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VIP government’s hostility towards UK was unwarranted — Walwyn
The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government should not have adopted a hostile posture in its relationship with the United Kingdom after it entered office in 2019, former Education Minister Myron Walwyn has argued.
New BVITB Board Members given orientation session
The newly appointed Board members of the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) met for their first meeting in an official orientation on Monday, October 3, 2022.
CoI report & Fahie's arrest was the ‘perfect storm’ for UK– Hon Fraser
As controversy continues over whether it was planned or coincidental that the arrest of ex-Premier Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) came a day before the release of the scathing Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report, Opposition Leader Hon Ju...
Big mistake! Gov’t shouldn’t have accepted COI recommendations
The National Unity Government made a serious error when it accepted the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report’s recommendations to be implemented with rigorous timelines through an agreed framework between itself and the United Kingdom (UK)...
No decision yet on contesting upcoming elections, says Walwyn
Former Education Minister Myron Walwyn said he has made no decision yet on whether he will run for political office at the upcoming general elections that are constitutionally due by May 2023.
HOA boosts agency to help fight money laundering
The House of Assembly (HOA) has moved to amend the Financial Services Commission Act in order to help in the BVI’s quest to maintain its commitment to the rule of law and having an orderly and safe society where illicit conduct is not al...
Many fires caused when stoves & ovens not monitored- Zebalon A. McLean
Chief Fire Officer Zebalon A. Mclean is cautioning residents to let fire safety remain a priority in their homes, schools and at work, as the Territory observes Fire Safety Week from October 2 to 8, 2022.
No Gov’t should take property from any Virgin Islander- Hon Fraser
Opposition Leader and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA says the ongoing issue regarding Ellis Thomas Downs must be properly addressed at the level of the Premier.
'There's this feeling that going to school is not fun'- Hon de Castro
Recognising that schools may have become 'boring; for today's smartphone and app-conscious youth, Minister for Education and Sports, Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) says the Virgin Islands (VI) education system will now be pushing STEAM lea...
VI Cabinet approves 14 public holidays for 2023
The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) has released a list of public holidays for 2023.
Skelton-Cline produces his list of 'good' female political candidates
The Host of the Honestly Speaking radio show Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has named several women he considers to be good political candidates worthy of consideration for the 2023 general elections in the [British] Virgin Islands.
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.
Premier unfazed by Pickering’s switch to At-Large candidacy
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has seemingly adopted a posture of indifference towards former Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering’s latest decision to contest the next general election as a Territorial At-Large candidate.
Premier Wheatley silent on status of ‘Police in Paradise’ video probe
It remains unclear if a promised investigation into the production and subsequent leaking of the now controversial ‘Police in Paradise’ recruitment video was ever carried out in the Virgin Islands (VI), some three months after the video ...
Kevon S. Lettsome still eyeing D7 candidacy
Word reaching our news centre is that former banker and co-owner of Sun Leaf Construction Mr Kevon S. Lettsome is still eyeing a run in the 2023 general election in the Seventh District.
Official funeral for Cyril Lewis Walters, MBE on Friday
The official funeral of former legislator, Mr Cyril Lewis Walter, MBE, also known as Louis Walters, will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022.
‘I do not believe’ VIP or NDP will win next general elections- Skelton-Cline
Noting that he believes the next 13 elected officials need to be specifically handpicked by the people of the Virgin Islands, commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has also opined that neither the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) nor the Nati...
BVI may not accept Wheatley or Penn as Premier at next polls - CSC
The BVI may not be inclined to select either current Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley or former Opposition Leader Marlon Penn as its next leader at the upcoming general elections.
HoA to meet today Sept 27, 2022 with Opposition to ask questions!
The Seventh Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands will meet today Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duffs Bottom on the main Island of Tortola.
Hon Malone 'wants to look good' so he could be re-elected– Picko Moff
Social Commentator Kaream K. Pickering aka 'Picko Moff' has accused Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL) of trying to look good in the House of Assembly (HoA) in a bid to get re-elected at the 2023 general elections in the Virgin Isl...
Public Service Officers being trained to use drones to map Sargassum seaweed
Officers from across the Public Service are attending a workshop on commercial drone policies this week as part of a UK Government funded Darwin Plus Project titled, “Sustainable Sargassum Management”.
‘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 ...
I’m not forced! Premier rebuts ‘Order in Council’ critics
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has argued that his hand is not being forced in moving forward with a constitutional review for the territory.
Gov’t seeking over $50M to continue recovery projects
With the $65 million Caribbean Development Bank loan for hurricane receovery projects almost exhausted, the government is looking to secure another loan within the same price range to continue its recovery.
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