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June 21st, 2022
CTL makes donation to BVIAA; Says ‘it’s just the beginning’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In what seems to be the start of a promising relationship, popular hardware store Clarence Thomas Limited (CTL) made a donation of several useful items to the BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) and noted that it was just “a start”.

June 21st, 2022
‘False premise’ that Gov’t didn't come to people ahead of VI/UK talks– Premier Wheatley

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says it remains a ‘false premise’ that the Government of National Unity did not consult with the people of the territory ahead of UK negotiations on the implementation of reform surrounding the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendations.

June 21st, 2022
Kittitian Andreas Norford gets 30 years in prison for C. Melbourne Francis murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- St Kitts national Andreas Norford, who was convicted on November 30, 2021, of the murder of Cornel Melbourne Francis aka ‘Trouble’, has been sentenced to 37 years imprisonment; however, after considering time served High Court Judge Richard G. Floyd reduced the sentence to 30 years, 6 months.

June 21st, 2022
Consider 3 to 5-year work permits & business licenses- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Fourth District Representative in the National Unity Government Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool believes the issuing of 3 to 5-year work permits could be the answer to the backup in the system and inconvenience to work permit holders and employers alike.

June 21st, 2022
Public reminded ‘games of chance’ must be authorised by Deputy Governor’s Office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Authorised organisations who facilitate games of chance, such as raffles, are being reminded to follow the correct protocol of notifying the Deputy Governor’s Office prior to each event for due diligence purposes.

June 20th, 2022
Unity Gov’t had to ‘act quickly’ to prevent suspension of Constitution– Premier

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the suspension of the Virgin Islands (VI) constitution was the CoI recommendation on which the other recommendations rested, and as such, his Unity Government had to act fast in negotiations with the United Kingdom (UK).

June 20th, 2022
Media blocked from livestreaming, video recording public meeting @ ESHS tent

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The first in a series of public meetings to discuss the already ‘done deal’ ‘Framework for Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report and Other Reforms’ began today, Monday, June 20, 2022, at the Elmore Stoutt High School Tent.

June 20th, 2022
‘We have to stop treating people like they are less than us’- Hon Turnbull

DUFF BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) has called out the inefficiency in various government departments, which he said has affected both employers and employees, including work permit holders.

June 20th, 2022
Some of the world's best squash players in action @ TSC from tomorrow

PASEA, Tortola, VI- From Tuesday, June 21 to Saturday, June 25, 2022, the Tortola Sports Club will be welcoming some of the world’s best squash players for the highest caliber squash tournament ever hosted in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) - the Carey Olsen Tortola Classic - a Professional Squash Association (PSA) Challenger tournament.

June 20th, 2022
People falling victims to diseases ‘environmental in nature’- Hon Fraser

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser, RA has suggested that persons in the Virgin Islands are coming down with deadly diseases that can be traced to the environment.


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