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$300K approved for Constitutional Review Commission

- included is funding for a public education campaign on constitutional review
According to Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1), the upcoming Constitutional Review will be led by the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) where the commission will be required to organise and conduct public forums, in person or virtually, as well as using other channels for receiving feedback from the citizenry. Photo: VINO/File
Cabinet has approved some $300,000 max budget for VI’s Constitutional Review Commission to be provided to the Premier's office. Photo: VINO/File
Cabinet has approved some $300,000 max budget for VI’s Constitutional Review Commission to be provided to the Premier's office. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Cabinet has approved some $300,000 max budget for the Virgin Islands' Constitutional Review Commission, according to the Cabinet decisions of February 17, 2021, published in the Official Gazette.

His Excellency, the Governor Mr John J. Rankin, CMG, chaired the meeting held at the Financial Services Commission’s Conference Room where all Members of Cabinet were present.

Premier Fahie in a statement released in July 2020, said the review would be conducted by a Constitutional Review Commission, which will consist of nine members including a Chairperson, a Deputy Chairperson and five other members appointed by the Premier.

The other two members shall be appointed by Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.

Review will be led by people of VI - Premier Fahie 

According to the Premier, the review will also be led by the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) where the commission will be required to organise and conduct public forums, in person or virtually, as well as using other channels for receiving feedback from the citizenry and the funding will set in motion these activities. 

Meanwhile, at the Cabinet meeting, it was also decided that a communication budget be immediately implemented towards a public education campaign which will be included in the $300k budget.

The funding for both the campaign budget and the Review Commission will be provided to the Premier's Office in the next available Supplementary Appropriation Provision.

11 Responses to “$300K approved for Constitutional Review Commission”

  • long look me come from (02/03/2021, 09:24) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
    Let’s get it on we need independence from the racist oppressors
  • pat (02/03/2021, 09:29) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    This is good news
  • Barge money (02/03/2021, 10:02) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    That is cheaper than the barge money you have been paying every month! Well done.
  • dont mind she (02/03/2021, 10:15) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    WE DONT WANT NO INDEPENDANCE
    • @ don’t mind she (02/03/2021, 11:04) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      Speak for your self whity as for me and my household I want my freedom from the British oppresors that we get zero from
      • mah (02/03/2021, 16:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @@ don’t mind she, With INDEPENDENCE the offshore banking will be gone, Tourism is at its worse and will take time to come back, I will like you to tell the readers how we are going to make it as an island who don't have anything to export. Whatever little bit of money that might be coming in, the government will have a field day with it with no one watching over them. I feel that most of you who want INDEPENDENCE are not even from the BVI. I am sure that some of you who live in the BVI came to the BVI because things are not that good in your country, some of you may even be from islands that got their INDEPENDENCE, How is that working out for you? Most of the BVI people don’t want INDEPENDENCE we have seen what it did to some of the other Islands.
  • Youth (02/03/2021, 11:18) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    We do not want independence. Rather we NEED INDEPENDENCE!!!
  • The watchdog (02/03/2021, 12:05) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Speed up our fight for self determination
  • omg (02/03/2021, 15:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Waste that kind of money on the water system to give the farmers water up paraquita bay , my god I never see so much sufferation up there yet ...!
  • mah (02/03/2021, 16:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @long look me come from, Most of you who are calling for independence you are the oppressors.
  • Real (03/03/2021, 09:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stop trying to brain wash our young people and the older ones who do not fully understand what you are trying to do. It is all a power struggle. Give them what they are looking for the people will be worse off than those who are running for refuge in other countries. Be careful who you listen too. Power leads people to do anything and make the common man believe it is right. Take a look at what is happening in some African countries and think.


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