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February 12th, 2024
Leave the Statutory Bodies out of the Constitution- CRC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The statutory bodies were also in the line of fire from the Constitutional Review Commissioners. According to the report, the public was of the opinion that all board appointments should be staggered.

February 9th, 2024
‘No election of the Attorney General’- Constitutional Report recommends

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many persons in the Virgin Islands have been requesting that the post of Attorney General who sits in both the Cabinet and the House of Assembly (HoA) face the public in an election, just like the other 13 elected members of HoA.

February 6th, 2024
Constitutional Review Report recommends only At Large members be Premier & Deputy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the low turnout at the public meetings, many residents are now questioning the legitimacy of the Constitutional Review Commission Report and asking if the recommendations are truly the will of the masses or just those of the members of the commission themselves.

November 30th, 2023
Constitutional Review Commission hands over report to Governor & Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), which was set up to garner and consider the aspirations and changes the people of the [British] Virgin Islands wish to see in the next constitution, has submitted its report to Governor John J. Rankin, CMG and Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

September 10th, 2023
Report on Belongership & Residency tabled in HOA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The “Review of Policy and Processes for Granting Residency and Belongership” Report, which was recommended following the United Kingdom (UK) Commission of Inquiry (CoI), was tabled in the House of Assembly on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

July 19th, 2023
EZ Shipping slams Hon Turnbull for 'double standards' around Auditor General's reports

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI– Local company EZ Shipping has slammed Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull for what it has pointed out as double standards surrounding his support of Auditor General Sonia M. Webster’s audit reports.

April 28th, 2023
New App allows residents to report potholes, stray animals & broken pipes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) has rolled out a new App that allows residents to report minor non-emergency issues such as potholes, stray animals and broken pipes, among others.

April 26th, 2023
The VI 'has delivered a well-administered election'- Election Observation Mission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- International election observers have found that the [British] Virgin Islands 2023 General Election broadly met international standards.

March 30th, 2023
Mariners given ‘tool’ to report suspicious activity to police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) today, Thursday, March 30, 2023, launched the Operation Island Watch, which is intended to offer mariners a tool for reporting suspicious behaviour in and around the Territory’s borders and shorelines.

March 29th, 2023
VI companies support 2.3M jobs & generate US$14B in tax revenues globally- Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands’ (VI’s) positive role in the global economy has been underscored in a new independent report launched today, March 29, 2023: ‘Beyond globalisation: The British Virgin Islands contribution to global prosperity in an uncertain world’.

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