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November 15th, 2021
Gaming Commission Board to be setup no later than Jan 1, 2022- Premier

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The territory is making concrete moves to establish its gambling and gaming sector, with the establishment of a Gaming Commission Board.

November 14th, 2021
VI Gov't hands over newly built home to resident of West End

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Fresh Water Pond, West End resident, Mr Franklyn Smith has received the keys to a newly built home on behalf of Troy Smith and the Smith Family as the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme continues to assist families in need.

November 14th, 2021
Close to 38,000 travellers entered VI in recent months

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- In spite of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affecting the world and travel, just shy of 38,000 travellers entered the Virgin Islands in the past few months, with the bulk of that figure registered as visitors.

November 13th, 2021
Premier Fahie, VI delegation join OT leaders @ Joint Ministerial Council

LONDON, UK – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is attending the annual Overseas Territories (OT) Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) in the United Kingdom (UK), which will be the first JMC in-person meeting since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

November 12th, 2021
Medical marijuana industry delayed ‘but will not be denied’- Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R) has pointed out that the United Kingdom's delay of the territory’s medical marijuana industry is one that continues to rob the country of proven economic benefits.

November 11th, 2021
Premier Fahie 'proudly' presents $397.17M Budget 2022

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) minutes ago, November 11, 2021, presented a $397.17M Budget for 2022, a 4th national budget in less than three years and done in timely fashion despite the challenges of the pandemic and burden of the ongoing United Kingdom-backed Commission of Inquiry (CoI).

November 11th, 2021
CoI bars Silk Legal from making oral closing submissions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) called into Governance in the Virgin Islands during the COVID-19 pandemic by controversial ex-governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has scheduled a further hearing for Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

November 11th, 2021
‘No evidence of tax evasion or personal corruption’ presented to CoI- Sir Geoffrey

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- UK Member of Parliament and attorney Sir Charles Geofffrey Cox, QC has labeled as inaccurate the reports in the British press and from fellow Members of Parliament that he is defending a ‘tax haven’ and that he is defending wrongdoing.

November 10th, 2021
UK MPs & press turn against Sir Geoffrey for representing VI in CoI

LONDON, United Kingdom- Prominent lawyer and United Kingdom (UK) Parliamentarian Sir Charles Geoffrey Cox, QC is now feeling the wrath for choosing to defend the Government of the Virgin Islands in the UK-backed Commissioner of Inquiry (CoI) called by the controversial ex-governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, the buddy of the corrupt accused UK Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.

November 10th, 2021
800 jobless, $1.8B economic decline due to USVI refinery closure

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The closure of the Limetree Bay Refinery on St Croix's south shore is projected to result in steep annual economic declines for the US Virgin Islands (USVI), with everything from deep losses in economic activity, nearly 1,000 jobs lost, and a drop of over half a billion dollars in gross domestic product, according to a USVI Bureau of Economic Research report.

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