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November 7th, 2020
COVID-19 helped plan legislation with new perspective– Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the Government’s new legislative agenda as laid out in the 2020 Speech from the Throne, was planned with COVID-19 in focus and a new perspective brought about by the pandemic.

October 27th, 2020
VI not seeking ‘short term benefits & long-term misery’ – Dr the Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries, and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said the Virgin Islands (VI) is not looking for any COVID-19 economic strategy that will bring short term benefits and long term misery to the territory.

October 20th, 2020
VI needs ‘think tank’ void of politics to explore growth– Bishop John I. Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Outspoken clergyman and Pastor of the New Life Baptist Church (NLBC), Bishop John I. Cline believes a think tank void of politics is the best way forward for the Virgin Islands (VI) to ultimately find success in an era of crisis where there are new opportunities to be explored.

October 13th, 2020
'Every step we make' must be towards self-determination- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to building the Virgin Islands towards a path of self-determination and nation building that strengthens its people.

September 22nd, 2020
COVID-19 teaches us to look, listen & learn or lose

Alred C. Frett

Learning is unlimited, Trusting Enemies is bad & Money does not circulate:

Many would prod us into being quiet and depending on Prayers and Miracles for our rescue – Maybe they never bothered to research our History and are interested in repeating a dark history rather than create a brighter one… Fact is, we always fail when not participating in our own redemption and Judases like Thomas, Walker and Carson have made us easier to fool and rule.

September 16th, 2020
64% of VI layoffs were bar & restaurant workers – Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Although bars and restaurants were allowed to offer take-out services during the majority of the COVID-19 curfew period, some 64% of workers in the industry were laid off and significant revenue reduction was felt in that business sector, new economic statistics on the pandemic has revealed.

September 4th, 2020
Disclose the ‘real state’ of VI’s economic standing- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) wants the current state of the Virgin Islands economy to be disclosed.

August 29th, 2020
COVID-19 & building global supply resilience

By Dickson C. Igwe

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the international business environment permanently.

The pandemic means that organizations around the globe must be able to react, adapt, and set up crisis management mechanisms, in order to weather situations of uncertainty swiftly.

August 15th, 2020
Make America great again is actually achieving the opposite

By Dickson C. Igwe

Prospects for international cooperation have dwindled dramatically since 2016.

Give thanks to US President Donald Trump's animosity towards multilateralism.

US shirking of international responsibilities has been enacted under the slogan of "America First" and "Make America Great Again."

August 6th, 2020
Opposition Leader slams decision to shut out work permit & exemption holders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The decision to arbitrarily ban work permit holders and work permit exempt persons indefinitely from the Virgin Islands “seems like another knee jerk decision from this Administration”, and speaks to the absence of a coherent plan to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has said.

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