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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.

June 20th, 2020
A national apprenticeship program

By Dickson C. Igwe

A national apprenticeship program for vocations and skills is essential for Virgin Islands youth, society, and economy. It is cliché to assert that a plumber, electrician, builder, welder, or mechanic, great at their skill, will not face too many unemployment challenges.

June 18th, 2020
$1.7M income projected from 7% fee on $$ transfers for 2020- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The 7% transaction fee to take 7 cents of every dollar sent overseas through money transfer providers like Western Union and Moneygram have been generating huge incomes for Government, according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

June 9th, 2020
VI must beware of the 'Amazons' of the world- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ahead of the passing of the Virgin Islands 'Consumer Protection Act, 2020' last evening June 8, 2020, in the House of Assembly (HoA), Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) urged legislators to advance Fair-trade legislation with the aim of protecting local businesses.

May 7th, 2020
Restricted businesses told to 'ready facilities' for Sunday opening

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Businesses and organisations, who have not yet received Cabinet approval to open as part of the phased economic rebooting of the Virgin Islands (VI), have now been told to open for the purpose of getting their facilities ready to meet social distancing and other requirements for opening on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

May 3rd, 2020
Premier Fahie shares VI’s COVID-19 struggles @ Caribbean Finance Ministers Meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has told Caribbean Heads of Government and Ministers of Finance that COVID-19 is placing significant pressure on the Virgin Islands economy as the Territory combats the spread of the coronavirus.

April 28th, 2020
'Ain't much you can do in 7 hours'– Resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands reopens in a phased manner for seven hours per day, for the next two weeks, some residents are questioning how much can one really do within that space of time.

March 16th, 2020
Caribbean resilience

Thomas C. Famous

Good Day to the Atlantic and Caribbean Family, those in the region and those around the world. Over the last few weeks, the world as most of us know it, has changed drastically. Even more so, for those of us living and working in the Atlantic and Caribbean region.

February 27th, 2020
VI should have diversified economy earlier rather than later- Lisa Penn-Lettsome

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Executive Director of International Business in the Virgin Islands, Mrs Lisa Penn-Lettsome says the drop in the Territory's financial services sector was mathematically forecasted based on growth figures from the last 20 years, hence, strategies should have been in place to counter the drop in the sector.

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