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March 24th, 2023
'I’m just here to help because the country needs help’– L. Allen Wheatley

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Former Financial Secretary in the Virgin Islands Mr L. Allen Wheatley during the launch of his campaign in the Eight Electoral District said his main objective is to help the territory at the time it needs it most.

August 19th, 2022
Jeremiah G.A. Frett confirmed Financial Secretary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islander Mr Jeremiah G.A. Frett has been confirmed to the post of Financial Secretary, having acted in the post since January 2021.

June 7th, 2021
Laurel L. Smith Out! Anna A. Rabsatt In! as Accountant General

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sources in the Public Service Commission (PSC) have advised our news centre that long time civil servant Ms Anna A. Rabsatt will be placed as Acting Accountant General in the coming days while current Acting Accountant General Laurel L. Smith will be reassigned to the Ministry of Finance.

April 17th, 2018
Still no mail box services on Tortola 7 months later

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Some seven months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed the Virgin Islands (VI) with its powerful category 5 winds and rain, things are still not back to normal with some government operations and services.

June 7th, 2017
The plot thickens! Financial Secretary to be stripped of powers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) seems to be busy this year with meetings. It will convene again on Tuesday June 13, 2017 in a new session.

June 2nd, 2017
Forbes in FS seat from June 6, 2017; Smith will not return as FS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom can confirm that former long-time civil servant, Attorney-at-Law and co-founder of Forbes Hare Mr Glenroy A. Forbes will take on the role of Financial Secretary (FS) effective Tuesday June 6, 2017. This is according to our senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources who confirmed that Mr Forbes “now has his letter.”

May 31st, 2017
Glenroy A. Forbes In! As FS; Neil M. Smith’s return uncertain!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Called upon for the second time to take on the post of Ministry of Finance boss and keep the post in local hands, former Financial Secretary (FS) and Attorney At Law Glenroy A. Forbes is expected to return to the Ministry of Finance.

May 22nd, 2017
Will the Financial Secretary Neil M. Smith return to office?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom with sources around every table in government that first and accurately reported that Financial Secretary Mr Neil M. Smith was scheduled to proceed on "vacation" from Monday March 27, 2017 after discussions with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

April 10th, 2017
Financial Sec wants civil servants to contribute to pension

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Currently, when a civil servant retires he or she is granted a pension until they die. However, while working for the government civil servants do not contribute to the pension plan.

March 31st, 2017
Is there a hunt for a replacement Financial Secretary?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was from Monday March 27, 2017 that Financial Secretary Neil M. Smith took his vacation, saying it was his choice to do so.

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