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January 26th, 2024
Over $76M to pay civil servants, excluding Payroll Taxes, SS, NHI & Statutory subventions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The cost of the civil servant is growing as more and more Heads of Departments and Ministries are asking for more staff.

January 14th, 2024
Governor has access to GIS but not Opposition or Jr Ministers- SFC report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While testifying before the House of Assembly’s 2023 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) on the 2024 Budget, Chief Information Officer (CIO) Desiree Smith told the Committee about her agency’s operations.

January 12th, 2024
Belonger status can be revoked even after 30 years of marriage- O’Flaherty-Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Expats who have obtained Belonger status in the [British] Virgin Islands should know that it’s a privilege and not a right. Therefore it can be revoked.

January 11th, 2024
DPP Office most misunderstood, undervalued, underappreciated Gov’t Dept- Scatliffe-Esprit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Appearing before the House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee (SFC) last year over the 2024 Budget, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mrs Tiffany R. Scatliffe-Esprit explained the role of her Department.

January 11th, 2024
Bill amendment caused decrease in revenue @ Cabinet Office- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Not too often will you learn that a piece of legislation passed in the 15-member House of Assembly (HoA) has caused the Government to lose money.

January 10th, 2024
AG Chambers staff has increased by 16 in 3 short years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The civil service continues to grow and most, if not all, Department Heads and Permanent Secretaries appearing before the 2023 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) of the House of Assembly (HoA) for the 2024 budget have asked for more staff.

January 9th, 2024
Hon Fraser wants vehicle of new Speaker of HoA to have Emblem

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Appearing before the 2023 House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee (SFC) over the 2024 Budget, Deputy Clerk Ms Khauesten Industrious requested a new vehicle for the Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Hon. Corine N. George-Massicote.

January 14th, 2023
Governor’s Office receives big $$ for more staff- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The financial assault on the Virgin Islands (VI) taxpayer's purse continues over the presence of the Governor’s office in the British Overseas Territory.

January 7th, 2023
The Complaints Commissioner is powerless- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - The Complaints Commissioner (CC) Mrs. Erica R. Smith-Penn told the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) in December 2022, that her role via the Commission is “to ensure that the rights of the people, the rule of law, democracy and human rights are protected.”

December 31st, 2022
Barbados PM Mia A. Mottley to visit VI in 2023 - Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands Premier and Minister for External Affairs, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced that the Barbados Prime Minister the Hon Mia Amore Mottley KC, will visit the Virgin Islands in 2023.

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