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July 30th, 2022
Traditional torchlight parade lights up RT as part of Emancipation 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The traditional torchlight procession which forms part of the activities of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Emancipation Festival Celebrations was a spectacle through Water Front Drive in Road Town, Tortola into the Bernard “Yampi” Nibbs Festival on July 28, 2022.

July 23rd, 2022
Local remittance tax now 3.5%, customs duty reductions extended– Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley has announced the extension in the reduction of customs duties in the Virgin Islands.

July 15th, 2022
‘We are under direct British rule right now’- Hon Vanterpool

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Although the United Kingdom (UK) opted against suspending the [British] Virgin Islands Constitution and imposing direct rule as recommended in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report, many believe that the UK is still enjoying a form of direct rule.

July 2nd, 2022
Police in Paradise team had ‘some consultations’ with Tourist Board– Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reiterating that the contents and packaging of the now controversial ‘Police in Paradise’ leaked video was inappropriate and should not have entered the public domain, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has disclosed that the video producers had some consultations with the BVI Tourism Board according to his knowledge.

April 30th, 2022
Should Foreign Office take direct control of BVI? – UK MP Chris J. Bryant asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Labour MP Chris J. Bryant has been accused of advocating for colonialism by asking whether the Arrest of BVI Premier, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) on drug conspiracy and money laundering charges should pave the way for the UK Foreign Office to take direct control of the territory.

October 30th, 2021
BVIPA announces new USVI/VI Ferry schedule starting Nov 1, 2021

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) has announced a newly adjusted International Ferry Passenger Schedule at Road Town Jetty starting 1 November 2021.

October 17th, 2021
UK Ship en route to VI for disaster preparedness mission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A UK Royal Navy patrol ship, the HMS Medway will reportedly visit Tortola from October 22, 2021, as part of the United Kingdom’s Caribbean Task Group’s mission to prepare for and respond to disasters in the region.

June 25th, 2021
VI placed on UK Green Travel List; VI Gov’t welcomes move

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- News that the United Kingdom (UK) has placed the [British] Virgin Islands on the Green List for Travel, along with other Overseas Territories and Antigua and Barbuda from June 30, 2021, has been welcomed by Premier and Tourism Minister Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

May 22nd, 2021
Passenger quota increases for USVI/VI ferry trips

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) along with the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) have successfully negotiated an increasing the number of persons traveling by ferries to and from both Territories.

November 28th, 2020
DR National gets 24-month sentence after entering USVI illegally from VI


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Jose Fatima Rosario-Remigio was sentenced Wednesday, November 25, 2020, on his conviction for illegal re-entry into the United States, US Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

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