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May 11th, 2024
New immigration bill to bring clarity to VI Residency & Belonger status

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The updated Immigration Bill is in response to Recommendation B33 of the Commission of Inquiry, which identified the need for clear and published guidance for the consideration of applications for residence and Belonger status in the Virgin Islands (VI) has seen its first reading in the House of Assembly (HoA).

May 9th, 2024
Works Minister protects privacy of taxi drivers in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has opted not to publicly disclose the names and addresses of persons holding taxi licenses in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI), as he believes it would have been unfair to the license holders to do so and that it would also trample on their right to privacy.

May 3rd, 2024
Mentally ill person now occupying old Gov’t Admin Building- Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called for a timeline for the rehabilitation of the old Government Administration Building in Road Town, Tortola, which he said is now in a dilapidated state and needs urgent repairs.

May 2nd, 2024
Opposition Leader to grill Premier on illegal immigration measures in HoA today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the frequent apprehension of illegal migrants in the [British] Virgin Islands recently, Opposition Leader Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) wants to know what measures are in place to tackle the problem as well as other issues relating to border security.

March 13th, 2024
Register of Interest (Amendment) bill is a Governor's bill- Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following widespread criticisms of the Register of Interest (Amendment) Bill currently before the House of Assembly (HoA), Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Trade, and Labour, Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE has told the House that the bill came from the Governor’s Office.

March 8th, 2024
‘What start wrong, can’t end right’- Hon Turnbull blasts changes to Register of Interest Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Opposition Member of the House of Assembly, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) has criticized Amendments to the Registers of Interest Amendment Bill in keeping with CoI recommendations stating that he cannot support the bill in its current form, as it is not comprehensive for public officers, rather only for members of the House.

February 19th, 2024
8th Sitting of 5th HoA to continue February 20, 2024

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The continuation of the 8th Sitting of the 1st Session of the 5th House of Assembly (HoA) is slated for Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

February 1st, 2024
Mourners pay respects as Fmr Legislator Carvin Malone Lie in State @ HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ahead of the official funeral of former legislator Carvin Malone to be held tomorrow, Friday, February 2, 2024, at the Multi-purpose Sports Complex, the body of Mr Malone is currently Lying-In-State at the House of Assembly.

January 26th, 2024
Carvin Malone crossed floor because Unity Gov’t was ‘afraid’ of Britain- Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Myron V. Walywn (AL), in paying tribute to Mr Carvin Malone, said the late former legislator sacrificed his political career to keep the territory informed when he crossed the floor to join the Opposition after the Government of Unity formed following the release of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report in 2022.

January 22nd, 2024
Late Kenroy Chinnery wanted access to medical marijuana for his seizures– Dr Wheatley

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- Kenroy Chinnery, who died on January 15, 2024, after reportedly suffering from a seizure and falling out of a boat in Jost van Dyke, desperately wanted access to medicinal Marijuana to help with his seizures. This is according to Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

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