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November 29th, 2021
Recent trip to UK ‘very successful’ with renewed conversation on relations- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A, Fahie (R1) has reported that recent trips to the United Kingdom (UK) for both the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) and the COP26 meetings have been successful.

November 28th, 2021
'Allegiance to political parties has retarded VI’s progress'- Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Community leader and Virgin Islander, Bishop John I. Cline has called for an end to political party allegiance in the territory, which he said has stymied the VI's growth throughout the years.

November 26th, 2021
‘I have nothing further to add’- 'Gus' on his claims that VI was ‘full of corruption’

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Although the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) granted him another opportunity to set the record straight on damming claims that he allegedly said during a Cabinet meeting in January 2020 that the VI was ‘full of corruption”, Ex-Governor Augustus J.U Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ refused the offer.

November 25th, 2021
Ex-Governor Jaspert tells CoI he always remained ‘respectful’ to Fahie Gov’t

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Controversial Ex-Governor, Mr Augustus J.U Jaspert known for his combative governance style, has told the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) in a response note, that he remained respectful to the sitting administration despite claims from Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that the relationship with him was rocky and ‘abusive.’

November 24th, 2021
UK Parliament moves to indemnify VI Governor, Commissioner & CoI Attorneys

LONDON, UK - In a strange twist of events, the United Kingdom House of Commons on November 22, 2021, sought to shield the Commissioner of Inquiry (CoI) Attorneys, the Commissioner himself and the local Governor John J. Rankin, CMG from paying any legal fees out of pocket if they are sued over the CoI.

November 24th, 2021
‘Son Mitchell’ was an extraordinary Political Leader & Statesman- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Leader in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has joined in expressing condolences on the death of Sir James Fitz-Allen Mitchell, KCMG, PC, former Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

November 23rd, 2021
VI, SVG bonds will remain strong as region mourns passing of Sir James - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has extended deepest condolences to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the passing of Sir James Fitz-Allen Mitchell at the age of 90.

November 23rd, 2021
Countries achieved independence yet VI still wrestling with the idea- Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Pastor and Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline has called on the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to make moves towards being independent from the United Kingdom (UK).

November 20th, 2021
History reveals the need for strong oversight

Dickson C. Igwe

The man or woman who wants to understand the present Virgin Islands moment, and look with clarity into the future, must read and assess objectively recent history.

November 19th, 2021
We must march & sick out for laws to be ‘equal’ for everyone– Speaker

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Julian Willock has called on Government critics to take a stand to ensure that the laws of the territory are equal for all.


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