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February 26th, 2019
The Losers in the VI 2019 Election, Out they go!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -The biggest surprise from all indication is the defeat of the controversial former Legislator, Myron V. Walwyn. He moved from the 2015 elections getting the most votes (5777) to coming in fifth in 2019 where he lost by over 600 votes.

February 21st, 2019
The seat to watch! District 5 race in the 2019 General Elections

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI - It was on October 16, 2018, some four months ago that the representative for District 5, late Legislator Delores Lettsome-Christopher died.

January 12th, 2019
PVIM-NDP 2 launches Wade N. Smith for District 5

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI - In front of a modest crowd, the National Democratic Party (NDP 1), breakaway group known as the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM–NDP2) launched former Comptroller of Customs, Wade N. Smith as their candidate in District Five.

January 4th, 2019
Dirk L. Walters to contest 5th District with PU

HUNTUM’S GHUT, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our newsroom from senior sources inside the Progressives United (PU), headed by Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), is that former Customs Officer, Dirk L. Walters will contest the Fifth District Seat in the 2019 General Elections.

December 13th, 2018
PVIM wants 'watchdog' for AG’s office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The government's financial watchdog, the office of the Auditor General (AG)—headed by Ms Sonia M. Webster—is said to be lacking in the effective execution of its duties, hence the reason for the wasteful spending of taxpayers’ monies.

December 7th, 2018
Wade N. Smith In! as PVIM D5 Candidate; resigns as Commissioner of Customs

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Customs in the Virgin Islands (VI), Wade N. Smith, announced tonight, December 7, 2018, that he has resigned from his post at Customs, and is now perusing a political career via a District 5 Candidacy with the new Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) party.

September 15th, 2018
Customs seizes Klass Electronics @ TPP for not declaring goods

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Her Majesty’s Customs (HMC) on Thursday, September 13, 2018, seized Klass Electronics store located in the Tortola Pier Park (TPP).

January 24th, 2018
UPDATE: HM Customs lifts cargo discharge embargo @ Port Purcell

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Commissioner of Customs Mr Wade N. Smith has lifted a temporary halt that was placed on cargo discharge at Port Purcell on Tortola, a story first and accurately reported by our newsroom.

September 4th, 2016
More than 10 Puerto Ricans nabbed for alleged illegal entry

NORMAN ISLAND, VI – A joint operation between Her Majesty’s Customs and marine officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) resulted in some 10 persons held for allegedly entering the territory illegally last night, September 3, 2016.

September 1st, 2016
HM Customs makes ‘unpopular’ move to protect VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Her Majesty Customs of the Virgin Islands has taken a number of steps to minimise the potential entry of criminals, firearms and illegal substances into the territory.

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