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UK national Pam Trevillion sworn in as RVIPF Assistant CoP
In what critics have been viewing as a backward step in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), United Kingdom (UK) national Ms Pam Trevillion was sworn in as the new Assistant Commissioner of Police on November 23, 2022.
Gov Rankin to ‘feature’ in anniversary football match @ EE!
Already being labeled as the unelected leader of the [Virgin Islands] due to indirect rule and injecting himself into public life like an elected representative, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG is at it again.
Has Governor Rankin become the ‘Unwanted Uncle’ @ Thanksgiving Dinner?
Today, Thursday, November 24, 2022, many in the United States of America are celebrating Thanksgiving.
New Assistant and Deputy Commissioners sworn in, appointed
The two Deputy Commissioners, St. Clair Amory and Jacqueline Vanterpool, officially received their certificates of appointment yesterday afternoon from His Excellency the Governor John Rankin, while Pam Trevillion was sworn in as the new...
'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...
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.
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...
Gov Rankin proposes war memorial @ QE II Park
Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has revealed one of the things he hopes to see happen in the Virgin Islands (VI), and it is not wielding his imperialistic power to suspend the Virgin Islands' 50-year-old constitution!
Cabinet extends lifespan of RDA to Dec 31, 2025
The lifespan of the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) has been extended to December 31, 2025, by the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands; however, the RDA must develop and execute a plan to transfer its knowledge and skills ...
I have no sympathy for gov’t, says Fraser on continued tender waivers
Opposition Leader Julian Fraser has expressed a lack of sympathy towards the governing administration in the wake of an accusation that it continues to unjustifiably employ tender waivers in executing government contracts.
Premier equates constitutional suspension with slavery
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has equated the prospect and threat of the BVI’s constitution being partially and temporarily suspended with the enslavement of Africans by European colonisers.
Gov’t workers in fear because of recent arrest of public officers
Deputy Premier Kye Rymer said he has noticed that many public officers are afraid of executing their duties because of the public officers who were recently arrested and charged in the territory.
BVI already feeling impacts new UK PM! OT Minister visit cancelled
The British Virgin Islands has officially started to feel the impacts of former UK Prime Minister, Lis Truss’ resignation and the recent appointment of her successor, Rishi Sunak.
New Premier has picked up ‘very bad habits’ from Ex-Premier Fahie- Damian Percival
Tola Radio VI 100.5 FM radio show host Mr Damian Percival has accused Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) of picking up bad habits from his predecessor, ex-Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1).
‘Send clear message’ to UK Minister we are not for Order in Council- Hon Malone
Minister of State for the Americas and Overseas Territories, Mr Alexander Jesse Norman of the United Kingdom (UK) will be in the Virgin Islands (VI) from tomorrow, October 27, 2022, until October 28, and Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malo...
Jackie Vanterpool appointed as one of two Deputy Commissioners
Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) now has two Deputy Commissioners and Superintendent Jacqueline Vanterpool is one of them.
Gov’t leaders hail late Registrar General Stephanie Benn
Government leaders have expressed condolences to the family and colleagues of Registrar General of the Civil Registry and Passport Office, Stephanie Benn who died this week.
Premier decries East End double murder
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has denounced the double murder that happened on the eastern end of Tortola last Friday, October 21. Premier Wheatley urged the public to give information to the police to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Order in Council is an 'insurance' for reform- Governor Rankin
Governor John J. Rankin, CMG says the Order in Council is an “insurance” to ensure that the Government of the Virgin Islands stays true to its commitment to implementing the reforms as recommended by Sir Gary R. Hickenbottom following th...
CoI Reforms: Good start in many areas with positives – Gov Rankin
Despite some concerns over the implementation of CoI reforms in the Virgin Islands (VI) aiming to achieve the deep-rooted reforms in governance, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG stressed that there has been a good start in many areas with ma...
Governor Rankin shares joke about being 'appointed' to govern
Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), H.E. John J. Rankin, CMG has admitted that he was never elected to govern the VI, rather he was selected to take up the seat of Governor and appointed by the late Queen, Elizabeth II.
‘This Governor is a big liar’- Caller on Hot Seat show
The United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor, John J. Rankin, CMG, continues to become unpopular, not only with the Government of National Unity but among the people of the Virgin Islands.
UK Minister A. Jesse Norman sees 'real progress' in VI’s CoI reforms– Gov Rankin
United Kingdom (UK) Minister for the Americas and Overseas Territories, Rt Hon A. Jesse Norman MP in a letter to Governor John J. Rankin (CMG) expressly recognised there has been real progress in the implementation of the Commission of I...
Cindy Rosan blasts Governor for censorship & poor treatment of VI media
Talk show host and political activist Rosemary Cindy Rosan was on October 19, 2022, reportedly locked out of the Governor’s Press Conference for being some two minutes late, according to sources.
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