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Justified compliments about Mr. Moore's speech have been spread extensively and appropriately in the pages of many newspapers, but I would like to remark on precisely what I think was missing in the speech. Missing, not necessarily becau...
Man making $40k/year bought $32m in Vancouver real estate via CCP-linked offshore accounts
Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in B.C examined one instance in which a low-income man and his family bought $32 million worth of housing in Vancouver after transferring $114 million from largely obscure offshore accounts
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.
Premier questions if blatant UK corruption is benchmark for VI’s good governance
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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.
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.
US Intel Had Warned Of Possible Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan
The New York Times said that according to classified assessments by American spy agencies over the summer, there was the grim prospect of a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
More Than 750 Unmarked Graves Found Near Indigenous School In Canada as another evidence for the genocide that founded the country
"As of yesterday, we have hit 751 unmarked graves" at the site of the former Marieval boarding school in Saskatchewan province, Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme told reporters
This Hong Kong Restaurant Group Wrote the Playbook For Survival
"We’re no longer a restaurant team,” said Black Sheep co-founder Syed Asim Hussain. “We’re a scrappy food delivery company.”
Removal of Cecil Rhodes statue backed by Oxford University college
The governing body of an Oxford University college have said they wish to remove a controversial statue of coloniser Cecil Rhodes amid ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.
Personal details of some at Carrie Lam dialogue session posted online
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data has mounted an investigation after receiving complaints, the government says.
Most MTR Corp employees in Hong Kong to get pay rise of at least 4.2 per cent
Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corporation on Wednesday revealed most of its staff would get a pay rise of at least 4.2 per cent and a 1.3-month annual bonus this year.
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