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May 14th, 2019
The UK’s commitment to OTs 'will not waver'- Governor Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert, has welcomed the response from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) report on ‘Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the relationship’.

April 5th, 2018
Why did police kill Santo Y. Hernandez? Public needs to know!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Civil Society, the media and the family of the late Santo Yamarco Hernandez are starting to question the circumstances surrounding the Government shooting and killing of the escaped prisoner in the hills of Butu Mountain on Tortola.

March 10th, 2018
UPDATE: Report on police killing of Santo Y. Hernandez In!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Earlier today, Saturday March 10, 2018 after our newsroom published a story inquiring about the 3-month old investigation into the killing by members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) of Santo Y. Hernandez, Commissioner of Police Michael B. Mathews, who is believed to be overseas, made contact with our newsroom.

February 16th, 2018
Why did police kill Santo Y. Hernandez? Is it a cover up?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commissioner of Police (CoP), Michael B. Mathews still enjoys goodwill and trust in the Territory. In fact he has emerged as a popular Police Commissioner and, from all indications, the public, the media and police officers have easy access to him.

January 13th, 2018
Probe not concluded into police killing of prisoner Hernandez

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many residents, police officers and family members of Santo Y. Hernandez still await the probe into his fatal shooting by police on December 6, 2017 in the hills of Butu Mountain on Tortola.

November 22nd, 2017
'Irrefutable & shameful; Telecom industry in VI screwed up'- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of a 2017 report that listed the Virgin Islands as having one of the most expensive and “underperforming” internet services worldwide, Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said the report cannot be refuted and is shameful.

June 21st, 2017
VI is a 'Big Dog' in global investments, trade & jobs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A consultancy report commissioned by a government statutory body, BVI Finance, headed by the Premier's wife, Lorna G. Smith OBE, unearthed some glowing information about the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands, in terms of its role on the global financial and economic stage.

November 16th, 2016
Gov Duncan mum on investigation of Ex-DPP’s assignment with MH@SD

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was this news site that first and accurately reported on October 23, 2016 that United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE had asked that the three-month arrangement between the former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Wayne L. Rajbansie and the Ministry of Health and Social Development (MH&SD), via the Permanent Secretary (PS) Mrs Petrona N. Davies, be placed on hold.

June 16th, 2014
‘There are clouds over that project’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We have done it many times for the financial services. We have done it many other times for other aspects of Government. What is alarming is that the Premier has come today to seek the guaranteeing of the $35 million loan for the cruise pier project by the ports and is saying that we will debate the final report from the Public Accounts Committee at another time.”

May 14th, 2014
Final waste report recommends cost recovery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A final report on solid waste in the VI has recommended the creation of a new Solid Waste Management Authority to oversee the development of waste facilities and to improve collection, storage and disposal of waste through cost recovery methods.

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