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January 29th, 2021
‘Anyone’ online can submit information to Inquiry - CoI Press Secretary confirms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following reports from Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) about concerns over the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) website allowing global submission of claims and sparking concerns regarding possible abuse of the system, the Commission set up to investigate allegations of irregularity in governance in the Virgin Islands has confirmed it is indeed opened globally.

January 29th, 2021
Dr Richard W. Georges is first alumnus installed as HLSCC President

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said he is pleased that despite the challenges the administration of the late H. Lavity Stoutt faced constructing the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), its perseverance continues to pay off.

January 28th, 2021
VI announces Brazil & South Africa travel ban

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) announced today, January 28, 2021, that the territory will be implementing a new travel ban for Brazil and South Africa as the VI continues to mitigate risks associated with the virus.

January 28th, 2021
$200K raised & cancer patient Marilyn A. Glasgow has successful surgery!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- To raise $200,000 for a bone marrow transplant seemed an impossible task for waitress Marilyn A. Glasgow who was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma early last year, 2020; however, her burdens were lifted when persons and entities came to her assistance to help raise the funds.

January 27th, 2021
3-hour curfew extended to Feb 11, 2021

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With some 20 active cases of COVID-19 reported in the Territory, according to the January 20, 2021, update, the Government of the Virgin Islands is continuing the 3-hour curfew which has been in place for several months.

January 27th, 2021
CoI terms of reference so broad ‘I could fit in them’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry as announced by previous Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert is not specific as required by the Commissions of Inquiry Act but is rather a witch hunt.

January 27th, 2021
Leverick Bay Poker Run founder Nick R. Willis has passed

LEVERICK BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The boating community and the many fans of the popular Leverick Bay Poker Run have been thrown into a state of mourning with the news that the event founder, Nick R. Willis, has died.

January 27th, 2021
Go-fast boat destroyed by fire in West End

WEST END, Tortola, VI- A go-fast boat on its trailer in a parking lot opposite the West End Community Centre was damaged by fire last night, January 26, 2021.

January 26th, 2021
'We need loud exhaust; Police, drivers don’t respect us'- Biker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As criticisms mount on the issue of loud motor scooters in the territory, local social media platform Drax Media, which claims to be a platform for growth and creativity for the youth in the Virgin Islands, has said bikers have been defending the use of loud exhaust on two-wheel vehicles.

January 25th, 2021
'Let them carry on with their mischief, we have nothing to hide' – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Government ministers are on the road encouraging residents to not lose sleep over the recently launched Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into governance as they are confident that they have done no wrong and have nothing to hide.


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