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July 21st, 2022
USVI Senator Steven D. Payne Sr expelled from 34th Legislature


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Fourteen senators voted to expel Senator Steven D. Payne Sr from the 34th Legislature of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Wednesday night, July 20, 2022, in what was a culmination of immense pressure on lawmakers to address a scandal that had rocked the Senate — one that was untied from other senators but Mr Payne — after three women accused him of either sexual harassment or sexual assault, the initial being a young employee of his own office.

July 7th, 2022
Embattled Boris Johnson resigns as Conservative Party leader

LONDON, United Kingdom- After a rebellion by members of his Conservative Party, United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson will step down as its leader today, Thursday, July 7, 2022, after a wholesale rebellion of his cabinet, a wave of government resignations and a devastating loss of party support.

May 27th, 2022
Premier accuses radio show of trying to ‘undermine confidence’ in his leadership

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), while maintaining that reports of him giving someone a $80,000 contract to advance a GIS Public Television programme were completely false, has accused a radio station of trying to undermine confidence in his leadership and that of the coalition government.

May 5th, 2022
‘I distance myself from those allegations’ facing Premier Fahie– Hon Kye M. Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has distanced himself from the allegations facing Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) who was arrested on drug and money laundering conspiracy charges on United States (US) soil on April 28, 2022.

April 7th, 2022
RVIPF admits to taking civilian to USVI & back on powerboat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has broken its silence over allegations they were engaged in human smuggling.

February 15th, 2022
BVIHSA Board ‘received no directive’ from Premier- Moleto A. Smith Jr

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chairman of the Board of Directors of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Mr Moleto A. Smith Jr has emphasised that the BVIHSA Board is very independent and never received any directives from Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to send two senior staff members home due to alleged irregularities.

January 4th, 2022
British Council launches inquiry after Kenyan staff allege racism

LONDON, United Kingdom- The British Council has launched an inquiry into allegations from black current and former staff members in Kenya who claim they were subjected to systemic racism.

October 21st, 2021
‘Saintly’ Jaspert claims he called CoI as a last resort

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Constantly stating that he was always very respectful to the elected government even when they were allegedly not so much towards him and that he always acted in the best interest of the people of the Virgin Islands and within the constitution, controversial ex-governor of the VI Augustus J. U. Jaspert claimed he called the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into governance as the last resort to probe allegations of major controversial undertakings in the territory.

June 30th, 2021
'All funds can be fully accounted for & is already fully accounted for'– Premier

WICKHAM'S CAY, Tortola, VI- Amid allegations from the Auditor General, Ms Sonia M. Webster, that the Premier’s Office inflated stimulus payments and exceeded the requested grants that farmers and fisherfolk applied for, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said he wanted to assure the Virgin Islands public that his administration can properly account for every dime issued to those persons in need.

June 23rd, 2021
Police officer accused of indecent assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is being investigated for alleged indecent assault.

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