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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.

July 21st, 2017
2017 Festival shaping up or out of shape?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2017 Virgin Islands Emancipation celebration on Tortola to many is shaping up; however, to others it is out of shape.

July 1st, 2017
Gov Duncan ‘offended’ pride of the VI people- Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Territory Day celebrations on June 30, 2017 at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town took on a strong theme of ‘self-determination’ and pride, even though bruised, as suggested by Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

June 19th, 2017
‘UK has been resolute in face of adversity’- Queen on 91st birthday

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Government officials and persons in the Virgin Islands community gathered on Saturday June 17, 2017, to officially celebrate the birthday of the Queen of England, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

February 27th, 2017
Police must obey the law while enforcing it - Mr Reynell Frazer

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Former Commissioner of Police Mr Reynell Frazer sternly reminded officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) it is critical that they at all times obey the laws of the territory even while enforcing it.

February 16th, 2017
Where is the Freedom of Information Act? Gov Duncan asks again

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- The first time the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government was elected in 2003-2007 they promised the people of the Virgin Islands "Government in the sunshine."

February 10th, 2017
32 registered as British Citizens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Thirty-two persons are now British citizens after having been previously naturalised as British Overseas Territories citizens.

October 24th, 2016
The UK could take over MF if urgent changes are not made- John S. Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While our newsroom is not the “WikiLeaks” of the Virgin Islands (VI), we continue to obtain (most times dropped off anonymously at our office) many government documents on a wide variety of government information.

October 23rd, 2016
Ex DPP Rajbansie Out! Gov Duncan wants investigation over new contract!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom from our senior sources within the National Democratic Party (NDP) is that the three month agreement 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 Mrs Petrona N. Davies, has been placed on hold.

August 26th, 2016
After 2 years unpopular Governor Duncan wants media censored

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Now two years into his tenure as a senior civil servant in the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the appointed governor John S. Duncan OBE is making negative headlines again.



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