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Direct rule or Indirect Rule
Post the Commission of Inquiry Report, there are only two options for British Virgin Islands governance short term: the next 4 years. There will be either direct rule or indirect rule. Both types will see the UK cabinet and Foreign and C...
Man arrested for allegedly raping tired girlfriend
The USVI Police Department recently arrested two men in connection with separate alleged rape incidents.
Premier affirms Unity Gov’ts commitment to fighting money laundering
Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley has affirmed his Government’s commitment to fighting money laundering and other financial crimes in the VI
Study standing orders; follow UK House of Commons - Hon Fraser urges new Speaker
New Speaker in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Corine N. George-Massicote having been sworn into the House on Thursday, May 26, 2022, was urged to study her role carefully.
Prices on almost everything at the grocery store are up - except rotisserie chicken. Here's why
At the grocery store, shoppers have seen food prices increase at their fastest pace in decades. Yet the price of one hot, juicy, spit-roasted favorite hasn't budged at several top chains: rotisserie chickens.
Paris Hilton wants to be the 'Queen of the Metaverse'
A fuschia Bentley drives down a twisty desert road toward the entrance of the Neon Carnival, an after-party held each year during Coachella. Paris Hilton has arrived. Her hair is in pigtails, twisted in part with white flowers, and she's...
Elon Musk says it's 'dumb' to call billionaires the bad guys
Elon Musk, the world's richest man, said on Twitter Thursday that billionaires aren't the bad guys.
Easyjet and TUI flights cancelled and long queues at some UK airports as passengers face half-term disruption
The news comes after a software problem forced the airline to cancel around 200 flights on Thursday, causing massive queues in a number of UK airports.
World Economic Forum: Davos distracted by war in Europe and growing global division
It is not easy to disturb the tranquillity of Davos, but Vladimir Putin has managed it.
Cost of living: Chancellor's aid will help you and make things worse at the same time
Let's begin with perhaps the most important question: will this make a difference?
Sunak unveils £21bn package and U-turns on windfall tax to help Britons 'hit hard' by cost of living surge
The chancellor's measures will be partly paid for by £5bn raised from a levy on oil and gas companies - a U-turn after the government had initially resisted Labour calls for a windfall tax.
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Windfall tax 'damaging' for net zero plans and energy security, businesses say
The Confederation of British Industry says the chancellor's windfall tax will hurt the UK's net zero ambitions - but climate groups disagree.
French billionaire's stake in BT to be reviewed over national security concerns
Patrick Drahi's stake in BT increased from 12.1% last year to 18%.
The chicest sustainable swimwear: Recycled, renewable and ocean-friendly
Recycled, renewable and ocean-friendly. Chloe Street on the eco-cossies to buy this summer
Birmingham Airport braced for half-term passenger surge as boss warns staffing issues may last until autumn
Nick Barton says staffing levels are still "about 15% short of where we need to be", due to security clearance and training of new staff taking around 10-12 weeks.
Cost of living: Why Rishi Sunak's populist windfall tax is facing a backlash
The chancellor may claim that a 'temporary Energy Profits Levy' is not a windfall tax but, as the popular saying goes, if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and waddles like a duck, then it probably is a duck.
Shell says windfall tax 'creates uncertainty' about North Sea oil and gas investment
The measure will see oil and gas firms pay a 25% levy on profits - but get tax breaks worth 91p for every £1 invested, according to the Treasury.
Sunak says inflation impact of cost of living help 'minimal' as he tells wealthy: let's give our £400 rebate to charity
The chancellor defended a policy which will see all households receive help with their energy bills as well as targeting additional support to millions of the least well-off.
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WHO: Nearly 200 cases of monkeypox reported in more than 20 countries
The World Health Organization says nearly 200 cases of monkeypox have been reported in more than 20 countries not usually known to have outbreaks of the unusual disease, but described the epidemic as “containable” and proposed creating a...
Sudan women’s activist wins human rights prize
Sudanese women’s activist Amira Osman Hamed has won a Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk, the organization announced.
UK battles to keep Jaguar Land Rover’s planned EV production
Britain lagging behind in race to build vital large-scale and local battery factories
World Bank boss warns over global recession
The head of the World Bank has warned that Russia's invasion of Ukraine could cause a global recession as the price of food, energy and fertiliser jump.
Billionaire’s stake in BT faces security probe
The government is to examine French billionaire Patrick Drahi's increased stake in BT over national security concerns, the telecoms giant has said.
Black history: Can school curriculum help curb racism?
A generation could be changed with the right education and representation in schools, a woman who felt "traumatised" by her school days has said.
Low likelihood of monkeypox spread to VI but situation being monitored– Hon Penn
Minister for Health and Social Development under the Unity Government, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has indicated that although the likelihood of monkeypox spread in the VI community is currently low, the Chief Medical Officer and other offi...
Special Select Committee says Willock must pay $98K court costs
The Special Select Committee appointed by the House of Assembly (HoA) in November 2021 to examine whether former Speaker Julian Willock should be indemnified of court costs or not has essentially concluded that he should be made to pay o...
Simon Cross is new President of IABVI Board
The Insurance Association of the BVI (IABVI) has appointed a new Executive Board led by Simon Cross as President, following its annual general meeting of April 13, 2022.
Woman succumbs to injuries from lone-vehicle accident
A woman who was seriously injured in an accident over the past weekend has reportedly succumbed to her injuries.
VI taxpayers to foot Governor's $44K CoI legal bill
Local taxpayers will have to foot a huge legal bill incurred by current United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, when he appeared before the Commission of Inquiry on November 24, 2021.
Five Acts left without assent across gov’ts! Four under Fahie’s watch
Spanning various governments, at least five pieces of legislation passed in the House of Assembly but have not received assent from the territory’s governors.
Over $1.6M in rent concessions offered to TPP tenants since 2020
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr Natalio Wheatley has revealed that the Virgin Islands government granted rent concessions to 70 tenants at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park which totalled more than 1.6 million dollars.
Former Premier Fahie instructed us to file injunction against COI
The injunction against the Commission of Inquiry lawyers to prevent them from practising in the Virgin Islands was architected by former Premier, Andrew Fahie.
Intruders using blowtorches at PWP dumpsite after hours
Minister of Health & Social Development, Marlon Penn has said intruders have been accessing dumpsites illegally and using blowtorches and similar devices to retrieve copper and other discarded items. This, he said, might be the cause of ...
Revenues collected not enough to fund government’s priorities
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said revenues collected by the government currently are insufficient to cover its priorities.
Over $8M spent on govt’s COI defence
The toll on taxpayers for the Commission of Inquiry (COI) has been assessed to be more than eight million dollars so far.
Health Minister says gov’t monitoring int’l monkeypox outbreak
Given the BVI’s dependence on international travel and tourism, Health Minister Marlon Penn said his ministry is monitoring the outbreak of monkeypox cases in countries where the virus does not usually spread.
National Unity Government to review 7% remittance tax
The seven per cent tax placed on money transfers leaving the territory has long since been an issue among expatriates in the Virgin Islands; however, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said his government is looking to review the policy.
China Opens Exchange Bond Markets to Overseas Investors
China will allow foreign institutional investors to trade bonds on its smaller exchange market in its latest step to attract more capital inflows by opening its financial markets, after a record selloff of Chinese holdings by foreign inv...
Hong Kong seeks to revive global banking status with major summit
Hong Kong's central bank plans to hold a major conference in November it hopes will draw global banking bosses, sources said.
UK equities head for best week since mid-March
UK's FTSE 100 inched higher on Friday, putting the blue-chip index on course for its best weekly showing since mid-March, although oil and gas stocks came under renewed pressure after the UK government's windfall tax plan this week.
Prince William holds future of British monarchy in his hands
While nearly all attention will be focused next week on Queen Elizabeth as she celebrates her 70th anniversary on the throne this year, for those with eyes on the future of the British monarchy, attention is switching to her grandson Pri...
Elon Musk Sued By Twitter Shareholders For Stock Price Manipulation
The court filing said that Musk's disregard for securities laws demonstrates how one can flaunt the law and the tax code to build their wealth at the expense of the other Americans.
Russia Ready To Help Overcome Global Food Crisis If...: Putin
Russia-Ukraine War: Vladimir Putin said in a conversation with Italian PM that the Russian Federation is ready to make a significant contribution to overcoming the food crisis.
Spain Passes Bill Qualifying All Non-Consensual Sex As Rape
Spanish government-proposed legislation, known as "Only yes is yes", merges the crimes of sexual abuse and sexual assault into the same type of crime qualified as rape, and victims will no longer have to prove violence or resistance.
US economy shrank by 1.5% in the first three months of 2022
But US consumers and businesses kept spending at a solid pace, according to government data released Thursday.
How does recycling work?
While the specifics of recycling vary around the globe, there are some common rules – and pervasive myths. Here's everything you ever wanted to know about it.
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