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Speaker Willock gives history lesson on ‘Speech from the throne’
During the announcement segment of the First Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands held on January 18, 2022, Hon Julian Willock, Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), spoke about the ...
BVI Platinum News accused of unfair dismissal by reporter
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government news site BVI Platinum News has been accused of unfair dismissal after it suddenly ousted one of its reporters Esther Durand.
Gov’t looking to train more VI skilled workers in 2022
For the 2022 legislative year, the Government of Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will be focusing on introducing different pieces of legislation to further strengthen the education sectors to supply more skilled workers to the local economy.
Gov’t should ‘head hunt’ locals to fill top jobs in VI– Skelton-Cline
Pastor & Radio talk show host Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on the Fahie administration to ensure that key positions in the public sector are being held by Virgin Islanders as a matter of priority.
Fears Of COI Report Setting Back BVI More Than 20 Years Grows
There are growing sentiments in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) that the Commission of Inquiry (CoI), which concluded last year and has already missed two report submission deadlines, could set the country back at least twenty years.
If we go independent ‘we not dumping the UK’ – Hon Fraser
Senior legislator in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has argued that going independent does not mean the Virgin Islands will outright ‘dump’ the UK regarding the partnership shared by the two.
Education Minister withdraws ‘rubbish’ remarks against Mitch
Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has expressed regret for making statements about another legislator recently that he termed as ‘unflattering’.
Throne Speech: Long overdue Constitutional Review ‘moving forward this year’
Buried beneath a mountain of legislative plans for 2022, as revealed in the Speech from the Throne, the Virgin Islands' status on its long-overdue Constitution Review process was mentioned just once.
Cloud of Uncertainty Hoovers Over the BVI
As citizens of the British Virgin Islands continue to go about their daily lives, they do so under a cloud of uncertainty as most eagerly await the findings and recommendation of a United Kingdom-sanctioned Commission of Inquiry.
HoA returns today with Speech from the Throne & new legislation
The Virgin Islands' House of Assembly (HoA) will return today, January 18, 2022, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre with the highly anticipated Speech from the Throne written by the Government and delivered by the Governor.
Fahie gov’t re-commits to ‘Good Governance’ in 2022 roadmap
The Andrew A. Fahie-led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration has thrown down the gauntlet for a new round of ‘Good Governance’ legislation that will bring greater transparency and accountability to current and future Virgin Islands ...
Gov’t projecting $5.7M in gaming & betting revenues for 2022
The Government of the Virgin Islands will in 2022 be implementing The Gaming and Betting Control Act, 2020, which aims to provide for the establishment of the Gaming and Betting Control Commission to regulate the Gaming and Betting Secto...
St Vincent approved to export medical marijuana as UK delays BVI
As the BVI continues to be locked in dialogue with the United Kingdom for the assent of its long-delayed Cannabis Licensing Act, St Vincent and the Grenadines has been granted permission to export medical marijuana.
Nervous Wait For BVI Commission Report
Many British Virgin Islanders are nervous as they anxiously await the result and recommendation of the recently held Commission of Inquiry that seeks to paint the Fahie Administration as not fit for office.
‘We must never assist the colonialists’ to take away freedom- Cromwell Smith
A son of the Virgin Islands soil who has always advocated for the empowerment of locals and persons of African descent, Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka, has warned Virgin Islanders to be wary not to facilitate nations that once enslaved ou...
Some of our decisions at start of pandemic weren’t the best - Fahie
Premier Andrew Fahie has admitted in retrospect that his government made several decisions, during the initial stages of the pandemic, which were uncomfortable and which may not have been the best choices made.
Vaccination Drive Moves To VG
The Government of the Virgin Islands is now offering COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots to residents of Virgin Gorda today, Saturday, January 15.
Public consultations begin for VI’s Nat'l Sustainable Development Plan
Today, January 15, 2022, marks the official start of public consultations on the Fahie Government’s implementation of the proposed National Sustainable Development Plan.
Throne Speech set for Jan 18, 2022; Visitors restricted due to COIVD Spike!
The Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Julian Willock has announced in a public notice that due to the spike in COVID-19 he is “restricting visitors to the gallery for the Speech from the Throne scheduled for Tuesday, January 18...
BVICCHA’s Chair Peeved; Prospect Reef Remains Abandoned By Gov’t
Chairperson of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA), Mrs. Shaina Smith-Archer appeared peeved that the state-owned Prospect Reef Resort continues to remain in a state of abandonment following the 2017 hurricanes, w...
Tourists told to practice 'Vigilance' as COVID cases surge
Tourists arriving in the Virgin Islands (VI) on cruise ships have been urged to follow all local health guidelines and practice ‘vigilance’, as part of a message from Health Minister, Hon Carvin Malone (AL).
Caribbean National Kurt A.G. Menal tipped for new MD of BVIAA
Word just reaching our news centre from sources within the UK’s Air Safety Support International (ASSI), the territory’s aviation regulators, is that St Lucian Kurt A. G. Menal will be the new Managing Director of the BVI Airports Author...
Drop the old politics, use CDB-approved plan for ESHS — Walwyn
Former Education Minister Myron Walwyn has urged politicians in the BVI to move away from the old brand of politics of wasting taxpayers resources.
BVI Premier Rubbishes Claim Of Causing COI Delay
Premier for the British Virgin Islands Andrew Fahie is rubbishing claims that his administration was the culprit for the delay in the final Commission of Inquiry Report.
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