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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.

May 2nd, 2024
‘Refrain from suggesting inaccuracies’- Hon de Castro fires back @ Hon Mather

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon Sharie B. De Castro (AL) has hit back at Deputy Speaker and Opposition Member Hon Stacy M. Mather (AL) for recently suggesting the Minister has not been willing to take up his offer to lend his expertise in education and youth development.

May 2nd, 2024
AI & Google making young people seem 'super smart'- Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI– Seniors attending the Senior Citizens’ Month Opening Declaration Service, yesterday, May 1, 2024, were made to endure a lengthy speech on forgetfulness and Artificial Intelligence (AI) from senior legislator Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3).

May 2nd, 2024
Opposition Leader to grill Premier on illegal immigration measures in HoA today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the frequent apprehension of illegal migrants in the [British] Virgin Islands recently, Opposition Leader Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) wants to know what measures are in place to tackle the problem as well as other issues relating to border security.

April 18th, 2024
‘What kind of foolishness going on at the Airport?’- Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands’ Opposition Leader Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), while speaking on Other Business at the continuation of the Ninth Sitting of the First Session of the Fifth House of Assembly (HoA), described his treatment at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport.

April 16th, 2024
‘Do good & I will have a drink with you in the dark’– Hon Fraser tells Gov't

BURT POINT, Tortola, VI– Senior Legislator in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has commended Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) and his government for re-commissioning the Burt Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, after years of complaints and being out of commission.

April 16th, 2024
Increase payroll tax exemption to $15K- Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) has recommended that employees earning less than $23,000.00 annually be given an annual payroll tax exemption of the first $15,000.00 earned.

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.

April 13th, 2024
We need a sex offender’s registry in the VI’- Hon Stacy R. Mather

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- First term legislator and Deputy Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Stacy R. Mather (AL) aka ‘Buddha’ has called for a sex offender’s registry to be set up in the territory.

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