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September 6th, 2021
Gov’t bringing revised budget due to COVID-19 revenue shortfalls

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has proposed a revised budget for 2021, considering the shortfall in projected national revenues.

July 26th, 2021
Approval of Ministerial Political Advisors ‘adds salt to the wound’- Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a lengthy press release, which has already been dubbed as hypocritical and a slap in the face of Virgin Islanders, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) who had chastised the Virgin Islands Government to hastily open up the borders and has since been silent during the COVID-19 explosion, has broken his silence to lambast the decision of Cabinet to approve the hiring of Ministerial Political Advisors.

June 5th, 2021
The inflation beast returns - but don't panic just yet

By Dickson C. Igwe

Now the challenge with inflation is that it increases the cost of living. Inflation when uncontrolled can be very damaging. And if economics is primarily about human behavior, then uncontrolled inflation damages consumer and business confidence which are the platforms upon which economics rests.

November 16th, 2020
Gov’t spent $57.4M in unbudgeted COVID-19 expenses so far - Premier Fahie

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The COVID-19 pandemic in the Virgin Islands (VI) has so far cost the territory a whopping $57.4 million in direct expenses that were not initially budgeted for in 2020, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed.

September 7th, 2020
'Manage your money very, very wisely'- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has issued a call to persons in the Territory to be cautious when spending money in this COVID-19 era.

May 18th, 2020
COVID-19… Harsher than I like but just as true as always

Alred C. Frett

Good Government is always for the People by the People:

As staunch supporters of Good Governance, we expect Governments to do what they think is right and, even if they fall short, we can appreciate their effort… I join in giving our Government that praise… However, until the Mission is accomplished, we would expect any good Government to welcome fair assessment and progressive ideas… That and nothing more is my objective.

February 10th, 2020
'Funerals ain't cheap!' $17K spent on caskets in 9th District – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI- Between Virgin Gorda and Anegada, Ninth District Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley revealed that $17,000 was spent in 2019 on caskets.

December 14th, 2019
The Thrift Paradox

By Dickson C. Igwe

There are two types of player in the market economy: the producer and the consumer. Producers and consumers can be further described as savers and spenders; and lenders and borrowers. This is an important dichotomy of the marketplace.

April 11th, 2019
Hon Wheatley wants frugal spending on Festivals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) some $300K in debt as accumulated under the Dr D. Orlando Smith led National Democratic Party (NDP) government, the committee is looking to spend this year’s $710k budget as frugal and as wisely as possible given the current rebuilding atmosphere in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 29th, 2018
RVIPF gets £1.2M from UK

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has received direct funding from the United Kingdom to assist in its operations, which were hampered following the hurricanes of September 2017.

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