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VI Cabinet approves 14 public holidays for 2023
The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) has released a list of public holidays for 2023.
Late fmr Legislator C. Lewis Walters MBE lies in state today, Sept 29, 2022
The body of the late former legislator Mr Cyril Lewis Walters, MBE, also known as Louis Walters, is currently lying in state today, Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church ahead of his official funeral tomorrow.
Some deadlines missed, but good progress on COI reforms — Premier
While acknowledging that his Unity Government has already missed some key deadlines concerning agreed Commission of Inquiry (COI) related reforms, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has indicated that there have been advances made so far.
‘I will seek support of VIP congress to remain as leader’ for 2023 elections- Premier
Despite reports of some members and supporters of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) not pleased with the leadership of the Premier and Minister of Finance in the Unity Government, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), Dr Wheatley has ...
Systematic changes needed to fight Alzheimer’s- Caregiver Keriann Malone
Systematic changes are necessary if the Virgin Islands is to fight Alzheimer’s in an effective way was the key message from an individual who has family members afflicted by dementia.
Almost 5 mths later Dr Carolyn O’Neal-Morton & Najan Christopher still on leave
Almost five months later, two senior public officers who are also indigenous Virgin Islanders working in the Premier’s Office are still on paid leave.
Inspector Adrianne Grant-Davis to represent VI in Queens Funeral Procession
Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Inspector Adrianne Grant-Davis of the RVIPF has been selected to represent the Virgin Islands at the funeral procession of Her Majesty The Queen, on Monday, September 19, 2022.
Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer, Jr to act as Governor
Deputy Governor, Mr David D. Archer, Jr will act in the Office of Governor from September 15 – 20, 2022, in the absence of His Excellency the Governor, Mr John J. Rankin, CMG who will be out of the Territory attending Her Late Majesty Qu...
Eyesore! Wheatley blasts VG Yacht Harbour for deplorable state
Former Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Vincent Wheatley, has called out the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour (VGYH) for its present condition and said the situation needs to be rectified at once.
BVI proclaims King Charles III as its monarch
The BVI held a brief ceremony yesterday, September 11 to proclaim Charles III King of the territory.
Wheatley calls on Governor to probe non-performing Crown leases
Former Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Vincent Wheatley, has urged Governor John Rankin to look into the issue of non-performing Crown leases, arguing that the current situation should not be allowed to continue.
Premier in Cayman for tourism event then off to UK for funeral
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley is currently away from the territory attending a Caribbean Tourism Organisation event in the Cayman Islands and thereafter to the United Kingdom for the Queen’s funeral.
Queen’s death: Premier Wheatley to travel with Governor Rankin to UK
With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced he will be traveling with Governor John J. Rankin, CMG to the United Kingdom (UK) to convey condolences on b...
Book of condolences opened for late Queen Elizabeth II
A book of condolence has been opened in the Old Government House Museum for Her Late Majesty The Queen, where Members of the public in the Territory can sign the book.
Gov Rankin tells King Charles III The Queen was ‘deeply respected’ in VI
Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has said he has written to His Majesty King Charles III on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands, saying he can take comfort that Her Majesty The Queen was so deeply respected and held in warm affection ...
Governor announces plans to mark Queen’s passing
The Office of the Governor has organised a gun salute today to honour the life of Queen Elizabeth II who passed yesterday, September 8.
BVI holds gun salute for the Queen
Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) held a gun salute honouring the life of Queen Elizabeth II at Queen Elizabeth Park earlier this afternoon.
Condolence book to be opened at Gov’t House For Queen Elizabeth
The Governor’s Office will be opening a book of condolence at the Old Government House Museum for people wishing to offer their condolences to the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Government moves to address disposal of Crown Land Policy
The government says it has taken steps at the Ministry of Natural Resources & Labour to address its Crown Land Policy and technical aspects of Recommendation B30 outlined in the the Commission of Inquiry’s (COI) report.
Governor lauds DDM for proactive, collaborative approach post-Irma
Governor John Rankin has praised the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) for its efforts following the passage of Hurricane Irma five years ago.
Virgin Islanders urged to apply for Chevening Scholarship
More Virgin Islanders are encouraged to submit applications for the 2023/24 Chevening Scholarships programme by November 1.
VI reflects on 5th anniversary of Irma with day of events
Still recovering from the destruction of hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017, the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) will today, Tuesday, September 6, 2022, mark the 5th Anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Irma on the territory and the Gov...
No further discussions on ROI Act between gov’t and Governor
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has suggested that there have been no new developments since the Register of Interests (ROI) Act’s passage in the House of Assembly (HOA) weeks ago.
Premier disagrees he is blindly siding with Governor on issues
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has denied charges that he has simply been siding with Governor John Rankin on issues concerning the constitutional review; to the detriment of residents.
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