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Don’t be ungrateful! Premier slams those who disregard govt’s efforts

Don’t be ungrateful! Premier slams those who disregard govt’s efforts

Premier Andrew Fahie has described as ‘ungrateful’, some persons who do not recognise the efforts being made by his government to meet some of their needs under the current prevailing circumstances. “It seems to me that some persons only wake […]

by / on September 23, 2021 at 8:10 AM /
Gov’t to pay out $4M for 2017 salary increments this year

Gov’t to pay out $4M for 2017 salary increments this year

Three-quarters of the salary increments owed to public servants for the 2017 work-year will be paid by year’s end. The total amount of monies government owes for that work year is six million dollars. “Four million dollars is expected to […]

by / on September 23, 2021 at 7:35 AM /
Teachers to get $300 stipend from government’s adjustment budget

Teachers to get $300 stipend from government’s adjustment budget

Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has announced that teachers will receive a $300 stipend from the government’s adjustment budget which was passed in the House of Assembly late last evening, September 22. He explained that the stipend was being distributed […]

by / on September 23, 2021 at 7:31 AM /
Deputy Premier scolds Opposition Leader for power grab attempts

Deputy Premier scolds Opposition Leader for power grab attempts

Deputy Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has come out in strong condemnation of what he felt were attempts by the Opposition Leader, Marlon Penn, to achieve greater political power. Dr Wheatley said he has been concerned about Penn’s stance regarding the […]

by / on September 23, 2021 at 7:16 AM /
Youth parliamentarians to debate if coalition gov’t is best for BVI

Youth parliamentarians to debate if coalition gov’t is best for BVI

The Virgin Islands Youth Parliament (VIYP) is scheduled to reconvene in the next few weeks. This follows their first official sitting back in March when the 23-member youth parliament had spirited debate on whether BVI should move to self-determination. This […]

by / on September 23, 2021 at 6:30 AM /
Speaker accuses High Court judge of interfering with Legislature

Speaker accuses High Court judge of interfering with Legislature

Days after accusing Attorney General Dawn Smith of misleading the High Court, Speaker of the House of Assembly (HOA), Julian Willock has now accused the same court of interfering with the legislative arm of government — the HOA. Willock levelled […]

by / on September 22, 2021 at 12:03 PM /
Frustrated! Pussers employees seek attorney for severance pay owed

Frustrated! Pussers employees seek attorney for severance pay owed

Employees of Pusser’s are joining together to hire an attorney to file a lawsuit against the restaurant’s owner, Mark Vanterpool, who they accuse of neglecting to make severance payments owed for months. Vanterpool acquired Pusser’s back in March. And as […]

by / on September 22, 2021 at 10:46 AM /
Smith back with another gov’t contract as COI probes the last

Smith back with another gov’t contract as COI probes the last

On the heels of a controversy where he quietly held a government contract for eight months before declaring it to the House of Assembly (HOA), Deputy Speaker Neville Smith is scheduled to return to the legislative body seeking exemption from vacating […]

by / on September 22, 2021 at 9:35 AM /
Fully vaccinated travellers exempt from entry portal effective Oct 1

Fully vaccinated travellers exempt from entry portal effective Oct 1

Premier Andrew Fahie has announced that persons who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to apply for entry through the BVI gateway portal application, effective October 1. The Premier made the announcement last evening, September 21 during the […]

by / on September 22, 2021 at 7:56 AM /
Gov’t to defer good standing certificate payments for one year

Gov’t to defer good standing certificate payments for one year

Premier Andrew Fahie has announced that his government will soon be offering much-needed relief in the matter of good-standing certificate requirements for work permit holders. The Premier, who described the government-implemented policy as an issue that has been plaguing businesspersons […]

by / on September 22, 2021 at 7:35 AM /