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February 14th, 2017
USVI Gov Mapp calls on business community to support sin taxes


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has been under pressure from business leaders territory-wide who have vehemently opposed his five-year economic growth sin tax bill.

February 22nd, 2016
Premier Smith contradicts Works Minister on water rates increase

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The contradictions between Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith and his Ministers of Government have become very obvious to the public of recent, which raises the question as to who and what to really believe.

March 25th, 2014
Virgin Islands News Online turns 4

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: This month, March 2014, will mark the 4th anniversary of the news site’s operation. The company, a subsidiary of its parent company Advance Marketing and Professional Services, has certainly cemented its coveted position as the number 1 online news site in the Virgin Islands.

January 13th, 2014
UPDATE: Another $15M set aside for Reserve Fund in Budget

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – During his Budget speech earlier today, January 13, 2014, Premier and Finance Minister Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith disclosed that another $15M has been set aside for the Territory’s Reserve Fund.

May 30th, 2013
Territory needs mid-term status report from gov’t – de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Courtney de Castro has called for a report on the state of the Territory given burning questions that exist on the expenditure and priorities of government.

May 15th, 2013
UPDATE: Don’t solve problems of economy on backs of poor people- Hon. Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Representative of the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA, is objecting to the announced increased in departure tax at sea ports and believes it is not the right move in these trying economic times.

April 2nd, 2012
College Bursar: Cafeteria & Road Town Bakery are drain on college

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The H. L. Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) is now a subject under the Ministry of Education and Culture. Appearing before this year’s Standing Finance Committee (SFC) to defend its government subvention College President Dr. Karl Dawson told the body that he receives 11 million dollars from central government.

January 11th, 2012
VI worst off due to previous Gov't's failure to take hard cost cutting measures – FS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The decision to reduce expenditure in the civil service by more than $13 million this year could have been less dramatic had the previous Government made some “significant decisions” in 2010 when it introduced several cost cutting measures which has now put the Virgin Islands in a worst financial position.

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