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‘Businesses starting to get irritated’ with many holidays in VI- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley
Ninth District Representative Hon Vincent O. Wheatley has suggested the Virgin Islands (VI) should reconsider the number of yearly public holidays as they are seen as a burden to businesses in the territory.
Accepting the lies or repeating the truth
Don’t tell us we are wrong or, you will hurt our Feelings:
Has Governor Rankin become the ‘Unwanted Uncle’ @ Thanksgiving Dinner?
Today, Thursday, November 24, 2022, many in the United States of America are celebrating Thanksgiving.
NDP says it stands by Walwyn amidst recent charge & arrest
Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the National Democratic Party (NDP) has decided to stand by its former Chairman Myron V. Walwyn, amidst a recent charge and arrest connected to the Virgin Islands (VI) CoI...
Janice A. Stoutt resigns from Constitutional Review Commission
Word reaching our news centre is that Attorney-at-Law and indigenous Virgin Islander Janice A. Stoutt has tendered her resignation as a Member of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC). She had held the position of Deputy Chair.
Pastor Skelton Cline urges Christians to get involved in politics
Political commentator and clergyman, Pastor Claude Skelton Cline has urged those who identify as Christians to get involved in local politics as they have an important role to play in the governance of the territory.
'I was told I was too close to Fahie to be a Minister in Unity Gov’t'- Hon Malone
Both former Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) and former Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) have said in the past they gave up their Ministerial positions for the greate...
Customs Boss Wade N. Smith still not called back to work
Commissioner of Customs Mr Wade N. Smith has not been instructed to return to work, according to sources close to the situation speaking on condition of anonymity to Virgin Islands News Online (VINO).
Former BVI prosecutor writes letter to Governor in Walwyn’s defense
Former BVI police prosecutor Jefferson Knight has written a letter addressed to Governor John Rankin stating that the recent arrest and charge of former Education Minister Myron Walwyn was unlawful because it violated a few local laws.
Smith awaiting go-ahead from AG before returning to work
Though being expected to return from administrative leave on Monday, November 21, Customs Commissioner Wade Smith did not turn up for work.
Should residents have power to remove leaders before an election?
Co-host of the Talking Points radio show Elvin Grant has posited that the BVI could benefit from a law that would allow residents to remove elected leaders from office before the end of their term in office.
Premier’s post should be held by Indigenous Virgin Islander - Willock
Former Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Julian Willock said he believes the next version of the territory’s constitution should contain “some protection for the indigenous Virgin Islander,” including in the highest public office.
BVI dropped the ball in preparing for independence
The Virgin Islands may have let things slip after once having a constitution that was purportedly the envy of other United Kingdom Overseas Territories.
‘I am vindicated over legal fees; Chickens coming home to roost’- Willock
Former Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Mr Julian Willock has said he is now vindicated and that the public will agree whatever legal fees were spent in court matters involving him as Speaker was in the interest of the people.
Stop referring to us as the ‘BVI’, says Opposition Leader
We are not British, we are their victims. They rigged our systems to be controlled by their unelected corrupted officials. Amid the political tensions between the BVI and the United Kingdom, one lawmaker has expressed that people should ...
Willock defends the many thousands wasted on aborted lawsuits
Former Speaker of the House of Assembly (HOA) Julian Willock has insisted that hundreds of thousands of dollars were justifiably spent when they were doled out from the public purse to fund aborted matters he brought before the courts du...
Framework agreement timeline meant to ’hang’ BVI, Smith says
Local attorney Jamal Smith has roundly rejected the two-year timeline agreed between the BVI government and the United Kingdom (UK) to implement governance reforms recommended in the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report.
Disappointing turnout @ first Constitutional Review consultation meeting- Hon Malone
Opposition Member and At Large Representative Hon Carvin Malone has expressed disappointment at the turnout for the first consultation meeting of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) held at West End Community Centre on Wednesday, ...
Local social media influencers needed to explain BVI’s key issues
Territorial At-Large Representative Carvin Malone said social media influencers are needed to make the message about the constitutional review more appealing to persons in the territory who are 40 and younger.
Ex-Crown Prosecutor defends Mr Walwyn’s public statement condemned by DPP
Former crown prosecutor Mr Jefferson J. Knight aka ‘Knight Rider’ has come to the defense of former Minister for Education Mr Myron V. Walwyn, following condemnation by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) of a stateme...
Smith questions motives of Dr Pickering’s political ‘reset’ attempt
Local attorney Jamal Smith has questioned the motives behind former Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering’s political campaign and his attempt at a reset.
Should BVI create special residency programme for expat teachers?
As the government takes steps to develop a new policy to govern residency and belongership, one social commentator has suggested that a ‘fast track’ residency pathway for expat teachers would help the territory retain more of these profe...
HOA decides on residency certificates for jury pool expansion
The government has decided persons who meet the new 10-year residency requirement for inclusion in jury panels must first have a residency certificate.
Gov’t plans to ‘go hard’ to complete agenda before elections
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has vowed to push through on the government’s agenda ahead of expected general elections next year.
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