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December 7th, 2020
21 illegal firearms seized in 2020- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI–In this year alone, 2020, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) seized 21 illegal firearms.

October 8th, 2020
500 stimulus cheques for businesses will be released this week- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said some 500 businesses would be issued their stimulus cheques by the end of this week.

September 21st, 2020
Trump releases $13B in assistance to Puerto Rico


WASHINGTON DC — President Donald J. Trump announced the release Friday, September 18, 2020, of $13 billion in assistance to repair years-old hurricane damage in Puerto Rico and pledged to restore its economy, setting aside his past bitter treatment of the island and its leaders as he courts Puerto Rican voters in the US, particularly in the crucial swing state of Florida.

July 22nd, 2020
Antiguan mother & children stranded in VI seeking help to return home

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Antigua newspaper, Antigua Observer, reported on July 16, 2020, that a woman, who came to the Virgin Islands with her two children on vacation, is asking for help to return home.

July 14th, 2020
Will UK make amends for slavery/colonialism in VI?

E. Benito Wheatley

As the United Kingdom (UK) confronts the issue of racism in British society and the country's longstanding problem of injustice toward people of African descent, it should not be forgotten that the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) are also victims of Britain’s dark legacy of slavery and colonialism.

April 9th, 2020
‘No actual money’ will go to farmers, fisherfolks- Hon Wheatley on $2M

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- To ensure accountability for public funds, Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said Government will not be disbursing any of the two million dollars allocated towards the Fishing and Farming Rapid Response Production Programme to individual farmers and fisherfolks.

March 31st, 2020
VI has 'healthy reserves’ & SSB Fund ‘is very robust’- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Queen’s representative in the Virgin Islands, His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has initially responded to the Government of the Virgin Islands’ request for a grant to help persons made unemployed as a result of stringent measures to fight COVID-19, saying he supports the vision of the Government but suggested the VI is capable of financing its own initiative.

March 30th, 2020
VI asks UK for grant to assist persons unemployed by COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is requesting a grant from the United Kingdom (UK) to assist persons in the Territory who have been made unemployed as a result of the pandemic, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

January 26th, 2020
$$ left over from 9th District Block Party to fund 4 music students

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Monies not expended at the Ninth District Block Party hosted by its Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), will be used to fund four music students on Virgin Gorda.

July 4th, 2019
VI Housing Programme expands Scope of Assistance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Qualified contractors, building materials suppliers and construction professionals are being directly engaged as the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme expands the scope of assistance offered to homeowners.

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