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November 8th, 2023
Landscaping of public roads on the move due to RATED Programme

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI- For months, taxi drivers, pedestrians, and motorists on Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and Jost van Dyke have been complaining about heavy bushes on the side of the roads causing driving, and walking hazardous.

December 14th, 2022
Ex-FS L. Allen Wheatley blasts Unity Gov’t; Pleads for help for youths

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Former Financial Secretary Mr L. Allen Wheatley has said there is a cash flow problem in the territory and the Unity Government has to take some of the blame for it.

October 7th, 2022
Bush cutting delayed territory-wide due to policy revision- PS Smith-Berkeley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Mr Ronald F. Smith-Berkeley has stated that the Ministry has experienced some administrative delays in attending to bush cutting throughout the Territory.

January 22nd, 2017
'Finally getting bushes cut in this district'- Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The two Virgin Islands Party Members, Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) and Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) often complain that their districts are being ignored by the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

October 22nd, 2016
Small contractors being forced to close- Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- “You don't have to drive very far from your home to realise that bush and weed are taking over and unless and until government does something meaningful about it the dangers to motorists will result in accidents and roads will become impassable.”

February 20th, 2014
Hon. Vanterpool made promises but hasn’t delivered - Opp Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The culture of disrespect for District Representatives created by the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) regime following the 2011 elections appears to continue but is more prevalent in Virgin Islands Party (VIP) held districts.

December 23rd, 2013
Bush cutters are cutting cable TV & phone lines too!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The practice by Government of giving private individuals and companies petty contracts and purchase orders to cut bush and trees along the main and secondary roads mainly on Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke is continuing by the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government even though during the 2011 general elections they were the biggest critics of the programme started by the now Opposition Virgin Islands Party.

April 3rd, 2012
Auditor General: “I had seen contracts issue & bush not cut”

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands’ Auditor General Mrs. Sonia Webster appearing before the 2012 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) to defend her budget when asked by the Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn what were the reasons for an audit being conducted, told the Members that at the beginning of the year each high risk area of each Ministry and Department was looked at and a spending plan was prepared.

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