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July 24th, 2024
Budget for Public Assistance Programme being assessed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Health and Social Development has commenced a Fiscal Space Analysis to assess the current budget for social protection in the [British] Virgin Islands.

March 20th, 2024
Hon Penn slams Gov’t over unspent budgeted monies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Member Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has slammed the Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) led government over unspent budgeted monies that have returned to the treasury rather than being pushed into economic development in the [British] Virgin Islands.

December 20th, 2023
$483,738,163.00 Budget passed for 2024; Opposition got $200,000 for HoA works

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2024 Appropriation Act, referred to as the National Budget, was passed late last night Tuesday, December 19, 2023, in the House of Assembly (HoA).

November 1st, 2023
USVI's tight budget forecasts doom another clean-up bill


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – In a contentious debate over fiscal priorities, the USVI Senate Committee on Budget, Appropriations, and Finance grappled with the allocation of the Timeshare Environmental Infrastructure Impact Fee, as Office of Management and Budget Director Jenifer O’Neal voiced strong opposition to diverting $2.5 million to the Waste Management Authority for territorial beautification.

June 6th, 2023
Too much confusion over increments, come clean- Willock

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- In an interview on the Talking Points radio show hosted by Violet Thomas-Gaul on Monday, May 29, 2023, the former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Julian Willock, has questioned the confusion over payment of increments to public officers.

January 8th, 2023
Cutting of budget for prison ‘should not happen’- Hon Maduro-Caines

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Stating that the National Unity Government must get its priorities right, Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines has lamented the reduced budget for His Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in the 2023 Budget Estimates.

December 1st, 2022
Standing Finance Committee deliberations start today, December 1, 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Legislators will be busy for the next two weeks as the House of Assembly (HoA) is now in a Committee of the whole House known as the Standing Finance Committee (SFC).

August 30th, 2022
Immigration detention centre to be built in VI- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With housing persons detained by Immigration Department at hotels proving to be unreliable, as persons have been frequently escaping, the Government of the Virgin Islands is seeking to build a detention centre.

May 31st, 2022
$40M budget gap can be bridged by legalised marijuana- USVI Gov


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- “Framing our Financial Future” is the theme of the Governor Albert A. Bryan administration's budget covering fiscal years 2023 and 2024. The budget, which was submitted to the 34th Legislature Tuesday afternoon, May 31, 2022, among other things provides $16 million for public employees' wage increases and funding for about 1,200 vacancies across all government agencies.

December 19th, 2021
Jr Minister role in current form an 'empty title'- Hon de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Junior Minister for Tourism at At-Large Representative, Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) has called for clearly defined roles as Junior Minister and the possibility of budgetary allocations as part of the Job.

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