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June 9th, 2021
COVID economy

Thomas C. Famous

A few weeks ago, an announcement was made by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stating that those who are fully vaccinated would no longer have to wear a mask inside of a store/restaurant.

May 29th, 2021
Joe Biden & social spending

By Dickson C. Igwe

Social Democracy means a bottom-up economy, with public spending directed at alleviating the burdens of the poor; public policy that drives greater social equality; and public investment in infrastructure that aids small businesses, including farming and small manufacturers.

May 27th, 2021
‘Upsurge in persons being vaccinated in VI as of late'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There has been a marked increase in persons getting their first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has noted.

April 28th, 2021
CoI: ‘The devil doesn’t show up as the devil’- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline has called on citizens to get out of the ‘slave master mindset” that everything the United Kingdom (UK) does is right without asking questions for themselves.

April 26th, 2021
7 cruise calls expected in June 2021 – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says with about 7 cruise calls expected in June 2021 when the territory re-opens, businesses and others in the Virgin Islands who are fully vaccinated (VI) will reap the most benefits.

April 25th, 2021
VISA, taxes, Work Permit fees waived under Work in Paradise Programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As a means of attracting persons to take advantage of the Work in Paradise Programme (WIPP), the Government of the Virgin Islands will be waiving a number of taxes and fees as well as VISA for persons qualifying for the programme.

April 21st, 2021
SMART Investing to improve Critical Traditional Infrastructure & High-Quality Internet Service

Edgar Leonard

The Virgin Islands (British), comprising 59 square miles spread across 36 islands, cays, and rocks, is one of the smallest countries among the 15 members and 5 associate members in CARICOM.

April 13th, 2021
‘I don’t gamble’ but industry will boost VI economy- Premier Fahie

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said his Government will welcome innovative ideas that will boost the tourism sector and economy, including gambling which has seen resistance from some religious groups.

April 6th, 2021
Opposition Leader calls for COVID-19 testing labs on VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Leader of the Opposition Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called for COVID-19 testing labs on the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda. He said the labs would be needed when the seaports reopen to international operations.

March 30th, 2021
Suez Canal blockade could cause delays in VI’s receipt of goods - Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With global shipping resuming through the Suez Canal following a blockage by the container vessel ‘Ever Given’ that has since been cleared, Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development in the Virgin Islands, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has said the impacts could be felt in the VI.

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