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May 15th, 2024
Basketball at an all-time low; Gov’t needs to step in- Roy A. Garraway

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Businessman and basketball coach Mr Roy A. Garraway has lamented that basketball is at an all-time low in the territory and has called for the government to step in to save the sport.

April 2nd, 2024
Premier Wheatley urges a return to fundraising for community events

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called on community members to return to fundraising for their events in the community spirit that once prevailed.

March 25th, 2024
Gov’t 'proud of the way we have been addressing challenges'– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says he remains proud of the way his government has been addressing challenges in the territory, noting that a lot of those challenges have been inherited from successive governments.

February 14th, 2024
'I remain laser-focused on strengthening good governance'- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says he will continue strengthening governance in the VI and implementing the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) reforms, despite the guilty verdict of ex-premier Andrew A. Fahie.

February 10th, 2024
Gov’t working on May 2024 as substantive deadline for CoI reforms- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says his government continues to work towards a May 2024 deadline, to implement the CoI recommendations in the Virgin Islands and to meet as many targets as possible by that date.

December 19th, 2023
Fiscal challenges loom as Gov Bryan pursues $50M credit line for Gov't operations


CHRISTIANSTED, ST. Croix, USVI — USVI Governor Albert Bryan is seeking $50 million from a line of credit to be used for government operations, according to a draft amendment viewed by the Consortium, bringing into focus the fiscal challenges the administration is facing.

October 3rd, 2023
VI Gov’t takes steps toward public debt reform with self-assessment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has undertaken a Debt Management Self-Assessment to evaluate the various processes and institutions currently in place to guide public debt activities as facilitated by the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Debt Management Unit from September 18 to 29, 2023, and spanned the full gamut of government debt management functions.

September 4th, 2023
Public sector 'has been beaten up really badly’- DaBreo-Lettsome

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office Sharleen S. DaBreo-Lettsome MBE says the local Public Sector is going through a process of transformation that goes beyond the Commission of Inquiry (CoI), where the vision is for persons to access the services of the Government from anywhere.

August 14th, 2023
The parables of Governors, Civil Servants & Representatives

Alred C. Frett

We should beware of a Youthful Immaturity that is unconcerned about long-term Acts & Consequences, but quick to feed the Heat of the Moment… Instead of learning from Yesterday, how to make plans of Today, in preparation for Tomorrow, they are quick to join the Herd and squander their Today and then claim someone else’s Tomorrow… They’ll take Water and Electricity for granted until all is gone.

July 27th, 2023
'We don’t need coercive measures to reform Gov’t– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has vowed to continue advocating for the removal of the Order-in-Council in reserve, to suspend the VI’s constitution should his government fail to reform Governance as per the recommendations of the Commission on Inquiry (CoI) report.

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