have benefitted from a $100,000 grant programme initiated by the Rotary Club of Tortola to assist persons affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

July 3rd, 2020
$40M stimulus grant handed over to VIP Gov’t by SSB

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Just over a month after Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had announced that Social Security Board (SSB) had agreed to assist his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government with $40M as part of the $62.9M Phase 2 Economic Stimulus Plan, the money has been handed over.

June 16th, 2020
From COVID-19 - Trials & Tribulations - Racial Inequality

Alred C. Frett

The COVID-19 War is on & the Virus Battle is far from won:

Even as COVID-19 remains a dreadful disease it supports the old saying that the bad wind that blows up the Rooster’s tail also exposes its fine underbelly… For months we have been witnessing a disconnect from reality, a crashing of economies, a fight for equality and a universal lack of leadership… Things have changed more in 6 months than we ever thought possible in 6 years.

June 11th, 2020
SSB under the microscope @ HoA sitting today, June 11, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ever since the Social Security Board (SSB) gave the Government of the Virgin Islands a $40 million grant for its economic stimulus plan, the SSB has been under scrutiny. That scrutiny is scheduled to continue when the House of Assembly (HoA) convenes today, June 11, 2020, at Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola.

March 30th, 2020
VI asks UK for grant to assist persons unemployed by COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is requesting a grant from the United Kingdom (UK) to assist persons in the Territory who have been made unemployed as a result of the pandemic, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

September 30th, 2019
USVI airports get over $2.5M in US Gov’t funding

WASHINGTON DC, USA – While the [British] Virgin Islands has to find its own funding for airport development, the US Virgin Islands (USVI) will be benefiting from over two million dollars ($2M) in funding for two of its airports.

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