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April 16th, 2022
Politics, Representative Democracy and Virgin Islands

Edgar Leonard

The next VI General Election is constitutionally due no later than February 2023 unless the incumbent government decides to call the election sooner.

April 15th, 2022
VI economy gets top credit rating from regional entity

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite the challenges of 2017 floods and hurricanes, the global pandemic and an imposed Commission of Inquiry that drained the public of its human resources, the resilient and astute leadership of the territory has done more than just kept the economy above waters.

April 14th, 2022
VI’s rebirth a constant source of excitement- Hon Flax-Charles

GUN CREEK, Virgin Gorda, VI- Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) says seeing the VI return to normalcy has been a constant source of excitement, as a representative of the people whose first love is for the country.

April 14th, 2022
Premier Fahie announces more tax cuts on cement, propane gas imports

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced further tax reduction on the price of cement and gas to mitigate the effects of rising global costs on prices in the VI, as a result of COVID-19 and the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

January 31st, 2022
VIP Gov't ‘among highest’ C’bean rating for good financial stewardship- Premier

CAPPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI– The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has received a ‘AA-’ rating grade from the Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS) over its good financial stewardship in the region.

January 2nd, 2022
VI economy ‘constantly & consistently progressing with recovery’- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Devastated by the hurricanes of 2017 and then severely impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic, the ever-resilient Virgin Islands may have been battered with blows but has not gone down for the count. In fact, like ‘Rocky’, it is fighting its way back with grit and steely determination.

January 1st, 2022
Gov’t will continue to advance 'Good Governance' in VI – Premier in 2022 message

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has given his commitment to advancing the concept of good governance in the VI, as part of his New Year’s Day 2022 message to the people of the territory.

December 18th, 2021
VI publishes first ‘Ecosystem Accounts’ for environmental accountability

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands has published the 2019 ecosystem accounts that would provide evidence to support environmental and economic management for the Territory.

December 15th, 2021
Hon Penn predicts bleak future for VI without expat workers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) is predicting a bleak economic future for the territory should expat workers leave and fuel a labour shortage.

December 1st, 2021
New VI calypso ‘No UK rule in this county’ launched

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - A group of Virgin Islanders from the Virgin Islands Communal Association has compiled a calypso song that has slammed any form or possible attempt by the United Kingdom (UK) to impose direct rule in the territory at the conclusion of the UK-backed Commission of Inquiry (CoI) in the VI.

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