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January 30th, 2023
Throne Speech: VI Gov’t looking to modernise police force

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is looking to amend the Police Act (CAP.165) to bring together an updated legislative basis for policing in the Territory, according to the Speech from the Throne delivered on January 24, 2023.

January 25th, 2023
Throne Speech: Gov’t looking to restrict vaping, smoking under age 18

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands is looking to restrict the public use of e-cigarettes and smoking in the Virgin Islands as part of its legislative agenda for the start of the Fifth Session of the current Fourth House of Assembly (HoA).

January 24th, 2023
Fourth HoA 'one of the most productive terms'; 101 pieces of legislation passed- Gov Rankin

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands has laid out its legislative agenda for the start of the Fifth Session of the current Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), which is ‘likely’ to be the last, according to Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, in his deliverance of the 2023 Speech from the Throne.

January 8th, 2023
Unity Gov’t to revisit Commercial Recreational Licensing Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on Saturday, November 12, 2022, on the Government of the Virgin Islands Facebook page, that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) announced that his Unity Government was scrapping work permit and trade license requirements for charter boats entering the Virgin Islands (VI) via the US Virgin Islands (USVI).

October 10th, 2022
Drag racing facility reopens on St Croix, USVI


CHRISTIANSTED, ST Croix, USVI- The long-dormant motorsport of drag racing on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), has left the mechanic shop five years after Hurricanes Irma and Maria damaged the St Croix Motorsports Complex in 2017, and Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr was the first to get behind the steering wheel of a car to participate in a race during a reopening ceremony Sunday, October 9, 2022.

September 8th, 2022
New Merchant Shipping Act to be ‘localised’- Ishma Rhymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands, acting through the Attorney General’s Chambers, is inviting qualified, professional, experienced, and resourceful candidates to submit Expressions of Interest to create a specialist panel to provide legislative drafting services for the comprehensive review of the maritime laws of the [British] Virgin Islands.

August 11th, 2022
Gov Rankin concerned about recent amendments to Register of Interests Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has expressed concern that the recently amended Register of Interests Act may significantly restrict public access to the Register.

July 7th, 2022
Consultation on amendments to AML/CFT Legislation

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI– The BVI Financial Services Commission (“the Commission”) welcomes the public’s feedback, opinions and comments on the proposed amendments to Anti-Money Laundering Regulations and Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice.

June 17th, 2022
Business Licensing Act 2020 passes with amendments in HoA

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The Business Licensing Act, 2022, which among other things seeks to address the issues of ‘fronting’; protecting local entrepreneurship opportunities and facilitating foreign direct investment in a regulated manner, was passed with amendments at the continuation of the 3rd Sitting of the 4th Session of the 4th House of Assembly at Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

March 12th, 2022
Cruising Permit Fee in VI waived for locals & belongers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Premier Andrew A. Fahie-led Government of the Virgin Islands has made a conscious move to waive the cruising permit fee only for locals/belongers, with immediate effect.

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