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April 24th, 2024
OJ Smith departs Premier’s Office as consultant; Now @ BVIEC

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI- Businessman and former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for District Three, Mr Kevin C. Smith aka ‘OJ’ has ended his second contract with the Premier’s Office as a consultant, according to sources familiar with the matter.

January 7th, 2024
VI's D’Moi M. Hodge waived by LA Lakers

LOS ANGELES, California, USA- Virgin Islands’ D'Moi M. Hodge’s stint with the Los Angeles Lakers first team in the National Basketball Association (NBA) has come to an end, as the Lakers has waived his 2-way contract.

December 14th, 2023
NEOC building expected to be completed within 4th quarter of 2024

McNAMARA, Tortola, VI- The construction of the new National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) in McNamara, Tortola is progressing, with the concrete roof pour now complete.

November 26th, 2023
Ex Financial Secretary L. Allen Wheatley inks consultancy contract with VI Gov't

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Former Financial Secretary of the Virgin Islands (VI) and unsuccessful Virgin Islands Party (VIP) political candidate for the Eighth District in the 2023 general elections, Mr L. Allen Wheatley, is back.

November 13th, 2023
Racetrack land lease still unresolved; No horse races for 70th anniversary celebration

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The last race day at Ellis Thomas Downs was August Tuesday of 2022. Since then Ellis Thomas Downs has laid barren. Many horse owners have either had to let their horses out of the stables to pasture, send them to other Caribbean Islands, or find creative ways to keep feeding them.

October 2nd, 2023
Dr Arlene L. Smith-Thompson out as Vice President of Academic Affairs @ HLSCC

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- “I leave behind some of the most wonderful professionals that supported me unwaveringly as I executed the duties of my office at HLSCC. I am thankful for the opportunity that I was granted to serve.”

September 3rd, 2023
Gov Bryan urges USVI to reduce reliance on high-priced consultants


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- During a recent Public Finance Authority Board meeting, Us Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr, who also serves as the PFA board chair, expressed concerns over the territory's dependence on external consulting firms like Ernst & Young for financial oversight of disaster recovery projects.

August 25th, 2023
Willock calls for new negotiations regarding Ellis Thomas Downs stalemate

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- A staple of the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival activities is horse racing; however, it was missing from this year’s calendar of activities due to a breakdown in negotiations with landowners at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay last year.

June 28th, 2023
Gov’t inks $511,786 contract for Long Swamp Pump Station

LONG SWAMP, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands inked a contract valued $511,786 for works on the Long Swamp Pump Station, in a contract signing ceremony on June 27, 2023, with BioSafe Treatment and Septic Solution.

February 7th, 2023
Rhodni A. Skelton Out! As Deputy Director of Tourism

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After 19 years at the BVI Tourist Board and Film Commission (BVITB), Mr Rhodni A. Skelton has exited the entity, where he last held the position of Deputy Director of Tourism.

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