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September 21st, 2020
Trump releases $13B in assistance to Puerto Rico


WASHINGTON DC — President Donald J. Trump announced the release Friday, September 18, 2020, of $13 billion in assistance to repair years-old hurricane damage in Puerto Rico and pledged to restore its economy, setting aside his past bitter treatment of the island and its leaders as he courts Puerto Rican voters in the US, particularly in the crucial swing state of Florida.

May 3rd, 2020
Premier Fahie shares VI’s COVID-19 struggles @ Caribbean Finance Ministers Meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has told Caribbean Heads of Government and Ministers of Finance that COVID-19 is placing significant pressure on the Virgin Islands economy as the Territory combats the spread of the coronavirus.

April 15th, 2020
VI to petition UK to amend Financial Protocols due to COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands will be seeking to negotiate with the Government of the United Kingdom for certain terms of the Protocols for Effective Financial Management (PFEFM) to be relaxed or amended to allow Government to freely seek immediate relief funding in light of the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 21st, 2020
'We must become more self-sufficient' - Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says in the wake of the global Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, government, more than ever, recognises the need for food security in the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 26th, 2020
Statutory body proposed to lead Agriculture revival in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As part of a broad initiative towards creating food security in the Virgin Islands, a statutory body has been proposed to take the lead on agricultural development in the Territory.

February 12th, 2020
Business school to be launched in March - Premier Fahie

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- In keeping with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP)-led administration’s aim to create 1000 jobs in 1000 days, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said persons desirous of becoming business owners would have an educational facility for that purpose shortly.

January 26th, 2020
$$ left over from 9th District Block Party to fund 4 music students

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Monies not expended at the Ninth District Block Party hosted by its Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), will be used to fund four music students on Virgin Gorda.

December 24th, 2019
Cabinet approves over $1.75M for Centre for Applied Marine Studies

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has decided to subsidise the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) as Government thrusts towards a blue economy.

May 23rd, 2018
DDM pleads for approximately $200K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While addressing the 2018 Standing Finance Committee, Sharleen S. Dabreo, Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), pleaded for additional funding to rebuild numerous emergency systems that were destroyed during hurricane Irma and to re-establish programmes within DDM.

April 25th, 2018
Some 80% of shelter animals evacuated last month- BVI Humane Society

JOHNSON’S GHUT, Tortola, VI - Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September of 2017 not only interrupted the lives of residents in the Virgin Islands (VI) and caused death and destruction, but both wild and domestic animals and many pets suffered as well.

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