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May 13th, 2022
Walwyn ‘personally chose’ 70 contractors for ESHS Wall Project- CoI report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Calling the way in which the 2016 Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Wall Project was contracted and implemented as ‘on any view, extraordinary', CoI Commissioner Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom in his final report has concluded that serious dishonesty in relation to elected public officials may have taken place in reference to former Education Minister, Myron V. Walwyn.

May 13th, 2022
National Unity Gov’t holds first Cabinet meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Unity government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) held its first cabinet meeting on May 11, 2022, where members of the new Cabinet received their Oaths of Cabinet Confidentiality, which were administered by Chairman, H.E, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG during that first meetings.

May 12th, 2022
Ministries renamed & portfolios reassigned under Wheatley Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In another shake-up of the National Unity Government made up of a coalition of three political parties (Virgin Islands Party, National Democratic Party, and The Progressive Virgin Islands Movement), further changes have been made.

May 12th, 2022
Governor announces criminal probes into Premier’s Office, HM Customs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Governor of the Virgin Islands John J. Rankin, CMG has announced criminal investigations into the conduct of the Premier’s Office under former Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in allegedly obstructing the Director of the Internal Audit Department in respect of an audit of the COVID-19 Assistance Programmes.

May 12th, 2022
UK must ‘disabuse self’ from reestablishing C’bean colonial power- David Comissiong

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- Barbados Ambassador to CARICOM David Comissiong has called on the United Kingdom (UK) to 'disabuse' itself from seeking to re-establish colonial powers in the Virgin Islands (VI) by imposing direct rule from London.

May 12th, 2022
New Gov't 'doesn't mean direct rule off the table'- Via C. Donovan-Hodge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands public has been told not to get complacent in thinking that direct rule is off the table just because a new government has been sworn in.

May 11th, 2022
Hickinbottom ‘out of step with reality’ to suggest UK direct rule in VI- David Comissiong

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Barbados Ambassador to Caricom, David Comissiong has questioned why Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Commissioner Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom would even make a recommendation for United Kingdom (UK) direct rule in his CoI report and has commented that Mr Hickinbottom is ‘out of step with current realities.

May 11th, 2022
CoI recommends ‘full audit’ of Claude Skelton-Cline's Gov’t contracts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Virgin Islands (VI) Commission of Inquiry Report released in April 2022, has called for ‘Full Audit’ of the contracts of former government consultant Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

May 11th, 2022
Hon Carvin Malone named ‘Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow’ by Lions International

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Four-term President of the Lions Club of Tortola Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has been conferred with the award of Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship by Lions International.

May 11th, 2022
'Everyone can be affected by mental health issues'- Local social worker

JOHNSON'S GHUT, Tortola, VI- “We want the community to understand that everyone can be affected by mental health issues especially in the stressful times that we are living in now with COVID-19 and its adverse impact on the economy,” Acting Social Worker Mr Loren Smith has said, in stressing the point that it should not be one of stigmatisation.

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