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January 29th, 2024
Jamaican allegedly denied entry into VI although a Belonger- Hon Fraser claims

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Jamaican who is a Virgin Islands Belonger was allegedly denied entry to the Territory as they were not a holder of a Virgin Islands (VI) visa, Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA has claimed.

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.

December 30th, 2022
VIslanders a minority in RVIPF with over 17 UK Officers- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many have said it in their small corners of the Virgin Islands, but the statistics have now confirmed that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is made up of majority expat police officers, with local Virgin Islanders being a minority in their homeland.

December 20th, 2022
Hons Smith & Flax-Charles blast SFC meetings as ‘futile’ process lacking data

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– Deputy Speaker and At-Large Representative Hon Neville A. Smith and Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) have criticised the lack of data available to them at Standing Finance Committee (SFC) deliberations.

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).

June 12th, 2019
Trade Dept has no power to shut down unlicenced businesses- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was during Standing Finance Committee (SFC) in April 2019 that the Director for Trade, Investment Promotions and Consumer Affairs Mrs Karia J. Christopher told the SFC that it had become a dangerous practice in the last few years for the Trade Department to issue cease and desist letters to businesses operating in the territory with a trade licence.

June 10th, 2019
Only 2 lifeguards on duty in VI- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of having sufficient lifeguards at beaches across the territory continues to be a challenge as it was revealed during the Deliberations for Standing Finance Committee (SFC) to examine the Draft Estimates for 2019 in April that only two lifeguards are on duty in the Virgin Islands.

June 9th, 2019
Community Policing collapsed in aftermath of 2017 hurricanes- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Community policing, or community-oriented policing, is a strategy of policing that focuses on building ties and working closely with members of the communities.

April 24th, 2019
HoA to continue April 25, 2019; Budget Debate starts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There will be two days of heated debate when the Second Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) in the Virgin Islands (VI) continues on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 10:00am at the Assembly's Chambers in Road Town, the capital city.

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