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March 19th, 2024
‘Some businesses feel workers should just be glad they have a job’- Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Talk show host Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka believes that when considering what the minimum wage should be like, more value needs to be placed on the employer as he gets the feeling more of the emphasis is often given to the employer.

October 7th, 2023
Debt is a transfer of wealth

Dickson C. Igwe

Debt is like oxygen. It is everywhere in the world of economics. Debt is currency used to pay for what we want and need. It pays for products that are essential to existence such as hospital care, a roof over the head, or a vehicle in a land with no adequate public transportation. Debt can follow us to the grave if we do not pay off debt at a certain age, leaving our survivors to pay the debt.

August 6th, 2023
‘Slavery is slavery boss! I ain’t going nowhere jumping up’- L. Allen Wheatley

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Some 1,000 revellers are expected to storm the streets of Road Town for the August Monday Parade to celebrate Emancipation from slavery; however, don’t look for former Financial Secretary and D8 political candidate in the recently concluded 2023 general elections, Mr L. Allen Wheatley, to be a part of the procession.

April 9th, 2023
VI is a ‘rich country but the richness’ is skewed- Karen C. Vanterpool

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Independent At Large candidate Karen C. Vanterpool launched her elections campaign in Valley, Virgin Gorda last night, April 8, 2023.

February 23rd, 2023
‘You can’t get more than 2 bags of groceries for close to $200’- Lorna G. Smith

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- Freshly announced At Large candidate for the 2023 General Election in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) Mrs Lorna G. Smith, OBE, has lamented the cost of living in the territory.

December 9th, 2022
New taxi fares approved to align with increased cost of living - Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– New transportation fares for tourists and those moving from ports on the sister islands have been approved in the Virgin Islands (VI) after some 12 years, following a meeting with government officials and the transportation-for-hire industry.

August 27th, 2022
Infrastructure, inflation & the cost of living

Dickson C. Igwe

Poor social and physical infrastructure is costly to residents and causes inflation to inflict greater woe on a society.

August 22nd, 2022
VI facing cost-of-living crisis over inflation- Shaina M. Smith-Archer

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI– BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVIVVHA) Chairperson, Ms Shaina M. Smith-Archer has raised as troubling "a cost-of-living crisis" in the Virgin Islands as a result of "imported inflation" that has trickled its way into commodity prices.

August 10th, 2022
‘A lot of people suffering’ over rising prices in VI- Hon Smith

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– Deputy Speaker and At-Large Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Neville A. Smith (AL) has called on his fellow legislators to keep an eye on rising prices in the VI.

July 26th, 2022
Former Premier’s price gouging task force ‘never really functioned’- Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has indicated that a task force set up by ex-Premier, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to address price gouging in the VI has never functioned.

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