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January 29th, 2024
Water could be coming to farmers @ Paraquita Bay- Smith-Berkeley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The vexing issue of water for farming continues to be a challenge for farmers who use the Paraquita Bay lands on Tortola to plant and rear livestock. However, according to information from the House of Assembly Standing Finance Committee (SFC) Report, this is expected to be addressed.

January 29th, 2024
Jamaican allegedly denied entry into VI although a Belonger- Hon Fraser claims

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Jamaican who is a Virgin Islands Belonger was allegedly denied entry to the Territory as they were not a holder of a Virgin Islands (VI) visa, Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA has claimed.

November 23rd, 2023
Budget Standing Finance Committee (SFC) started today, Nov 23, 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Two days after Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) delivered the second budget address of his young premiership, the House of Assembly (HoA) has today November 23, 2023, gone into the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) of the House, for the proposed 2024 budget.

January 18th, 2023
Crime up for sexual offenses, domestic violence & drug seizure- CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands (VI) under the United Kingdom Commissioner of Police Mark Collins has faced an increase in crime in some areas.

January 17th, 2023
CoI report did not touch Governor’s Court Portfolio- SFC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many residents, talk show hosts and commentators continue to ask why the one-man United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) did not touch any matters under the Governor's portfolio. Many have used this fact to claim that the CoI was biased and a witch hunt against those who spoke out against racism and colonialism, with an attempt to destabilise the nation and brand residents as corrupt.

January 16th, 2023
DPP Scatliffe shares statistics with SFC; She is ‘short staffed’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ms Tiffany R. Scatliffe, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), made a brief presentation when she appeared before the House of Assembly (HoA) Standing Finance Committee (SFC) last month, as legislators examined the 2023 Budget Estimates.

January 15th, 2023
Attorney General wants better pay for Government lawyers- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Attorney General (AG) of the Virgin Islands Honourable Dawn J. Smith told the House of Assembly (HoA) Standing Finance Committee (SFC) that she appreciates the support of her colleagues in the HoA.

January 13th, 2023
'There are inmates awaiting trial for up to 5 years'- Guy M. Hill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The old maxim ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’, which means that if legal redress or equitable relief is available, but is not forthcoming in a timely fashion, it is effectively the same as having no remedy at all, may very well apply to the state of judicial affairs in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 9th, 2023
Anegada District Officer left to clear animal faeces @ community centre- Flax-Charles

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- It was at the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) Meeting to examine the 2023 Budget last month that the Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Agriculture and Fisheries and Territorial Member Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles inquired about the cleaning of the Community Centres, particularly on the Sister Islands and specific to Anegada.

January 6th, 2023
Fraser pleaded for vessels removal from SCB Harbour, attention to Downs repair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was last month at the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) Meeting that Leader of the Opposition and Member for the Third District Hon Julian Fraser RA said he attended meetings with Mr Anthony S. McMaster, Chief Executive Officer of the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), and it was a 'go' to start removing the derelict vessels from the Sea Cows Bay Harbour.

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