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May 22nd, 2023
‘Let's not allow party politics & selfish agendas to derail us’- Hon Stacy Mather urges HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First-term legislator and Deputy Speaker in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Stacy Mather (AL) has challenged his fellow legislators to put the country first and not let politics and other agendas derail the work of the HoA.

May 19th, 2023
‘Demand is so high’ AA commits to 5 additional June flights to VI– Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – US carrier American Airlines (AA) has reportedly said the demand for flights on the Miami to [British] Virgin Islands route has been so high in the month of June that additional flights have been scheduled by the airline, Minister of Communications and Works, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has informed.

May 18th, 2023
Opposition Member Hon Stacy Mather is Deputy Speaker of Fifth HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- History has been created in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), with Hon Stacy Mather (AL) becoming the first Member of the Opposition to be Deputy Speaker.

May 17th, 2023
‘See to it that no bitter root grows up among you’- BVICC warns new VI Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Vice President of the BVI Christian Council (BVICC), Mrs Rosemarie Flax has warned the newly elected Government of Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) to not overlook certain things, including those who can become ‘bitter roots’ that can fester and cripple the plans of the Government.

May 16th, 2023
Ministry of Climate Change & Environment established

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – What was previously the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, will now be the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment as a new standalone ministry under the remit of the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

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.

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