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March 1st, 2024
Gov’t still negotiating Medicinal Marijuana Bill with Gov’s Office– Hon Wheatley

FAT HOG’S BAY, Tortola, VI– The Government is continuing to negotiate the assent of Medicinal Marijuana legislation with the Governor's Office, years after legislators passed the bill in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA). This is according to the Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9).

March 1st, 2024
Vehicles collide in Duffs Bottom

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- It is unclear if there were any serious injuries when two vehicles collided in the vicinity of Island Department Store in Duffs Bottom this morning, March 1, 2024.

March 1st, 2024
VI named #2 safest Caribbean island by UK's The Telegraph

LONDON, United Kingdom – United Kingdom (UK) publication The Telegraph has named the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) as the number 2 safest destination in the Caribbean, just after Aruba in the Dutch West Indies.

March 1st, 2024
St George’s & ESHS reach final of Inter-Secondary School Debates

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- St George’s Secondary and Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) will contest the final of the Inter-Secondary School Debating Competition on March 13, 2024.

March 1st, 2024
Azarni Callwood's hat-trick gives VI win over Anguilla in CONCACAF U20 Qualifiers

MANAGUA, Nicaragua- The [British] Virgin Islands Under-20 Men’s National Team has ended its campaign in Group A of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Qualifiers in Nicaragua on a high note, after beating Anguilla 3-1 at the Estadio Nacional De Nicaragua in Managua on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

February 29th, 2024
VI resident Carlos Sutherland gunned down in T&T

ARIMA, Trinidad & Tobago - A man who has lived and worked in the Virgin Islands doing construction, and is alleged to have a sibling and daughter in the territory, has been gunned down in his home country of Trinidad & Tobago.

February 29th, 2024
UPDATE: 14 illegal immigrants rounded up on VG; Police suspect more on island

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Following our first and accurate story about illegal immigrants caught on Virgin Gorda, this morning, February 29, 2024, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has since issued a statement confirming the operation.

February 29th, 2024
Mervin D. Hastings In! Michelle A. V. McLean Out! As she retires from Labour Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today, Thursday, February 29, 2024 is Labour Commissioner Mrs Michelle A. V. McLean’s last day on the job as Commissioner of the Department of Labour and Workforce Development.

February 29th, 2024
VI welcomes CFATF Mutual Evaluation Report– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), and his government have welcomed a report on the publication of the Mutual Evaluation Report (Report) of the Virgin Islands by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF).

February 29th, 2024
Bill seeks to up default minimum child support from $250 to $1K in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- A bill that seeks to raise the default minimum child support payment in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) from $250 to $1,000, referred to as “the most meaningful proposed child support legislation [in] recent years,” was successfully voted out of the Committee on Government Operations, Veterans Affairs and Consumer Protection on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

February 29th, 2024
New Belonger Status & Perm. Residence Policy approved by Cabinet

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The new immigration policy proposing the length of time a person must be residing in the territory to become eligible for residency and belongership status has been approved by Cabinet and is expected to be swiftly brought to the House of Assembly (HoA).

February 29th, 2024
Any crown lands encroachments will be demolished or removed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands will be addressing illegal development on the Territory’s Crown lands as well as removal of derelict vehicles, boats and heavy equipment machinery on these lands.

February 28th, 2024
Willock & Forbes to host health social for D3 senior citizens

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – As part of the continued efforts to build on the ongoing works and legacy of Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA, Ms Kishma P. Forbes of Virgin Islands School and Office Supplies and former House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Mr Julian Willock, will host a Third District Senior Citizen Health Social.

February 28th, 2024
Mrs BVI Rhonda R. Victor-Pinnock departs VI for Mrs Globe Pageant in China

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reigning Mrs BVI Rhonda R. Victor-Pinnock departed the British Virgin Islands today, February 28, 2024, for Hainan, China where she will be a contestant at Mrs Globe International Pageant slated for March 9, 2024.

February 28th, 2024
VI Gov't to export waste oil; No revenue expected from programme!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Construction of a concrete base for about four storage tanks located behind the now-abandoned Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on the main island of Tortola is well underway.

February 28th, 2024
BVI Yachting Hotel & Tourism Association forges strategic alliance with Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Demonstrating their shared resolve towards advancing the Virgin Islands' tourism product, the BVI Yachting, Hotel and Tourism Association (BVIYHTA), and Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) held dialogues on advancing the industry.

February 28th, 2024
Jermaine A. Ricketts dominates Teneo Prison Break

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- The Teneo Prison Break, the second race in the Tortola Torture Triple, was dominated by Jermaine A. Ricketts aka 'JJ' on Sunday, February 25, 2024.

February 28th, 2024
Guyana & VI discussing MoU on road to visa-free travel- Premier Wheatley

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, SA– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has disclosed that talks are now in the advanced stage to potentially sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between oil-rich nation Guyana and the Virgin Islands for visa-free travel from Guyana to the [British] Virgin Islands.

February 28th, 2024
VI record thrilling win over Belize @ CONCACAF U20 Qualifiers

MANAGUA, Nicaragua- The [British] Virgin Islands have secured their first win in Group A of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Qualifiers being played at the Estadio Nacional De Nicaragua in Managua.

February 27th, 2024
Motor scooter rider injured following collision with taxi @ Pasea

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- A rider of a motor scooter appeared to have suffered serious injuries after he became involved in a collision with a taxi in the vicinity of Delta Gas Station at Pasea this evening, February 27, 2024.

February 27th, 2024
Arrests made as probe into Aladdin robbery & CGB shooting continues

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following investigations into the recent shooting incident in Cane Garden Bay on February 4, and the robbery at Aladdin Store on Flemming Street, Road Town on February 9, officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) conducted a targeted early morning operation resulting in the apprehension of multiple individuals today, February 27, 2024.

February 27th, 2024
Opposition Leader leads delegation to PAC workshop in T&T

PORT OF SPAIN, T&T – Opposition Leader Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) is currently leading a delegation of Opposition Members to a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK workshop on the work of Public Accounts Committees and Parliamentary Trade Scrutiny being held in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

February 27th, 2024
UPDATE: Tourist pulled from water @ Capoons Bay pronounced dead

CAPOONS BAY, Tortola, VI- The surfer who was pulled from the water at Capoons Bay this morning, February 27, 2024, has died.

February 27th, 2024
When corruption breeds corruption

Alred C. Frett

A Mountain is not a Haystack:

Some think that it’s foolish to stand up against Injustice when this could be their Bread and Butter on the road to Riches... Fact is, when we only think of ourselves, we become the Problem rather than the Solution... I learnt a long time ago, that keeping your Eyes closed to Reality is like the Blind following the Blind... This happens whenever we are wide awake but fast asleep, and Dreams become Nightmares.

February 27th, 2024
Impacts of H. Lavity Stoutt on VI to be observed from Feb 27-March 7, 2024

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands will from February 27 - March 7, 2024, observe the 24th Commemorative Celebration for the late H. Lavity Stoutt under the theme “A Flashback on H. Lavity Stoutt’s Impact.”

February 27th, 2024
Doctors available for limited days on Anegada, JvD & VG- Hon Wheatley

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced that persons on the Sister Islands needing to see a doctor will now have an opportunity to do so without having to travel to Tortola.

February 27th, 2024
Vincy man arrested in USVI for smuggling humans from Tortola to St John

CRUZ BAY, ST John, USVI- A St Vincent and The Grenadines national has been arrested by border patrol authorities in the US Virgin Islands and placed before the court for attempting to smuggle people into St John, US Virgin Islands from Tortola, [British] Virgin Islands.

February 27th, 2024
70% or a high chance of rain across VI today- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Shallow patches of low levels embedded within a moderate flow of straight winds will continue to move through the [British] Virgin Islands and maintain a moderate chance of rain activity in parts of the Wind Isles occasionally over the next 24 hours.

February 26th, 2024
Females defeat males in HM Prison's 1st ever inmates debate

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- His Majesty's Prison held its first debate between male and female inmates as part of its ongoing rehabilitative initiative.

February 26th, 2024
Man reportedly passed out from smoke inhalation @ NHI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man who visited the National Health Insurance (NHI) at Joshua J. Smith Building today, February 26, 2024, had to be taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital after he passed out from allegedly inhaling smoke.

February 26th, 2024
Works Minister hears concerns of D5 residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On Monday, February 19, and Wednesday, February 21, 2024, the Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5), along with Ministry Officials, held community meetings to listen to the concerns of residents in the Fifth District.

February 26th, 2024
Virgin Islanders value people they don’t know- Raul R. Sprauve

PALESTINA ESTATE, Tortola, VI –Local musician and band owner Raul R. Sprauve aka 'Jugo' has called on the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) to start investing more in its people, particularly those in the arts and for more value to be placed on locals in the VI’s small community.

February 26th, 2024
UPDATE: Valiant VI edged 1-2 by Cuba in CONCACAF U20 Qualifiers

MANAGUA, Nicaragua- After losing 0-8 to hosts Nicaragua in their opening game of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Qualifiers at the Estadio Nacional De Nicaragua in Managua on Friday, February 23, 2024, the [British] Virgin Islands Under-20 Men’s footballers rebounded to put up a valiant showing against powerhouse Cuba, albeit being edged 1-2 on Sunday, February 25, 2024.

February 26th, 2024
Driver escapes unhurt as vehicle plunges into sea @ Cox Heath

COX HEATH, Tortola, VI- The driver of a vehicle was lucky to escape unhurt when his automobile plunged into the sea at Cox Heath, Tortola last evening, Sunday, February 25, 2024.

February 25th, 2024
VI’s Jaleel J.N. Croal named MVP of American Conference after winning 60m & 200m

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, USA- Virgin Islands’ sprinter Jaleel J.N. Croal kept the territory’s flag flying proudly at the 2024 American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Saturday, February 24, 2024, as he was named Most Valuable Performer (MVP).

February 25th, 2024
NDP Gov’t spent over $8.5M in travel from 2013 to 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There has been much said in some quarters about incumbent government officials travelling overseas for official business and the fact that the cost is borne by taxpayers.

February 25th, 2024
UK Gov’t provides week of training in port security

BEEF ISLAND, VI- Some officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) were recently involved in a week-long training in port security offered by the United Kingdom (UK) Government.

February 25th, 2024
Unstable weather prevented earlier repair of undersea cable to JvD- Hon Rymer

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- Residents of Jost van Dyke (JvD) are now enjoying stable electricity, due to the damaged undersea cable to that island being repaired.

February 24th, 2024
Governor dodges question over his position on Israel threats to Rafah

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With Palestinians now clinging to life in the southernmost Gazan city of Rafah as Israel threatens military action on Gaza’s last refuges, United Nations (UN) member countries have warned that an Israeli ground attack on the city will be catastrophic, with some 600k children at risk out of the estimated 1.5M refugees.

February 24th, 2024
Premier off to Guyana for Caricom meeting; Hon Smith now acting Premier

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Dr. Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is heading to the 46th regular meeting of the conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from February 24 to 29, 2024, in Georgetown, Guyana.

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