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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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
Fahie Administration Blasts Delay in COI Report
The long-awaited British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry Report, initially scheduled to release in January 2022, has suffered a three-month setback, further extending the cliff-hanger under which that British dependency has been lab...
Embattled Johnson facing new round of corruption allegations in UK!
United Kingdom Prime Minister, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson ‘aka ‘Boris’ has been accused of a new round of corruption allegations for 2022, after it emerged that he sought funds for his flat refurbishment from a Conservative donor...
UK’s bid is to recolonise OTs under Global Britain- Cromwell Smith
Talk show host Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka' says he would be surprised if the United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) would include in its final report recommendations for the Virgin Islands (VI) to be independent.
Gov’t says COI’s reason for 3-month delay is ‘puzzling’
In a response to the three-month extension granted to the Commission of Inquiry (COI), the government said it is “puzzling” that the main reason cited by the Commission is the need to decide which parts of sensitive documents should be w...
EZ Shipping contract not my idea! I only facilitated barges - Premier
Premier Andrew Fahie has once again sought to correct claims that he initiated discussions with EZ Shipping to use its barges as part of the territory’s sea defences.
COMMENTARY: New Year’s resolutions by the people
Twenty-five years of lack of vision and planning demands that residents hold their governments accountable in the coming years, through an independent investigative agency with teeth.
Lisa Penn-Lettsome tipped to Chair Constitutional Reform Committee
Now long overdue, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has set up the Territory’s Constitutional Reform Committee to look at changes needed to the Virgin Islands’ Constitution of 2007.
COI extended by another three months
Just two weeks before the scheduled conclusion of the Commission of Inquiry (COI), the Commission has yet again been extended.
Not one of us got anything from any grants - Premier
Ahead of a report from the Commission of Inquiry (COI) on its findings, Premier Andrew Fahie has refuted the notion that any member of his government committed any improprieties in the distribution of COVID-19 assistance grants.
Opposition Leader denies being on quest for power
Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has denied being on a quest for power and has instead accused the government of digging a pit for the BVI through its own power-seeking behaviour.
Cabinet approves extension to complete Sustainable Development Plan
Cabinet has reviewed and approved a proposal for the expansion of scope and the extension of time for completion of the National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP).
Register of Interests Act is flawed and toothless
Education Minister and Deputy Premier, Dr Natalio Wheatley, has described the Register of Interests Act as flawed and toothless.
Premier Fahie welcomes Final Adoption of UN Resolution on VI Decolonisation
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has welcomed the final adoption of the United Nations (UN) Resolution on the ‘Question of the British Virgin Islands’ passed by the UN General Assembly on December 11, 2021,...
A New Year's Resolution
25 years of lack of vision and planning demands that residents hold their governments accountable in the coming years, through an independent investigative Agency with teeth.
Premier thankful for UN resolution on decolonisation
Premier Andrew Fahie has welcomed the final adoption of the United Nations (UN) resolution on ‘the question of the British Virgin Islands’ passed by the UN General Assembly at the conclusion of its 76th session on December 11, which deal...
Where was your voice when NDP labelled as corrupt? Penn asks
Much of the government’s debate contributions on the recently passed Integrity in Public Life Act have centred on the ease with which public officials are constantly being labelled as corrupt, without any consequences attached.
Integrity in Public Life Act not motivated by a CoI- Deputy Premier
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has dismissed claims that the Integrity in Public Life Act, 2021, now before the Virgin Islands (VI) House of ...
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