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November 9th, 2023
Premier Wheatley & Deputy Smith off to London this weekend for Nov 2023 JMC meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) and his Deputy Premier Hon Lorna G. Smith OBE (AL), the Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade, will travel to London, United Kingdom (UK) from this weekend (November 10, 2023) to attend the Annual General Meetings of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC).

November 3rd, 2023
'Compromise could have been found' before Opposition HoA walkout - Hon Mather

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Stacy M. Mather has called for the Government and Opposition to sit and discuss their differences before they get out of hand. Hon Mather, the Deputy Speaker, was referring to the recent Opposition walk-out of the HoA after the Question and Answer segment of the sitting was re-ordered on the Order Paper.

November 3rd, 2023
Premier ‘stooped to a new low’ in Biwater blame game– Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior legislator Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has accused Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) of stooping to a new low over the blame game connected to VI’s water woes, which he says has resulted in the Premier blaming his own party government for a poor contract with Biwater.

November 2nd, 2023
‘Dejected’ Opposition to hold press conference today, Nov 2

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two days after storming out of the House of Assembly (HoA) on losing another battle with the Premier Natalio D. Wheatley-led Government, the all-male His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition will be holding a press conference today, Thursday, November 2, 2023.

October 26th, 2023
Opposition proposes gov’t borrows to tackle infrastructure, slow economy & crime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Leader of the Opposition Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), on behalf of the Members of the Opposition, has proposed the Government and Opposition work together to find ways to address economic and other challenges affecting the people of the Virgin Islands, including borrowing money to fix infrastructure.

October 18th, 2023
VI’s CCTV network in final stages of roll-out– CoP Collins

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Commissioner of Police Mr Mark Collins has announced that the CCTV roll-out in the Virgin Islands (VI) is almost complete.

October 13th, 2023
‘We have to go & aggressively sell our [tourism] product’- Hon Hodge-Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Junior Minister of Culture and Tourism, Hon Luce D. Hodge-Smith (R4) has called a huge success, the recent trip to Monaco led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) where a local delegation was able to attend the Monaco Yacht Show.

October 12th, 2023
‘So far no evidence’ UK detective’s death ‘was a result of foul play’- Gov Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There has so far been no evidence to suggest the death of United Kingdom detective Paul France was a result of foul play.

September 29th, 2023
Governor threatens ‘additional action’ if no significant progress in CoI reforms by Dec 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Unelected Governor of the Virgin Islands John J. Rankin, CMG has threatened additional action, should the Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley government not progress with the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommended reforms by December 2023.

September 19th, 2023
End of increments? Deputy Gov anticipates new reward policy by early 2024

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer Jr said at the start of 2024, he anticipates a new system for the rewarding of public officers, which may not be the system of increments currently employed.

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