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December 16th, 2022
Ex FS lambasts Gov Rankin; Demands more respect for VI’s financial stewardship

EAST END, Tortola, VI- It has been over 40 years since the Virgin Islands came out of Grant-in-Aid from the United Kingdom (UK) and independently, without the help of the UK, began to successfully develop the Territory and making it an envy of the region.

June 2nd, 2021
50th anniversary of appointment of Dr Willard Wheatley as Chief Minister of VI

By Family of former Chief Minister, the late Dr Willard Wheatley, MBE, LLB

June 2, 2021, marks 50 years since the late Dr Willard Wheatley, MBE, LLD was appointed the second Chief Minister of the Virgin Islands after he was first elected to the Legislative Council (i.e. House of Assembly) in 1971. His political legacy is the financial autonomy of the Territory that remains the cornerstone of self-government and the furthest advance in self-determination achieved thus far.

August 21st, 2019
‘You don’t need no RDA!’- Julio S. Henry

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Recalling the historic and proud achievement in 1978 by the late Chief Minister Mr Willard Wheatley, who took the Virgin Islands out of Grant-in-Aid, which then resulted in the turnaround of the Virgin Islands economy, commentator Julio S. Henry aka’ Sam’ has urged Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to renegotiate the terms and conditions of the United Kingdom Loan Guarantee or refuse the offer.

December 20th, 2018
Thieves get comfortable without accountability – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On the heels of the Virgin Islands (VI) marking its 40th Anniversary of the end of ‘Grant-In-Aid’ from the United Kingdom (UK), Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) underscored the importance of the VI taking its financial management seriously.

December 19th, 2018
VI’s financial independence must be celebrated - E. Benito Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the introduction of the Virgin Islands (VI) Ministerial Government in 1967, finance was not a portfolio devolved to the elected Government.

December 21st, 2017
Sold out? Rules for hurricane loans demonstrate mistrust of NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following hurricanes Irma and Maria that destroyed the Virgin Islands (VI) and the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) regime of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), who has admitted via answers to questions in the House of Assembly (HoA) that the NDP Government left the country broke following the 2015 snap elections, now comes a new twist.

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