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May 16th, 2023
VI gets inclusion in 'British Family’ stained glass windows @ Westminster Palace

LONDON, UK- Sixteen Overseas Territories (OTs), including the Virgin Islands (VI), and three Crown Dependencies of the United Kingdom have had their heraldic shields immortalised as part of a stained glass window set commissioned at Speaker's House in the New Palace of Westminster.

May 15th, 2023
UK was 'wrong' to block Bermuda's cannabis legislation– MP Lloyd C. Russell-Moyle

LONDON, UK - United Kingdom (UK) MP, Lloyd C. Russell-Moyle has called for more representation of Caribbean Overseas Territories when negotiating international treaties, pointing to an instance of the UK intervening in Bermuda's declassification of cannabis.

May 11th, 2023
Gov’t can’t build VI alone; civil society & businesses must pitch in– Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has called on local businesses, along with civil society, to help the government achieve the goal of building the VI together.

May 11th, 2023
UK MP calls for end to Foreign Office as OT messenger to UK Gov’t

LONDON, UK– While the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) for Overseas Territories (OTs) gets underway today, May 11, 2023, legislators in London’s House of Commons this morning met to debate the future of UK Overseas Territories, including the [British] Virgin Islands.

May 9th, 2023
‘People have a right to hear’ HoA Committee Stage discussions - E. Benito Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – More transparency in government is the call of Special Envoy to the Premier Mr E. Benito Wheatley, who said, moving forward, the Government of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has to push more transparency.

May 5th, 2023
HoA to meet on May 18, 2023; Race is on for new House Speaker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- All 13 elected members will be sworn into office as legislators and official members of the House of Assembly (HoA) at the First Sitting of the Fifth HoA scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex, in Road Town, the capital city.

May 5th, 2023
‘I am not saying I will never make a mistake again’- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Armed with more knowledge and experience from a rocky four years in office, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has referred to his first term as a legislator as a learning experience under ex-Primer Andrew A. Fahie and the Unity Government.

May 4th, 2023
Premier Wheatley calls out Opposition for ‘seeking to disrupt’ Gov't’s work

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called out Members of the Opposition for ‘seeking to disrupt’ the work of the Government, rather than pledging to work collaboratively in the best interest of the people.

May 4th, 2023
Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE is Acting Premier!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For some, it may be a prophecy come to pass that Honourable Lorna G. Smith, OBE is now Premier of the Virgin Islands, albeit in a very brief acting capacity.

May 3rd, 2023
Fake election - Another nail in the children’s coffin

Alred C. Frett

Trapped by a Minority of the Majority:

The shouting is over, the numbers have played… Once again, we swung the hammer and placed another nail in the Coffin of the Children … Some ask, ‘What’s next?’ and I don’t need to answer, for my opinions have not changed… We still avoid reality, and it’s unbelievable to hear people claim that the Governor did not want the present Government when all their past actions showed the exact opposite.


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