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March 25th, 2024
NSC calls for ‘calm’ in VI following recent shootings & reports of shootings

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Amidst recent shootings and reports of shootings in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI), the National Security Council (NSC) has called for calm in the territory.

March 22nd, 2024
Venezuela passes law to annex region of Guyana


GEORGETOWN, Guyana, South America- In a move that intensifies the longstanding territorial dispute between Guyana and Venezuela, Venezuelan lawmakers have thrown a fresh spark into the tinderbox by approving President Nicolas Maduro's ambitious plans to establish the state of Guayana Esequiba.

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 14th, 2024
Senate Bill aims to combat 'Revenge Porn' in USVI


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- A bill introduced to the US Virgin Islands (USVI) Senate on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, hopes to protect victims whose sexually explicit images have been shared without their consent – a practice often called “revenge porn” – as well as prevent such instances in the future.

February 7th, 2024
Term Limits for Premier & Deputy & recall provision recommended in CRC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) Report, which is now a public document, is making the rounds on social media and in the news. Many of the recommendations, like those of the one-man Commission of Inquiry, seem to have their "eyes only on the political class."

December 8th, 2023
'Safe Haven' legislation for unwanted babies passes committee stage


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- USVI Legislation to provide a “safe haven” for newborns who are unwanted by their parents is making its way through the legislative process, having passed through the Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.

June 25th, 2023
Bill to determine USVI National Dish moves forward


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- In a bid to cement the culinary identity of the [US] Virgin Islands and bolster its gastronomic tourism, Senator Angel Bolques on Friday, June 23, 2023, presented Bill 35-0078 to the Senate Committee on Culture, Youth, Aging, Sports, and Parks, proposing a territory-wide survey to establish an official dish and dessert for the region.

April 19th, 2023
Gov Rankin assents to Immigration & Passport (Validation) Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has assented to the Immigration and Passport (Validation) Act, 2023 and the Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act, 2023, allowing the 688 residents, whose Belonger status are now valid, an opportunity to exercise their franchise on Advance Polling Day tomorrow, Thursday, April 20, 2023, and Polling Day on Monday, April 24, 2023.

April 10th, 2023
Women complaining of being owed thousands of $$ in child support- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has lamented that suggestions put forward to amend the Child Maintenance Act have not been advanced by Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8).

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