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April 14th, 2023
Gov’t made 'significant' offer to family owning land @ Ellis Thomas Downs- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has indicated the Government of the Virgin Islands is awaiting a response from the family responsible for the Ellis Thomas Downs land in Sea Cows Bay, which will determine the future of horseracing.

December 8th, 2022
Ms Parsons comments on Ellis Thomas Downs matter ‘misleading’- Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Former legislator Elieene L. Parsons OBE recently sought to shift blame on the state of Ellis Thomas Downs and the current impasse that has resulted in a ban on its use to Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA.

November 18th, 2022
Scrub Island group leases Marina Cay; Restaurant to be revived

SCRUB ISLAND, VI- When Charles C. Tobias, the former owner of Pussers British West Indies Limited, announced in 2019 that Pussers would no longer have a presence on Marina Cay after more than 25 years, many residents, as well as tourists, had expressed sadness.

August 28th, 2022
Gov’t taking steps to issue land leases to farmers @ Paraquita Bay- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the Virgin Islands (VI) must produce as much food for itself as it as it can, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), who has responsibility for agriculture, said his National Unity Government is taking some important steps in this regard.

August 17th, 2021
Grandstand repairs affected by Ellis Thomas Downs lease re-negotiations

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The re-negotiation of a lease agreement for Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay may be one of the reasons for the delay in the repairs of the grandstand that was severely damaged during the infamous 2017 hurricanes.

July 8th, 2017
What is the status of the private islands in the VI? - Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Host of the radio programme, ‘3D Show’ on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley has added his voice to the discourse on the issue of private islands being sold to foreigners.

May 15th, 2017
Surprising faces involved in BVI Airways; Plane leased for Haiti, Cuba route

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The saga and controversy surrounding BVI Airways continue as more and more information continues to drip out like a spy novel.

April 26th, 2015
‘Stop selling your lands’- Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Public activist and television talk show host Julio S. Henry said he is happy to hear some Virgin Gordians will be given land but has urged them not to sell their property to outside investors but rather engage in leasing and other safeguards.

September 19th, 2013
No ferries or boats being hired at this point– Dr Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Although all alternatives for an ‘optimal’ ferry service are currently being explored, according to Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith, no ferries or boats are being engaged at this point to alleviate the travelling woes of the public as was previously indicated.

June 3rd, 2013
Public concerned about unanswered questions on Cruise Pier Project

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Representative for the Third District Hon. Julian Fraser, RA is not sitting comfortably with the National Democratic Party (NDP) government’s dodging and refusing to answer pertinent questions in the House of Assembly (HoA). This is reportedly leading to a high level of concern in the public domain especially as it relates to the Cruise Ship Pier park project.

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