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July 9th, 2024
Procurement Act has come 'because we put 70-80 contractors on one project’- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said the transgressions of the past National Democratic Party (NDP) government are the reason his government was pressured into bringing a Procurement Act to the House of Assembly (HoA).

July 5th, 2024
Opposition must be cautious of terms like ‘No confidence’ in HoA– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has cautioned the House of Assembly (HoA), particularly the Opposition, about using terms like “No Confidence’ in the HoA, which he says can paint a picture of instability in the [British] Virgin Islands.

May 22nd, 2024
Ex-legislator Dr Kedrick D. Pickering blasts tri-party Opposition

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- In his talk show programme, ‘Eyes on the Future of Our Nation’ aired on ZBVI 780 AM on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, former legislator Dr Kedrick D. Pickering made some scathing allegations against the tri-party Opposition.

April 15th, 2024
HoA passes Register of Interests’ bill with amendments

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a marathon session in a Committee of the whole House, the Virgin Islands Legislature- called the House of Assembly (HoA)- voted last week to approve the controversial Register of Interests Bill.

March 19th, 2024
Horse racing returning to STT with record $115K purse; VI racing stalled

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Horse racing will be returning to St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), with a record $115,000 purse. Meanwhile, legal challenges with the race track in the [British] Virgin Islands persist at the detriment of the 'Sport of Kings'.

March 12th, 2024
‘We cannot continue to rush legislation in HoA’ – Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Opposition Legislator Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called on the Government to consider more time when passing legislation in the House of Assembly (HoA) so that those whom the bill will have implications on will have time to understand the legislation.

March 12th, 2024
Gov’t on 'box-ticking' exercise to meet CoI deadlines– Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Legislator Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) has thrown criticisms on the Government’s passing of legislation to meet the deadlines of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendations. According to Hon Walwyn, legislation is being rushed without proper consideration for the implications of decisions being made.

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 21st, 2024
Hon Walwyn accuses Premier of lying about Ellis Thomas Downs contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Six District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (R6) has accused Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) of lacking the skills to negotiate a racetrack contract connected to the Ellis Thomas Downs, yet wanting to negotiate with the UK Government on major matters in the VI.

January 26th, 2024
Carvin Malone crossed floor because Unity Gov’t was ‘afraid’ of Britain- Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Myron V. Walywn (AL), in paying tribute to Mr Carvin Malone, said the late former legislator sacrificed his political career to keep the territory informed when he crossed the floor to join the Opposition after the Government of Unity formed following the release of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report in 2022.

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