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‘Skelton Cline worked for his money’, says Premier

‘Skelton Cline worked for his money’, says Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has staunchly defended hiring consultant Claude Skelton Cline, claiming that he worked for the money that he was paid. Appearing before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) recently, Premier Fahie said Skelton Cline ‘gets things done’ wherever he […]

by / on October 15, 2021 at 11:30 AM /
What was govt’s rush for $10M land investment deal? COI grills minister

What was govt’s rush for $10M land investment deal? COI grills minister

Minister for Natural Resources Vincent Wheatley was grilled about the apparent haste with which the government approached a $10 million land investment deal with an unnamed developer last year.  When he appeared before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) yesterday, October […]

by / on October 15, 2021 at 9:02 AM /
Gov’t land ownership policy for locals not as straightforward

Gov’t land ownership policy for locals not as straightforward

Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Joseph Smith-Abbott, has described the process for Virgin Islanders to attain land ownership as somewhat complex. The PS gave that indication when he appeared before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) yesterday, […]

by / on October 15, 2021 at 8:31 AM /
Local firm awarded $550K Huntum’s Ghut Economic Zone contract

Local firm awarded $550K Huntum’s Ghut Economic Zone contract

The government has awarded Accurate Construction the contract to develop the Huntum’s Ghut Economic Zone Commercial Buildings on Tortola. The contract is valued at approximately $550,000. Cabinet made the decision during its meeting on October 6. And according to the […]

by / on October 15, 2021 at 7:53 AM /
$113K being spent to improve internet, data services at RVIPF

$113K being spent to improve internet, data services at RVIPF

The government has awarded a $113,000 contract to improve internet and data services throughout the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). The ‘dark fibre network activation’ contract was awarded to Electronic Solutions Ltd. This infrastructure will be installed at police […]

by / on October 15, 2021 at 7:15 AM /
Sea Cow’s Bay man fined for drugs! To be tried for escaping custody

Sea Cow’s Bay man fined for drugs! To be tried for escaping custody

A Sea Cow’s Bay resident was fined $2,220 for two counts of possession of a controlled drug after pleading guilty in the Magistrate’s Court today. Addision Nisbett, a 39-year-old car wash operator and father of three, was also charged with […]

by / on October 14, 2021 at 1:40 PM /
Despite his contract, CSC was a Political Advisor in my mind

Despite his contract, CSC was a Political Advisor in my mind

Despite being labelled as a ‘consultant’ on paper, Pastor Claude Skelton Cline was always deemed to be a ‘Ministerial Political Advisor’ in the eyes of the Premier. This is what Premier Andrew Fahie told the Commission of Inquiry (COI) when […]

by / on October 14, 2021 at 8:05 AM /
Four charged for murder from fatal shooting of Matthew Daly

Four charged for murder from fatal shooting of Matthew Daly

Four men have now been charged for the murder of Matthew Daly who was fatally shot during an incident in Spring Ghut back in September of last year. The accused murderers are 29-year-old Edward Crook and 25-year-old Dejshon Benjamin of […]

by / on October 14, 2021 at 8:01 AM /
First-day gloom for TPP businesses, craft vendors in cruise reopening

First-day gloom for TPP businesses, craft vendors in cruise reopening

The breezy and cheery backdrop of the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park was a stark contrast to the mood of the park’s business operators as well as Crafts Alive vendors at the end of day one of the opening […]

by / on October 14, 2021 at 7:41 AM /
Taxi operators still grateful despite ‘slow’ start to cruise season

Taxi operators still grateful despite ‘slow’ start to cruise season

Taxi operators are grateful for the opening of the cruise ship season despite a slow first day with regards to passenger traffic. According to Director of the Taxi & Livery Commission (TLC), Jevaughn Parsons, day one “was a fairly slow […]

by / on October 14, 2021 at 7:11 AM /