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November 28th, 2023
VI Gov’t spends $8.9M annually on renting office space- Premier Wheatley

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands spends some $8.9M annually to rent office space, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has disclosed.

May 16th, 2023
Repairs to Ralph T. O’Neal Central Admin Complex ‘taking too long’- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Disclosing that based on the last update he received on repairs to the Ralph T. O’Neal Central Administration Complex, progress has been slow, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said he will be meeting with the relevant ministry to find a way to speed up the project.

April 30th, 2021
Grant paid overdue rent, rental vehicle in cash day after robbery- court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One day after the robbery and the same day that Catherine Pickering, the 67-year-old woman who was fatally shot during a robbery on April 18, 2021, at her residence in Paraquita Bay, Tortola in the head and chest with an AK-47 assault rifle, died from her wounds, Shameek Grant, reportedly paid his landlord $1,950 cash after being behind on his rent.

February 23rd, 2021
Pier Park tenants to pay full rent from March 1, 2021

WICKHAM'S CAY I, Tortola, VI- After offering rent discounts to tenants for some 10 months, including as much as 100% off, due to the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic, the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park Limited is now requiring tenants to pay up in full from next month.

February 6th, 2021
USVI receives $12M aid funding to help citizens with rent


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The U.S. Virgin Islands has received about $12 million from the Covid-19 aid bill passed by Congress in December to aid the territory's residents with rent payments, announced Senator Marvin Blyden, who chairs the 34th Legislature's Committee on Housing, Transportation & Telecommunications.

October 3rd, 2020
No Excuse! ‘If you are working, pay your rent’ – Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sixth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI), House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) has called on persons to continue paying their rent amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, if they are still employed.

September 2nd, 2020
CDC issues Order halting rent evictions for States & Territories


ATLANTA, Georgia, USA- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, issued a sweeping order which halts through December 31, 2020, millions of residential renters from being evicted, a move the CDC says is aimed at combating the novel coronavirus. The expansive action covers all of the US's 43 million renters who fall in the purview of the order.

May 27th, 2020
‘Nail it now!'- Hon Fraser says Gov't should look into landlord woes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition Member, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has called on the Andrew A. Fahie (R1) government to seriously address landlord and tenant relations over rent due, as the Territory continues to experience the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 24th, 2015
Housing & the wolf @ the door

By Dickson Igwe

Affordable, decent housing is a scarce resource. The economics of housing makes numerous assertions. One is that affordable and accessible housing is good for economic growth because it promotes greater social equality by strengthening the middle class: that is the argument of the Keynesians and the Stimulus Advocates.

November 6th, 2013
Homeowners want protection from errant tenants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mrs Melvina Frett-Henry, a resident of the Virgin Islands, has moved a call for the establishment of a Homeowners Commission mainly to aid in devising a strategy to crack down on the alleged large number of tenants defaulting on the payment of rent and other related bills.

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