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Archive for June, 2022

Fahie sends notice of absence to HOA Speaker

Fahie sends notice of absence to HOA Speaker

Former Premier of the Virgin Islands Andrew Fahie has officially sent word to the House of Assembly (HOA) informing them of his absence from the latest sitting. Since his arrest at the Miami-Opa Locka Airport in late April, the First […]

by / on June 30, 2022 at 1:42 PM /
Gov’t to take action to recuperate grants acquired fraudulently

Gov’t to take action to recuperate grants acquired fraudulently

Minister for Social Development Marlon Penn said the government will be looking to take action to recuperate any funds issued to people under the House of Assembly Assistance Grant Programme once investigations indicate they were not qualified for those grants. […]

by / on June 30, 2022 at 7:36 AM /
Finance Minister seeks to cut BVI’s over-reliance on financial services

Finance Minister seeks to cut BVI’s over-reliance on financial services

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr Natalio Wheatley has indicated that the BVI’s over-reliance on its financial services industry, one of its two main economic pillars, should not be allowed to continue. The Premier was at the time addressing some […]

by / on June 30, 2022 at 7:25 AM /
Funding COI reforms ‘difficult’; belt tightening needed — Premier

Funding COI reforms ‘difficult’; belt tightening needed — Premier

Funding the Commission of Inquiry’s (COI) proposed reforms has proven to be a financial challenge for the government of the BVI. This is according to Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley, who explained that some mitigation measures may be needed in other […]

by / on June 30, 2022 at 7:09 AM /
Premier agrees with Sir Gary on route to self-governance

Premier agrees with Sir Gary on route to self-governance

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has expressed agreement with Sir Gary Hickinbotom – the man who led the recent Commission of Inquiry (COI) in the BVI – regarding the recommendations he has made for the territory’s route to self-governance. Premier Wheatley […]

by / on June 30, 2022 at 7:03 AM /
BVI Finance launches content series on local financial services industry

BVI Finance launches content series on local financial services industry

BVI Finance recently announced the launch of its new fact-based content series, titled BVI360, dedicated to showcasing the full picture of the territory’s financial services industry. The Chief Executive Officer of BVI Finance Elise Donovan explained that the purpose of […]

by / on June 30, 2022 at 6:39 AM /
Organisers have high expectations as Emancipation festivities return

Organisers have high expectations as Emancipation festivities return

By Fitsroy Randall, BVI News Staff The Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIFFC) has promised residents that this year’s staging of the Emancipation Festival, the first since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in 2020, will be bigger and better […]

by / on June 29, 2022 at 1:22 PM /
Damage control! BVITB monitoring int’l response to viral police video

Damage control! BVITB monitoring int’l response to viral police video

BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) Director Clive McCoy has joined the chorus of persons who have come out against a widely circulated video involving Police Commissioner Mark Collins that critics say has tarnished the territory’s pristine reputation. “As you know here […]

by / on June 29, 2022 at 9:46 AM /
Palm Grove contract rescinded because of issues with parties involved

Palm Grove contract rescinded because of issues with parties involved

Amid questions about why Cabinet cancelled the contract awarded to a local construction company for the Palm Grove Shopping Centre Redevelopment project, Premier Dr Wheatley has now offered an explanation. Meridian Construction Company was contracted to design, finance and build […]

by / on June 29, 2022 at 8:35 AM /
Premier looking to revive zoning strategy interrupted by hurricanes

Premier looking to revive zoning strategy interrupted by hurricanes

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has said he plans to have discussions to revisit a physical zoning strategy that had been created for businesses before events such as the 2017 hurricanes interrupted its implementation. Zoning refers to a policy that organises how […]

by / on June 29, 2022 at 8:17 AM /