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April 30th, 2022
‘We do not believe UK direct rule is necessary!’- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local clergyman and community activist in the Virgin Islands, Bishop John I. Cline says he will stand firm against any attempts of direct rule by the UK, which will result in it taking control of the Virgin Islands away from Virgin Islanders.

April 30th, 2022
CoI Report: ‘No decisions will be made' ahead of UK Ministerial visit – Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor of the Virgin Islands, H.E. John J. Rankin, CMG during a press conference on Friday morning, April 29, 2022, has indicated that with regards to the recommendations coming out from the CoI report, no decision has been made as yet.

April 30th, 2022
Should Foreign Office take direct control of BVI? – UK MP Chris J. Bryant asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Labour MP Chris J. Bryant has been accused of advocating for colonialism by asking whether the Arrest of BVI Premier, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) on drug conspiracy and money laundering charges should pave the way for the UK Foreign Office to take direct control of the territory.

April 29th, 2022
BVIPA MD allegedly led Premier to drug conspiracy- US Affidavits

MIAMI, Florida, USA – A US Affidavits published after the arrest of Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has detailed how the Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Ms Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard allegedly led the Premier to a drugs conspiracy that resulted in his arrest on April 28, 2022.

April 28th, 2022
UK Foreign Secretary said Premier Fahie’s arrest showed ‘importance of CoI’

LONDON, United Kingdom – United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary Liz M. Truss said the arrest of Virgin Islands (VI) Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has shown the importance of the UK-Sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) in the territory.

April 28th, 2022
BVIPA MD reportedly detained along with Premier Fahie in Miami

MIAMI, Florida, USA – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that Ms Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard, Manager Director of the BVI Port Authority, has been reportedly detained alongside Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in Miami on charges related to conspiracy to import a controlled substance and money laundering.

April 27th, 2022
Governor & Opposition 'collaborating' to undermine Gov’t– Skelton-Cline opines

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Commentator and consultant Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has accused the Virgin Islands (VI) Governor John J. Rankin, CMG and the Opposition headed by Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) of collaborating to undermine the Government of Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

April 26th, 2022
Circular accuses Governor of treating VI like a colony

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As Governor John J. Ranking CMG continues to ignore calls for the immediate publishing of a CoI report on the Virgin Islands, a circular has accused the UK appointed public servant of treating the VI like a colony even after its forefathers fought for the right to self-govern.

April 23rd, 2022
Rosan-Jones blasts Governor, UK over unreleased VI CoI Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Controversial and outspoken talk show host, Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones has blasted the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, and the UK Government over the unpublished CoI report now in the hands of the Governor.

April 23rd, 2022
Circular questions why ‘Governor’ only reviewed VI CoI report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A circular published by ‘Concerned Citizens of the Virgin Islands,’ has questioned why the CoI Report now with Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, has not been shared with local elected officials ahead of it being reviewed by the Governor and shared with other UK officals.

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