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November 1st, 2023
Social Protection Policy inadequate to help people in VI– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called "inadequate", the VI’s current Social Protection Policy, which he says cannot help the people.

October 30th, 2023
Blaming the Gov’t for crime is a self-serving & dangerous narrative by Opposition- Premier

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has hit back at the Opposition for suggesting that the government is to take some of the blame for the increase in crime in the Virgin Islands.

September 12th, 2023
VI will be 'lost to crime' if Gov’t fails to create opportunities for youths- Curtis Callwood

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands (VI) fashion designer Curtis Callwood is calling on the Government to prioritise creating opportunities for local youths, whom he said are bursting with talent.

May 11th, 2023
Gov’t can’t build VI alone; civil society & businesses must pitch in– Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has called on local businesses, along with civil society, to help the government achieve the goal of building the VI together.

May 10th, 2023
US making it ‘very difficult’ for VI to attract & keep healthcare talent- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– While not a new challenge, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says one way to retain and attract healthcare workers in the VI is for the territory to start encouraging some of its own people to return home and make the sacrifice.

May 8th, 2023
VI seniors & children were well in tune to VI elections– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ninth District Representative and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatly (R9) has said that throughout the 2023 Elections period, he was surprised at how intuned both seniors and children were to issues in the territory.

May 2nd, 2023
‘Greedy Bill’ can be amended rather than repealed– Hon Julian Fraser RA

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – Senior Legislator in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has called for the ‘Retiring Allowances Legislative Service Amendment Act 2021’, to be amended rather than repealed, given only sections of the law require changes.

February 23rd, 2023
‘You can’t get more than 2 bags of groceries for close to $200’- Lorna G. Smith

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- Freshly announced At Large candidate for the 2023 General Election in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) Mrs Lorna G. Smith, OBE, has lamented the cost of living in the territory.

February 22nd, 2023
Lorna G. Smith OBE enters 2023 elections race

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- Mrs Lorna G. Smith, the wife of former Premier Dr D. Orlando Smith, OBE, has announced she will be contesting the 2023 General Election as an At-Large Candidate.

December 15th, 2022
'Group of independent-minded persons' needed to take VI forward-Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick D. Pickering has declared that the 2023 upcoming election in the territory will be an opportunity for the Virgin Islands to rewrite everything about its democracy once a group of independent-minded persons takes office.

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