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April 24th, 2022
Over $15M was paid to businesses, farmers, fishers, schools, churches etc- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Out of the $40 million special grant provided by the BVI Social Security Board (BVISSB) to address specified initiatives including the following COVID-19 related economic stimulus measures, a total of $15,241,839 was expended in the COVID-19 Economic Stimuli for Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Businesses, Farmers and Fishermen, Day Cares, Pre-schools, Private Schools, Churches and Religious Organisations.

May 31st, 2021
Stimulus recipients urged to submit statements on use of funds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Beneficiaries of economic stimulus financing in the Virgin Islands (VI) are being asked to submit without delay statements on how the funding provided was utilised.

May 24th, 2021
Gov't acted with integrity to help people with stimulus grants – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “My government can say beyond the shadow of a doubt that we have acted with integrity to help the people with all the grants and none of the money has hit anywhere around us, it has hit its target, and it is up to whomever it is that received it could account for it.”

May 13th, 2021
Stimulus list being circulated ‘inaccurate & incomplete’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A list of names of persons who allegedly benefitted from the COVID-19 Fishing and Farming Stimulus initiative has been receiving much social media attention; however, it has been deemed inaccurate and incomplete.

March 23rd, 2021
Marine industry gets 50% reduction of licensing fees!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In what has been described as a ‘stimulus' for the marine industry has been approved for a 50 per cent reduction of licensing fees because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

December 19th, 2020
Social Billionaires

By Dickson C. Igwe

Austerity and Trickledown have failed the world: the wealthy who rule, must do their part to create a better planet.

September 16th, 2020
64% of VI layoffs were bar & restaurant workers – Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Although bars and restaurants were allowed to offer take-out services during the majority of the COVID-19 curfew period, some 64% of workers in the industry were laid off and significant revenue reduction was felt in that business sector, new economic statistics on the pandemic has revealed.

September 11th, 2020
Business stimulus payments available from Monday, Sept 14- Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise businesses (MSMEs) who registered for Government’s Small Business Sector Grant Relief Programme can expect their cheques starting Monday, September 14, 2020, Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has announced.

June 6th, 2020
Non Alignment - The way ahead

By Dickson C. Igwe

It is time for the Caribbean, and various regions of the world, to ditch the superpowers as leading lights of global security and prosperity.

March 28th, 2020
USVI residents to receive $1,200 in Coronavirus relief package


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Washington’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package will put $1,200 directly into the hands of nearly every American, including United States Virgin Islanders, through income tax rebates, with the money arriving in a matter of weeks.

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