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November 12th, 2019
Legislators reflect on passing of Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the tragic news of the passing of the Virgin Islands' first Premier and Member Emeritus of the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE yesterday, November 11, 2019, tributes have begun to flow from members of the HoA.

October 25th, 2019
Premier Fahie away; Honourable Kye M. Rymer is Acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is away from the Territory attending the 26th Annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Conference and Trade Show in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

October 22nd, 2019
Deputy Premier Wheatley meets international officials in London

LONDON, UK- Deputy Premier of the [British] Virgin Islands and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) was in London last week to meet with international officials and various International Financial Centre (IFC) partners.

October 15th, 2019
Unemployed on work permit? 'You should have to leave!' - Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With rebuilding work slowed two years after the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says immigrants who came to the territory to rebuild via work permits should leave if there are no jobs available.

October 14th, 2019
VI looking to tap into African business market - Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says the Virgin Islands (VI), as part of diversifying its business services and sectors, will be looking to tap into the African business market, starting with South Africa as a new prospect.

October 3rd, 2019
UPDATE: Cane Garden Bay Beach reopens to public

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced that the Cane Garden Bay Beach is free of contaminants and is ready for use by the public.

October 3rd, 2019
CGB Beach 'should never be closed'- Bishop John I. Cline

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - The Cane Garden Bay Beach has been closed due to the presence of 'dangerous bacteria' in the water; however, outspoken Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church in Duffs Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline says the government should not have allowed news of the closure of the popular beach to be plastered in news headlines, since according to him, it sends the wrong message regarding the territory's ability to preserve its natural environment.

September 22nd, 2019
Don’t be caught up with physical structure of church – Hon Wheatley

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI - Members and supporters of the North Sound Methodist Church were recently commended for the commitment shown towards the renovation of the structure devastated by Hurricane Irma in 2017 but were also urged to stay focused on others things, apart from the building.

September 6th, 2019
Hon Vincent O. Wheatley is new Deputy Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) is the new Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands.

August 26th, 2019
Back to School Fiesta a ‘shout out’ not a ‘hand out’ – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Despite the fact hundreds turned out and participated in the Saturday August 24, 2019 Back to School Kiddies Fiesta on Virgin Gorda, there were the critics who labelled the event a ‘political stunt’ of giving ‘handouts’.

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