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Police in Paradise team had ‘some consultations’ with Tourist Board– Governor
Reiterating that the contents and packaging of the now controversial ‘Police in Paradise’ leaked video was inappropriate and should not have entered the public domain, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has disclosed that the video producers h...
Bernadine A. Louis was Governor’s final nominee with wholehearted support!
Word reaching our news centre from senior sources within the coalition Government of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is that indigenous Virgin Islander, Ms Bernadine A. Louis was the final of ...
Trio protests ‘UK overstepping authority’ in VI
Convinced that the Governor has been overstepping his authority and that there is a transfer of power to the United Kingdom (UK) despite the local constitution not being suspended, three Virgin Islanders decided to protest outside of the...
16 approved by Cabinet as Constitutional Review Commission Members
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced 16 names who have been approved by Cabinet as Members of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC).
2 controversial nominees to CRC advanced by Governor
The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) and Governor John J. Rankin, CMG were reportedly at odds over two Governor nominees to the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC).
16 members of Constitutional Review Commission Named!
The 16 commissioners of the Constitutional Review Commission have been named and approved by Cabinet despite staunch opposition by some government members regarding two of the three persons nominated by the Governor.
‘Police in Paradise’ video producers had consulted BVITB - Governor
Governor John Rankin has expressed disappointment in the viral and controversial “Police In Paradise” video but noted the producers had a consultation with the BVI Tourist Board.
Was Hon Andrew A. Fahie 'correctly' removed as Premier? Dr Pickering not sure!
Former Deputy Premier, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering, who was a member of the 2007 Constitution Review Commission, says he does not fully understand how ex-Premier, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) was removed from office, which brings into questions ...
Governor fully agrees ‘Police in Paradise’ video ‘inappropriate’- Premier Wheatley
‘Police in Paradise’, the controversial and graphic video created by ITV, a British media company contracted by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and leaked to the Virgin Islands public, is highly damaging to the Virgin Islan...
Damage control! BVITB monitoring int’l response to viral police video
BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) Director Clive McCoy has joined the chorus of persons who have come out against a widely circulated video involving Police Commissioner Mark Collins that critics say has tarnished the territory’s pristine reputa...
Top Cop, Governor ‘got to go’ over Police in Paradise video– Cindy Rosan
Outspoken talk show host, Rosemary Cindy Rosan has called for both the local Governor, John J. Rankin, CMG and Police Commissioner, Mark Collins to resign over an ITV video clip entitled "Police in Paradise', which paints the territory a...
Inappropriate! Governor to address ‘Police in Paradise’ video - Premier
Responding to the “Police in Paradise” video making its round on social media, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley described the video as inappropriate and said Governor John Rankin will address the matter with Police Commissioner Mark Collins.
Gov't On Track! Deadline Nears For First Batch Of CoI Reforms
Despite experiencing some challenges, Premier and Minster of Finance Dr. Natalio Wheatley announced that the Government of National Unity is on track for meeting the first set of deadlines outlined in the framework for implementing the C...
UK approach would be different if VI was majority white– Bishop Cline
Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church Mr John I Cline has accused the United Kingdom (UK) of institutional racism, regarding its relationship with the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) and its handling of the way forward on the implementatio...
Crown Estate appoints ex-VI Governor Jaspert as MD of Marine portfolio
The Crown Estate has announced that Ex-Governor of the Virgin Islands, Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert, CMG will be taking up the post of Managing Director of the Crown’s Marine portfolio effective October 2022.
Many feel England should ‘step in’ - Eileene Parsons
Former legislator Eileene Parsons has said many young persons that she has been speaking with recently are calling for a greater role by the United Kingdom (UK) over the affairs of the BVI.
Preparations underway for active Hurricane Season
Government agencies and key partners are working together to make sure the [British] Virgin Islands is prepared following the prediction of an active hurricane season by experts.
UK will still suspend BVI’s constitution, Malone predicts
Territorial At-Large Representative Carvin Malone said he believes that the United Kingdom (UK) will still have to suspend the BVI’s constitution in order to implement certain Commission of Inquiry (COI) recommendations.
Statutory boards review to look at political interference
An end-of-year deadline has been proposed for a review of how statutory boards are being run in the BVI and a key focus of that assessment will be on ‘political interference’.
Premier and top cop having talks about RVIPF salary increments
There has been an ongoing discussion with the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr Natalio Wheatley and Commissioner of Police Mark Collins regarding the outstanding increments and allowances owed to members of the Royal Virgin Islands Pol...
Much speculation on identity of ‘Government Official 1’ - Gov Rankin
Governor John J. Rankin, CMG says there is much speculation on the identity of an allegedly corrupt official named as ‘Government Official 1’ who was referenced in the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation that led to th...
Judge only trials coming; Constitutional Review Committee tossed out in VI!
While many in the Coalition Government of Premier Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) will not admit that the Virgin Islands (VI) is under direct rule with the appointed Governor John J. Ranking as the ‘strong man’, more and more...
Cabinet accepts tender board recommendations for Election Systems & Software
With 'elections season' fast approaching, the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has reviewed and accepted recommendations for the awarding of contracts for Elections Systems and Software.
Government will not forget recovery from Irma and Maria
As the BVI moves to begin the two-year process of implementing the Commission of Inquiry recommendations, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has said his government will not abandon the progress made during the territory’s recovery process from...
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