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November 26th, 2023
High recurrent expenditure a concern for VI Gov’t

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said his Government has the “difficult task” of balancing important obligations like paying salaries and operating government with the need to control recurrent expenditure at sustainable levels while delivering on a holistic development agenda.

November 21st, 2023
Premier Wheatley presents $399,838,963 Budget for 2024

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Under the theme ‘Planning, Priorities & Progress - Building a Sustainable Nation’, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has presented a budget totalling &399,838,963 for 2024.

December 9th, 2022
Another complex needed to cut down on rented spaces- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the Government of the Virgin Islands is renting more spaces more then ever before, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said another complex, such as the Ralph T. O’Neal Administration Complex, needs to be built to lessen the recurrent expenditure.

November 29th, 2022
Premier Wheatley presents $399.33M Budget for 2023

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- In a Budget Address that lasted for more than 1 hour and 45 minutes, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) presented a conservative budget of $399.33M for 2023, which represented a decrease of $21.17M compared to the revised budgeted expenditure for 2022.

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 12th, 2020
$402M 2021 Budget announced for VI

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Under the theme, ‘INNOVATION: Building a stable, diverse, competitive economy with strong industries and partnerships for regional and international trade, by building and harnessing the creative capacity of our human capital’, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a 2-hour ‘budget statement’ announced a $402,123,046 2021 National Budget for the Virgin Islands, today Thursday, November 12, 2020

December 19th, 2019
‘This budget frightens me’- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Member and Sixth District Representative, Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines has said something must be done about the rising recurrent expenditure in national budgets.

December 18th, 2019
'I don't like to see people fired but...'- Premier Fahie on public service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With an already bloated civil service that devours a major portion of recurrent expenses, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said he is unwilling to unnecessarily increase the public service, a stance he said may gain him some unpopularity.

May 7th, 2019
Where did the $$ go? Caller disappointed in Gov’t for past 4 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It has been well over two months that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government was booted from office by the Virgin Islands electorate; however, the people continue to voice their dissatisfaction of the former administration.

March 19th, 2018
Money talks! NDP Gov’t presents hour long $299,526,366 Budget for 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In an hour long presentation, littered with the usual rhetoric and promises that often never see the light of day, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) presented a $299.5M Budget in the House of Assembly today, March 19, 2018.

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