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May 8th, 2024
UPDATE: Airport reopens; Some banks to open @ noon

BEEF ISLAND, Tortola, VI- The Terrance VB. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island has resumed operations, following the suspension of operations due to inclement weather this morning, May 8, 2024.

October 31st, 2023
CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank rebranding to CIBC

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- As it enters a new financial year, FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited has announced it is re-branding its business to adopt the name of its parent, CIBC.

October 1st, 2023
Premier Wheatley heaps praises on his Deputy Hon Lorna G. Smith OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was at the continuation of the Third Sitting of the First Session of the Fifth House of Assembly (HoA) on September 19, 2023, that Premier and Leader of Government Business Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) heaped praises on his Second Lieutenant Hon Lorna G. Smith (AL) OBE.

March 13th, 2023
Banks & trust companies making millions but do nothing to help VI- L. Allen Wheatley

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate in the Eighth District, Mr L. Allen Wheatley, believes foreign financial entities in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been making massive profits but are not doing enough to give back to the Virgin Islands.

February 7th, 2023
Customers still complain about banks, especially non-working ATMs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Immediately after the Covid-19 pandemic (2020/2021), many residents complained to our newsroom about the treatment by banks, with long lines of residents standing outside in the rain and scorching sun for hours.

March 11th, 2022
‘Give 1st time property owners 100% financing’- Premier to local banks

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The leader of the Government of the Virgin Islands has appealed to banks operating in the territory to grant first time homeowners or property owners who are Belongers 100% financing to purchase property under the new Stamp Duty Waiver initiative.

August 12th, 2021
Banks treating VI residents like 'scorned dogs'– Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Government consultant Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on the Andrew A. Fahie-led administration to intervene in the alleged bad treatment that the various banking institutions are meting out to the public.

April 19th, 2020
Too big to fail

Thomas C. Famous

What's next?

Where do we go from here?

Two questions, on the mind, of just about every human being, presently on earth.

April 15th, 2020
‘Have mercy on the people’ – Premier Fahie to banks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has made another passionate appeal to telecoms, utility companies and banks in the Virgin Islands to be considerate of the situation of their customers during this COVID-19 lockdown period.

December 26th, 2017
Banks telling people foolishness- Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) has blasted banks in the Virgin Islands for what he called “asking them [residents] to do all sort of foolish things that doesn’t make any sense and putting people through additional expenses” following damages to their properties by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September.

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