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October 5th, 2017
State of Emergency ends midnight, curfew to continue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The State of Emergency called by Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert a day after Hurricane Irma devastated the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017 will end at midnight, however, the curfew will remain in place until Government sees it necessary to lift.

September 28th, 2017
21 inmates from VI transferred to prison in St Lucia

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some news outlets have inaccurately reported that all prisoners from Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola have been sent packing to St Lucia.

September 26th, 2017
'Time to lift curfew Mr Governor'- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mr. Julian Willock, a former Permanent Secretary with the Virgin Islands Government, businessman and an astute writer and speaker on local, regional and international politics, has called on the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka 'Gus' to lift the curfew immediately.

September 25th, 2017
HoA to meet soon to consider removal of State of Emergency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Almost three weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated the Virgin Islands (VI), leaving death, homelessness, chaos, looting and confusion, with no one clear as to who is in charge, the House of Assembly (HoA) is to meet.

September 4th, 2017
Blogs ‘a good way of hearing what people are saying’- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has shot down the notion that he was sent to the Virgin Islands with a “hidden agenda”, contrary to what bloggers on local news sites have been suggesting.

September 2nd, 2017
Guns for police is a question for CoP- Augustus J. U. Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During a press conference with media houses on Tuesday August 29, 2017, His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert was questioned about arming the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and the matter of tackling crime in the Virgin Islands.

September 1st, 2017
At age 38 Governor Jaspert is more powerful than elected Members

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The newly appointed Governor for the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI), Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’, is one of the youngest ever to serve in that post.

August 31st, 2017
Gov Jaspert not ruling ‘in or out’ use of reserved powers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After former Governor John S. Duncan OBE created controversy when he invoked his constitutional power to take money from the Consolidated Fund and giving to the police and other departments, virtually stripping the Minister of Finance of his authority to determine where and how monies are spent, the question on the minds of many is whether new Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert was also prepared to do so if he sees fit.

August 30th, 2017
VI security & safety in ‘good position’- Augustus J. U. Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Newly appointed Governor, His Excellency Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert in a press conference with media houses yesterday August 29, 2017 stated that he hopes to support the police in ensuring that the territory’s security and safety are upheld to the highest standard because it is something that he holds “dear to his heart”.

August 30th, 2017
‘My role is to support, not to be depended on’- Augustus J. U. Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), talk show hosts and members of the community on a number of occasions have continued to demand good governance, accountability and transparency from its leaders.



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