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January 17th, 2023
CoI report did not touch Governor’s Court Portfolio- SFC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many residents, talk show hosts and commentators continue to ask why the one-man United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) did not touch any matters under the Governor's portfolio. Many have used this fact to claim that the CoI was biased and a witch hunt against those who spoke out against racism and colonialism, with an attempt to destabilise the nation and brand residents as corrupt.

January 16th, 2023
Governor comes from 'a dead economy' & will only 'sink' VI– Former FS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Financial Secretary (FS) in the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr L. Allen Wheatley has slammed the United Kingdom (UK) as having a dead economy and yet wanting to impose their economic policies on the VI’s thriving businesses sector through the unelected Governor John J. Rankin, CMG.

January 16th, 2023
DPP Scatliffe shares statistics with SFC; She is ‘short staffed’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ms Tiffany R. Scatliffe, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), made a brief presentation when she appeared before the House of Assembly (HoA) Standing Finance Committee (SFC) last month, as legislators examined the 2023 Budget Estimates.

January 15th, 2023
Time for Truth: Is the current political party system right for the Virgin Islands?

By Kedrick E. Malone

The 2007 Constitution Order, in its excellent and well-articulated preamble on page 5, states that “the people of the territory of the Virgin Islands have over centuries evolved with a distinct cultural identity which is the essence of a Virgin Islander” (as defined in the 2007 Constitution Order). It goes on to say that “that the people of the Virgin Islands have expressed a desire for their Constitution to reflect who they are as a people and a country”.

January 15th, 2023
Attorney General wants better pay for Government lawyers- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Attorney General (AG) of the Virgin Islands Honourable Dawn J. Smith told the House of Assembly (HoA) Standing Finance Committee (SFC) that she appreciates the support of her colleagues in the HoA.

January 14th, 2023
Premier Wheatley off to UK for high-level meetings; Hon Rymer now Acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is off to London as part of a delegation for high-level talks from 14 – 22 January 2023, and as such, Deputy Premier and Minister for Communications and Work Hon Kye M. Rymer (R2) is now Acting Premier.

January 13th, 2023
Shavon Henley appointed Acting Human Resources Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ms Shavon Henley was appointed to act as Director of Human Resources effective January 1 until June 2023.

January 12th, 2023
2023: A new year with the same old problems

Alred C. Frett

Losing our Lands and Identity:

I wish you a Happy New Year because Sentimentally, we like to think of a New Year as the beginning of many things including Resolutions for our lives... However, in reality our lives do not stop and start at the convenience of a Calendar... Our joys and sorrows, mourning and celebrations care nothing about the hours, days or months of the year – Every journey is a start and continuation until we reach the end.

January 12th, 2023
Elon Musk's drop in fortunes breaks world record


Elon Musk has broken the world record for the largest loss of personal fortune in history.

January 10th, 2023
VI's Soggy Dollar Bar voted # 1 Caribbean Beach Bar by USA Today 10Best

WHITE BAY, Jost van Dyke, VI – Four Virgin Islands’ beach bars and attractions have made the Top 10 of the annual Caribbean Readers’ Choice Awards for 2023, with the iconic Soggy Dollar Bar copping the top spot for Best Caribbean Beach Bars and Hendo’s Hideout taking the number 4 spot.


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