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December 6th, 2022
‘Public servants scared stiff’ of being charged in office- Hon Carvin Malone

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has declared that public officers in the Virgin Islands (VI) are in a state of fright over the spate of a recent breach of trust charges laid against public officers in the territory.

December 2nd, 2022
Hon Smith received exemption to do business with Gov’t lawfully

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In keeping with the Constitution of the Virgin Islands, Sec 67 subsection (7) and showing much transparency, the House of Assembly (HoA) has given Deputy Speaker Honourable Neville A. Smith (AL) an exemption in order for him to do business with the Government of the Virgin Islands without having to vacate his seat.

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 29th, 2022
Insolvency Act passed despite some legislators unsure about bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Insolvency (Amendment) Act 2022 was passed at the continuation of the Eighth Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly, on November 24, 2022, despite some legislators unsure what the bill was about.

November 29th, 2022
Today, Nov 29, 2022 is Budget Day; Finance Minister Wheatley’s first Budget

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- It was in May of this year that Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) became Premier and Minister of Finance in a coalition regime of three political parties. Today, November 29, 2022, Dr Wheatley will deliver his first Budget Address.

November 25th, 2022
Time to ‘turn a new page’ on multiple bill readings in one sitting– Hon Fraser

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Senior Legislator in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has blasted legislators and Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) for what he referred to as the rushing of bills in the House, with often three readings on one day.

November 25th, 2022
SSB spent over $16.5M to purchase land from 2016 to 2018

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- They say who owns the land owns the country! Social Security Board (SSB) then seems well on its way to owning the territory, having purchased over 137.6 acres of land over a 3-year span, beginning in 2016 under then Director Antoinette Skelton.

November 25th, 2022
‘Businesses starting to get irritated’ with many holidays in VI- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Ninth District Representative Hon Vincent O. Wheatley has suggested the Virgin Islands (VI) should reconsider the number of yearly public holidays as they are seen as a burden to businesses in the territory.

November 24th, 2022
Andrew A. Fahie 'retires' from HoA, D1 & active politics

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Former Premier of the Virgin Islands Andrew A. Fahie has officially retired from the House of Assembly (HoA), as the First District Representative, and from active politics.

November 16th, 2022
Premier justifies drinking 'strong drinks' with Jesus turning water to wine

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley has said he is pleased with the level of consultation for the Liquor Licences Act, 2019, noting that it was important that a cross-section of persons was engaged.


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