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April 5th, 2024
Prematurely announcing minimum wage increase could 'undermine’ process- Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE has reiterated that it would be premature of her to announce an increase in the minimum wage, when a review is still ongoing.

October 12th, 2023
Increase in burglaries across VI observed- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has said it recently observed an increase in burglary incidents occurring throughout the Territory.

September 1st, 2023
Increase in COVID-19 cases observed- BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has noted a recent increase in the number of persons testing positive for COVID-19 at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

March 5th, 2023
UVI to increase Tuition by 14%; Meal Plans by 26%


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees has approved increases to tuition and fees for students, which are expected to start taking effect this fall. The decision was taken during the board’s quarterly meeting on Saturday, March 4, 2023, as the university faces chronically low enrollment and inflationary pressures.

December 29th, 2022
Civil Registry & Passport Office fees to increase

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Come the new year, the public will be required to pay more for services offered by the Civil Registry and Passport Office.

June 26th, 2022
Drastic increase in license fees harmful to small businesses- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- With the fees for trade licenses expected to dramatically increase, now that the Business Licensing Act 2020 has been passed in the House of Assembly (HoA), commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline has opined that the expected hike in fees could be especially discouraging towards existing small businesses and the startup of such businesses.

March 16th, 2022
Active COVID-19 cases in VI rise to 38

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After just 10 recorded active cases of COVID-19 on March 11, 2022, active cases have now risen to 38 in the [British] Virgin Islands.

March 16th, 2022
The price increases are coming!

Thomas C. Famous

In or around 1776, Paul Revere was cited as saying “The British are coming, the British are coming!!” There are some disputes as to if it was him or someone else who said it. Yet, the undeniable fact is that the British, under Cornwallis, did come. It took a while, but those same British had to sail themselves back to "Jolly ole Englande" to face the wrath of King George.

February 22nd, 2016
Premier Smith contradicts Works Minister on water rates increase

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The contradictions between Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith and his Ministers of Government have become very obvious to the public of recent, which raises the question as to who and what to really believe.

October 2nd, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: ‘We have seen an upsurge in gun crime’ – Gov John S. Duncan

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE acknowledged that while gun crime is on the increase in the Virgin Islands, Government is also taking steps to curb it and bring some measure of control. He also said guns turned in during the July 2015 amnesty could lead to prosecution based on forensic tests.

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