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June 20th, 2024
Late legislator & first local CoP Vernon E. Malone lies in state

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands' first Commissioner of Police and late legislator (2007-2011) Vernon E. Malone is lying in state at the House of Assembly (HoA) Chambers in Road Town, the Capital City, today, Thursday, June 20, 2024.

June 18th, 2024
Controversial Crown Lands Bill passed in HoA after nearly 3 weeks in committee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The long-awaited but controversial Crown Lands Management Bill 2024 passed in the House of Assembly (HoA) last night, Monday, June 17, 2024.

June 1st, 2024
Legislators could have salary withheld over non-compliance to Register of Interest Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As part of a proposal that the House of Assembly (HoA) has its own independent system of accountability, Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says Legislators will soon be suspended and have their salary withheld for non-compliance to the Register of Interest Act as it relates to declaring their interest.

May 30th, 2024
HoA continues today, May 30, 2024; Crown Lands Bill is being debated

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial Crown Lands Management Bill is before the House of Assembly (HoA) today, May 30, 2024, as the debate continues. Today is the continuation of the 11th Sitting of the 1st Session of the 5th HoA.

May 30th, 2024
Bill defining pathway to Residency & Belongership passes in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Immigration and Passport Amendment Bill, 2024, designed to establish a clear pathway to Residency and Belongership status in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) was passed with amendments in the House of Assembly (HoA) on Friday, May 24, 2024.

May 14th, 2024
Public urged to get acquainted with Crown Lands Management Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is urging the residents of the [British] Virgin Islands to pay attention to the Crown Lands Management Bill, as it received its first reading in the House of Assembly on May 2, 2024.

May 12th, 2024
11th Sitting of 1st Session of 5th HoA slated for May 16

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Legislators will return to the House of Assembly (HoA) Chamber in Road Town to do the business of the people on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

May 11th, 2024
New immigration bill to bring clarity to VI Residency & Belonger status

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The updated Immigration Bill is in response to Recommendation B33 of the Commission of Inquiry, which identified the need for clear and published guidance for the consideration of applications for residence and Belonger status in the Virgin Islands (VI) has seen its first reading in the House of Assembly (HoA).

May 9th, 2024
Works Minister protects privacy of taxi drivers in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has opted not to publicly disclose the names and addresses of persons holding taxi licenses in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI), as he believes it would have been unfair to the license holders to do so and that it would also trample on their right to privacy.

May 3rd, 2024
Mentally ill person now occupying old Gov’t Admin Building- Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called for a timeline for the rehabilitation of the old Government Administration Building in Road Town, Tortola, which he said is now in a dilapidated state and needs urgent repairs.

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