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May 19th, 2022
Hon Fraser In! Minister Penn Out! as Opposition Leader

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Road Town, Tortola, VI- It was on Monday, May 9, 2022, that veteran legislator Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) was sworn in as the second Opposition Leader within the life of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA).

May 19th, 2022
St Lucia backs OECS in condemning attempts of UK Direct Rule in VI

CASTRIES, St Lucia – Prime Minister of St Lucia Philip J. Pierre says his country is backing the stance of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to condemn any possible attempt of the United Kingdom (UK) to impose direct rule on the [British] Virgin Islands.

May 19th, 2022
Active COVID-19 cases in VI take a downturn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Active COVID-19 cases in the Virgin Islands have reduced to 132, 23 less when compared to 155 in the previous update of May 12, 2022.

May 19th, 2022
Visiting couple reports $3k missing from villa on VG

MAHOE BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A couple has reported $3,000 in cash missing from a villa where they were staying at Mahoe Bay, Virgin Gorda.

May 19th, 2022
Saharan dust to impact air quality for ‘next few days’– DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A fresh surge of Saharan dust over the Virgin Islands (VI) will bring the threat of elevated health problems mainly to sensitive people, such as asthmatics, according to information for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

May 19th, 2022
VI must identify trends & demands of millennial cruise tourists– Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) estimating that some 87% of millennials have indicated a willingness to cruise in 2022, Deputy Premier Hon Kye M. Rymer (R7) said the Virgin Islands must identify those millennial trends to cater to the demographic.

May 18th, 2022
May 19, 2022 HoA abruptly postponed; New Speaker designee pulls out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our news centre from sources within the National Unity Government is that the House of Assembly (HoA) Sitting scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2022, has been postponed.

May 18th, 2022
‘Mr Fahie has compelling reason to fight allegations’- Hon Fahie’s lawyer

MIAMI, Florida, VI- The attorney for ex-premier of the Virgin Islands Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Theresa Van Vliet, has responded to federal prosecutors' request to revoke Hon Fahie’s $500,000 bond, arguing that he is not a danger to the community and will not try to flee the United States.

May 18th, 2022
‘No secrecy’ in negotiations between UK & VI– Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Pastor and commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cine has called for transparency in the negotiations between the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United Kindom (VI) on the way forward, following the publishing of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report and its sweeping recommendations.

May 18th, 2022
Students in Anegada switch to virtual learning due to COVID-19

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Students of Claudia Creque Educational Centre in Anegada will be learning from the comfort of their homes from today, May 18, 2022, due to COVID-19.

May 18th, 2022
Majority of the VI population 'cherish democracy'- Special Envoy Wheatley tells UN

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The Government of Premier, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has submitted a proposal to United Kingdom (UK) Minister Amanda A. Milling on behalf of the National Unity Government that sets out the Government’s approach to reform and presents a framework for implementation of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry report under a democratic system.

May 17th, 2022
Wins for VG United, One Love & Panthers in latest National League play

EAST END, Tortola, VI- The battle for a top four finish in the National League and with it a place in the President’s Cup is going down to the wire after the results on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the football field in East End/Long Look.

May 17th, 2022
Remove them! Green flags ‘a symbol of witchcraft’ in VI - Apostle Jael J. Hodge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local 'Apostle' Jael J. Hodge from Clarion Ministries located in Greenland, Tortola, has called for the removal of green flags erected on utility poles across the Virgin Islands, pointing out that the flags may be associated with witchcraft.

May 18th, 2022
BVI London Office 20th anniversary logo launched

LONDON, United Kingdom- The British Virgin Islands London Office (BVI London Office) is delighted to present the 20th anniversary logo to the public as the office celebrates 20 years since its establishment in 2002.

May 17th, 2022
USVI man wanted for alleged Unlawful Sexual Contact with 2 minors

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is seeking the community's assistance to locate a man wanted for alleged unlawful sexual contact with two minor females.

May 17th, 2022
VI will continue working with US agencies ‘to root out corruption’- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has vowed his Government's commitment, as well as that of the local law enforcement agencies, to continue collaborating with foreign law enforcement authorities, including those in the United States (US), to root out corruption in the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 17th, 2022
2 taken to hospital after boat ran ashore @ Peter Island

PETER ISLAND, VI- At least 2 persons were taken to hospital after a powerboat beached at Peter Island on May 7, 2022.

May 17th, 2022
Seats allegedly from boat 2 missing VI youths boarded found off Florida coast

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, USA- A row of seats reportedly belonging to a powerboat that two youths from the [British] Virgin Islands allegedly boarded at West End before they went missing nearly five months ago is believed to have been found.

May 16th, 2022
Unity Gov’t will consult with VI on implementing CoI recommendations– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) will be consulted in detail on changes to be made to implement Good Governance, in keeping with the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendations.

May 16th, 2022
ESHS students beat up another in school then brag about it on video

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a disturbing video that has been circulating on social media, at least three male junior school students of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) thrashed another male ESHS student in the full view of other students.

May 16th, 2022
Careers in museum sector to be highlighted for International Museum Day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands will join the rest of the world in observing International Museum Day on May 18, 2022, under the theme “The Power of Museums”.

May 16th, 2022
USVI transitioning from Covid pandemic to endemic- Dept of Health

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Health (DoH) has stated that the US Virgin Islands (USVI) is entering the endemic stage in its efforts against Covid-19, an announcement that comes with massive implications regarding how the Albert A. Bryan administration manages the coronavirus moving forward.

May 16th, 2022
We now have 'personal responsibility' to protect against COVID-19- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– With the Virgin Islands (VI) currently experiencing an uptick in active COVID-19 cases, the new Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has reminded the public that the responsibility to protect against the virus now lies with the individual.

May 16th, 2022
BVIPA Limited Liability Co. in Miami comes under scrutiny from public

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the recent arrest of Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard in Miami on drugs and money laundering charges, speculations have been rife about a limited liability company registered by the BVIPA in Miami.

May 15th, 2022
Hon Andrew A. Fahie remains D1 Rep

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although stripped of the positions of Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Honourable Andrew A. Fahie constitutionally is still the Representative for the First Electoral District, a title he has held since he was first elected in 1999.

May 15th, 2022
Lindsay & Ricketts crowned Trident Trust 5K Series Champions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Jermaine Ricketts aka ‘JJ' and Katrina Lindsay have been crowned champions of the 2022 Trident Trust 5K Series, which wrapped up with the Dual Carriageway Dash on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

May 15th, 2022
Virgin Cruises & Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection to begin making calls to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Among the updates from Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5), after attending the 2022 Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami, Florida last month-end, is that two new cruise brands will soon begin making calls to the [British] Virgin Islands.

May 15th, 2022
White supremacist teen shoots 10 dead in New York

BUFFALO, New York, USA- An 18-year-old white man has shot dead 10 people in a black neighbourhood of New York state in what authorities are calling a racially motivated attack.

May 15th, 2022
Grenadians go to the polls on June 23, 2022

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada- Grenadians will be going to the polls on June 23, 2022, Prime Minister Dr Keith C.I.H.J Mitchell last night, May 14, 2022.

May 14th, 2022
UK donates new batch of Paediatric COVID vaccine doses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands, H.E. John J. Ranking CMG has revealed that the UK has donated a further 200 doses of the Pfizer Paediatric COVID-19 vaccine doses which arrived on, May 12, 2022.

May 14th, 2022
Dr June M. Samuel appointed Interim CEO - Chief of Medical Staff @ BVHISA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Word reaching our newsroom is that Dr June M. Samuel has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer (ag), Chief of Medical Staff at the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) to take effect from Monday, May 16, 2022.

May 14th, 2022
VI freezes estimated US $400M in assets linked to Russia

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI - The [British] Virgin Islands has begun taking all requisite steps to ensure that it adheres to its international obligations as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom relating to sanctions against Russia.

May 14th, 2022
Works begin on reinforcement of Carrot Bay shoreline

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - Works have commenced on the Carrot Bay Revetment Project to restore and reinforce the shoreline against any major changes that may be caused by natural elements.

May 14th, 2022
Delta Petroleum hits back @ BVIEC over fuel supply woes

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Delta Petroleum (Caribbean) Limited (Delta), has hit back at BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) over a statement from the Corporation, that it had to take steps to procure diesel fuel for electricity generation elsewhere after Delta Petroleum was unable to fulfill its contractual obligations.

May 13th, 2022
PS @ Premier’s Office sent on leave as criminal probe launched

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Premier’s Office, Dr Carolyn O’Neal-Morton has been sent on leave, as criminal investigations into that office under former Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) begins.

May 13th, 2022
Hon Fahie will face courts; 'Business continues' in VI– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says business in the Virgin Islands (VI) will continue, even as former Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is to face the courts on drugs conspiracy and money laundering charges.

May 13th, 2022
Hospitalisations increase as COVID-19 surge tops 1,246 cases in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, reported 1,246 active COVID-19 cases, numbers not seen since late December 2021 and early January when the Omicron wave first impacted the US Virgin Islands.

May 13th, 2022
Attorney Hakim T. Creque tipped to be new Speaker of HoA?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our news centre is that Virgin Gordian Hakim T. Creque has been tipped to be the new Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), replacing former Speaker Julian Willock.

May 13th, 2022
Cindy Rosan-Jones under police investigation; Phone taken

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Controversial talk show host Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones has reportedly been interviewed by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) over a complaint made by a private citizen.

May 14th, 2022
Corruption & Social Behavior

Dickson C. Igwe

A certain politician in the Virgin Islands enjoys pontificating on how we got here to this sad place on national and social media. The great man is clearly intelligent and thoughtful.

Today's Poll

Who would you prefer as the next Premier of the VI?

Which party do you believe will have the most seats following the 2023 general election?

Would the Territory accept another slate of new candidates like in 2019?

Which Statutory Body/Department is the worst run in the VI?

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