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December 19th, 2022
VI Gov’t to make annual $40K contribution to FSN

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Government of the Virgin Islands will now make an annual $40,000.00 contribution to the Family Support Network (FSN), according to statements of the Cabinet meeting of November 30, 2022.

June 18th, 2022
Urgent ‘intervention’ needed over rising energy cost in VI– Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bishop of the new Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline has called on local authorities to bring urgent intervention to the rising cost of energy in the Virgin Islands, as businesses and residents alike struggle to keep up.

June 9th, 2022
Still wondering what’s next for government

Alred C. Frett

I thought my last article in VINO had made things simple and clear but there still appears to be some persons seeking answers… Many would like us to be dumb and quiet but we should not, so, I hope this helps:

April 22nd, 2022
Cabinet waives tender process for international marketing of VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) has waived the tender process to continue promoting and rebuilding the Virgin Islands brand in international markets in response to reputational damage from the United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry.

March 20th, 2022
Moorings could have been handled differently - Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Local commentator and man of the cloth Claude O. Skelton-Cline has blasted the handling of charter companies. He said, taking into account the marketing of the Territory's tourism products and the trickledown effect on the local economy, it could have been handled better.

February 25th, 2022
'Our focus this year is you the people'– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said this year the Government of the Virgin Islands’ focus will be on the people.

February 12th, 2022
Gov’t needs Maintenance Dept. for state assets– Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Speaker and Territorial At-Large member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Neville A. Smith (AL) says in 2022 he will be pushing for the creation of a government-owned maintenance department, to ensure state assets are in tip-top condition.

December 23rd, 2021
42 persons granted new Belongership status in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Some 42 new persons have been granted Belongership status in the Virgin Islands under different criteria according to statements of the Cabinet meeting of December 8, 2021, released today, Thursday, December 23, 2021.

September 17th, 2021
Government matters & is legit

Edgar Leonard

The institution of government matters, and it is legit. Nonetheless, the government is often criticised, maligned, and raked mercilessly over hot coal. Nevertheless, some of the criticism is self-inflicted and well-deserved.

August 17th, 2021
Hon Fraser calls for thorough investigation into unassented bills

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Senior Opposition Legislator, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has called for a thorough investigation into bills passed in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) but have been refused assent by the Governor of the Virgin Islands.

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