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Statement by Premier Wheatley with Update on Agriculture and Fisheries

Wednesday, 1 November 2023 - 12:25pm

Madame Speaker, agriculture and fisheries remain a high priority on the Government’s agenda, and I wish to provide an update on current matters.

Statement By Honourable Rymer On Asphalt Paving Of Primary Roads

Wednesday, 1 November 2023 - 10:37am

Madam Speaker, thank you for the opportunity to provide an update on the Territory’s Road Infrastructure. 

As you know, the road infrastructure throughout the Territory is not ideal.  There is substantial deterioration of not only the top layer, which is the asphalt layer, but also the base and subbase layers that have been compromised in many areas.

Statement By Honourable Rymer On Tropical Storm Philippe Recovery

Wednesday, 1 November 2023 - 10:17am

Madam Speaker, I wish to inform you and the public that Tropical Storm Philippe caused significant damage to the Beautiful Virgin Islands when it made landfall on October 3rd, 2023. The storm brought approximately eight (8) inches of rain, resulting in overwhelming amounts of mud and debris in our ghuts and our waterways. Fallen trees, boulders, and mud have also blocked roads and drains across the territory.

Statement By Honourable Rymer On The West End Ferry Terminal

Wednesday, 1 November 2023 - 10:01am

Madam Speaker, early last month, I gave an update on the progress of development of the West End Ferry Terminal, and I stand here today to present a further update on the additional progress made to date on this important development for our Territory. 

Statement by Honourable Smith on the Virgin Islands Trade Commission Act (Suspensory) Bill, 2023

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 - 7:36pm

Madam Speaker, with your permission I would like to present a bill seeking the suspension of the Virgin Islands Trade Commission Act, 2020. This Act, passed on 8 June 2020, aimed to establish the Virgin Islands Trade Commission, and vest it with critical responsibilities related to business, trade, investment, and consumer affairs within our jurisdiction. The Act came into effect on 21 November 2022, through Statutory Instrument S.I. 103 of 2022.

Update on the Implementation of the COI Recommendations

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 - 1:46pm

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to provide another update on the progress the Government of the Virgin Islands has been making with respect to our implementation of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry as outlined in the June 2022 Framework Agreement. 

Start of the 2023/2024 Tourist Season

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 - 1:34pm

Madam Speaker, I stand before you today on the threshold of a new and promising era as we mark the commencement of the 2023-24 tourist season in our beloved Virgin Islands. This season holds the promise of renewed hope and prosperity, a testament to our resilience in the face of the unprecedented challenges previously brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statement By The Premier And Minister For Tourism, Culture And Sustainable Development

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 - 1:06pm

Madam Speaker, the month of November is upon us, and Culture and Tourism Month is here again. This year will be the fourth annual Culture and Tourism Month and is being organised under the theme, “Our Virgin Islands, Our Story: Tell Your Story.”

Message by Premier Wheatley on Hurricane Tammy

Sunday, 22 October 2023 - 11:06am

Message from Honourable Dr. Natalio Wheatley
Update on Hurricane Tammy

Good day to all in the Virgin Islands.

By now you will all have heard that we are no longer undera Tropical Storm Watch. Hurricane Tammy did not strengthen or shift toward us as we feared, which is a blessing and we thank God for His mercies.

Message by Governor Rankin - Hurricane Tammy Update

Sunday, 22 October 2023 - 10:24am

Good morning to everyone in the Virgin Islands. 

I am very grateful to share that Hurricane Tammy has passed to the east of us as we had hoped. As expected, we did record some gusty conditions including windspeeds in excess of 30 miles per hour. So far, reports are that yesterday and last night passed with minimal local impacts.

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