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July 10th, 2020
HoA passed record 15 pieces of legislation in June 2020 - Premier Fahie

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - As part of the aggressive legislative agenda of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), the administration passed a total of 15 pieces of legislation in June 2020 alone.

July 8th, 2020
Cannabis may reduce deadly COVID-19 lung inflammation- Forbes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands seeks to capitalise on the rapidly growing medical marijuana industry with the passing of the Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020, on June 30, 2020, here comes more encouraging news that researches believe Cannabis can reduce deadly COVID-19 lung inflammation.

July 7th, 2020
Gov't has no intention of legalising prostitution, same-sex marriages- Premier

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Amidst concerns from Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) and Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) that the Virgin Islands may become 'Sodom and Gomorrah', through the passage of several controversial legislation, Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has given the assurance that his administration will only push what was in its legislative agenda and nothing else.

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 6th, 2020
Work Permit Online System awaiting legislation- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Work Permit Online System, which is expected to ease long lines and waiting times at the Department of Immigration, is expected to be launched before the end of this quarter.

April 7th, 2020
‘There is no way’ SSB can pay unemployment benefits – Antonette Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following calls by a number of persons in the Territory, including medical practitioner and businessman, Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool, for the Social Security Board (SSB) to step up in this COVID-19 crisis and make a payout to persons made unemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Director of SSB Ms Antonette Skelton has made known that the hands of the SSB are tied due to no legislation being in place for it to give unemployment benefits.

February 25th, 2020
Premier Fahie assures his Gov’t 'will never do anything to silence the media’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Citing concern for youths, women and young girls, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime (Amendment) Act of 2019 brings protection by allowing authorities to prosecute those who film and take advantage of especially females and minors in sexual activities.

February 4th, 2020
‘God knows I need help; I am ready to give up’ – Lesmore Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- When Ellis Thomas Downs, the home of horse racing in the [British] Virgin Islands, was extensively damaged by the 2017 hurricanes, President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association and long-time horse owner, Mr Lesmore Smith took on the mantle of ensuring the sport did not die by first working to get the grandstands and track fixed and then consistently organising race cards, often using his own resources to ensure plans became reality.

January 22nd, 2020
Local porn videos in circulation @ a 'sky-high'- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Newly minted Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member, Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) said the boldness of young ladies seen in a number of sexually explicit videos being circulated in the Virgin Islands is frightening her.

January 21st, 2020
Child support defaulters will be blocked from leaving Territory- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of men failing to support their children and causing them to be a burden on society is being grabbed by the throat by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, which will be introducing legislation to clamp down on such persons.


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