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Premier Slams UK’s Double Standards On Belongership
Premier and Minister for Finance Hon. Andrew Fahie has defended the territory’s position on granting belongership to non-locals who have contributed to the development of the British Virgin Islands.
60 Guests Enjoy BVI As Cruise Ships Return
A total of 60 guests disembarked from Seabourn Odyssey, the first cruise ship to dork at the C. B. Romney Tortola Pier Park today, October 13.
Cruise tourism restart: VI welcomes first cruise ship today!
At 9:00 am, today, October 13, 2021, the Virgin Islands is expected to welcome Seabourn Odyssey with a total of 462 guests, according to the Virgin Islands Ports Authority’s website, representing the first cruise ship with passengers to ...
Premier questions if blatant UK corruption is benchmark for VI’s good governance
Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called out the blatant corruption in the United Kingdom’s management of its COVID-19 pandemic and asked whether that is the benchmark the Virgin Islands (V...
Government won’t sacrifice people’s safety during cruise season
The government has said it will not sacrifice the safety of its people despite the reopening of the ports for the cruise ship season.
Suicides likely averted with COVID grant $$ to churches - Premier
Premier Andrew Fahie has suggested that his government’s COVID-19 assistance grants given to religious organisations last year likely prevented suicides in the BVI.
Why rush to audit stimulus? Premier suggests collusion
Premier Andrew Fahie has questioned the apparent ‘rush’ to execute an audit of his government’s COVID-19 stimulus grants, arguing that ulterior motives may have been afoot.
East End police removing derelicts along roadways
The East End Police Station is leading an initiative to remove abandoned and neglected vehicles that line the roadways of the eastern side of Tortola.
Premier strives to ‘clear BVI’s good name’ at COI hearing
Premier Andrew Fahie has said his focus is now set squarely on clearing the BVI’s name after it was tarnished by the Commission of Inquiry (COI) and United Kingdom (UK) officials with allegations of corruption and poor governance.
BVI Guv okays bills to deter financial crime
Six bills designed in large part to deter financial crime took effect recently after receiving assent from Governor John Rankin.
Premier Talks Regional Trade
In his vision for a BVI with a diversified economy, Premier and Minister for Finance, Hon. Andrew Fahie said he sees regional trade playing an integral role. In fact, Hon Fahie in a statement on October 23 said that he envisions a BVI th...
Hong Kong Protests Pose No Issue For BVI Financial Services
The BVI’s Asia based financial services office has not been affected by the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, neither has the demonstrations affected Territory’s business in that region. This announcement was made by Premier and Minister fo...
Banco Popular taking shape on Virgin Gorda
With the Premier Andrew A. Fahie administration yet to name the official October 2019 opening date for Banco Popular on Virgin Gorda, the building for the much-needed service on the island is finally taking shape.
PHOTO of the Day: Premier Fahie & Hon Rymer mingle with HLSCC Students
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), along with Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer(R5), today took time out of their busy schedules to intermingle with sev...
Junk food a major issue @ BFEC- Sasha D.A. Flax
Opposition Member and Second District Representative, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka 'Mitch', in accusing the current and former administrations of acting in contravention to the law regarding the functions of the Recovery and Development Ag...
'Where are we going wrong with our males in this territory?'- Cecily Malone - calls on parents to be positive role models for growing children
Coordinator of the Alternative Secondary Education Programme, Ms Cecily Malone, has expressed concern with the large numbers of young men who are flunking the programme.
Iconic educator L. Adorothy Turnbull honoured - with renaming of ESHS L-Shaped Building
It was a teary moment for retired educator Ms L. Adorothy Turnbull as showers of gratitude were bestowed on her for her invaluable contribution to the education system in the Virgin Islands for some 50 years.
Banking facility to be restored on VG in October
Originally scheduled for an August 2019 opening, residents and other persons on Virgin Gorda will have to wait until October of 2019, for access to much needed banking facilities via Banco Popular, following some setbacks.
Fraser says BVI businesses treated unfairly
Third District Representative Julian Fraser pressed Premier Andrew Fahie in the House of Assembly on July 31 about what he described as unfair burdens placed on local Virgin Islands businesses, arguing that they should not be subjected t...
Premier Tight-lipped About Internet Boosting Plans
The internet service in the Territory has been a sore point for years, with service providers declaring that they are trying their best and consumers continuously expressing frustration. A plan to improve not only internet speeds, but ov...
Steep Penalties For Cybercrimes, Hacking & Bullying
The penalty for computer and cyber abuse will significantly increase, and legislators announced that this is a necessary deterrent to online bullying in the Territory. In fact, the debate on the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime (Amendment)...
Still not in the clear: More updates to BOSSs laws as BVI eludes EU blacklist
More amendments are being made to the Beneficial Ownership Secure Search system (BOSSs) Act, this time to increase funding and staff of the territory’s International Tax Authority (ITA).
Gov't introducing new 'fee' to send money abroad, says Premier
Persons living in the British Virgin Islands will soon be required to pay an additional tax to send their money out of the territory.
BVI amends Beneficial Ownership Secure Search system to avoid blacklist
The British Virgin Islands is implementing a raft of ammendments to the Beneficial Ownership Secure Search system (BOSSs) Act to adjust to the new rules of economic substance and avoid being placed on the EU's blacklist. Leading brand fo...
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