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June 28th, 2024
The BVI has for years suffered corruption & allegations of corruption- Ex-UK police officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although the Commissioner of Inquiry was not considered a criminal investigation and did not find hard core evidence of corruption in the Virgin Islands, a former police officer in the United Kingdom, Andy J. Cooke, has surprisingly stated that the [British] Virgin Islands suffered from corruption for years.

May 29th, 2024
Guide to Gov’t’s borrowing policies & debt management operations launched

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Finance marks a significant milestone, with the completion and publication of the 2024-2026 Medium Term Debt Strategy (MTDS).

April 4th, 2024
Minimum Wage: ‘Is there going to be an increase? I don’t know’- Hon Lorna G. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With anticipation high that there will be an increase in Minimum Wage in the [British] Virgin Islands, since a review is currently ongoing, Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE has said an increase will depend on the feedback received from the public.

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.

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