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May 19th, 2022
Hon Fraser In! Minister Penn Out! as Opposition Leader

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Road Town, Tortola, VI- It was on Monday, May 9, 2022, that veteran legislator Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) was sworn in as the second Opposition Leader within the life of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA).

May 18th, 2022
‘No secrecy’ in negotiations between UK & VI– Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Pastor and commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cine has called for transparency in the negotiations between the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United Kindom (VI) on the way forward, following the publishing of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report and its sweeping recommendations.

May 15th, 2022
Hon Andrew A. Fahie remains D1 Rep

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although stripped of the positions of Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Honourable Andrew A. Fahie constitutionally is still the Representative for the First Electoral District, a title he has held since he was first elected in 1999.

May 14th, 2022
Corruption & Social Behavior

Dickson C. Igwe

A certain politician in the Virgin Islands enjoys pontificating on how we got here to this sad place on national and social media. The great man is clearly intelligent and thoughtful.

May 13th, 2022
Hon Fahie will face courts; 'Business continues' in VI– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says business in the Virgin Islands (VI) will continue, even as former Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is to face the courts on drugs conspiracy and money laundering charges.

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
National Unity Gov’t submits proposal on governance to UK OTs Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Unity Government led by Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has submitted a proposal on governance to United Kingdom (UK) Overseas Territories (OTs) Minister Hon Amanda A. Milling and hopes it will be considered instead of direct rule, which the people of the Virgin Islands have rejected.

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.

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