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May 23rd, 2024
Signing of Sanctions Unit MoU ‘a great example’ of UK & VI working together- Gov Pruce

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “This has been a great example of the Territory, and the United Kingdom Government working together in a really really, intense collaborative way,” Governor Daniel Pruce commented at the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony for the Virgin Islands Sanctions Unit.

January 10th, 2024
AG Chambers staff has increased by 16 in 3 short years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The civil service continues to grow and most, if not all, Department Heads and Permanent Secretaries appearing before the 2023 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) of the House of Assembly (HoA) for the 2024 budget have asked for more staff.

November 17th, 2023
AG Chambers celebrate Culture Day 2023 in the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Attorney General, Hon Dawn J. Smith, and her staff are featured as they observed ‘Culture Day’ as part of activities to celebrate Culture and Tourism Month.

January 15th, 2023
Attorney General wants better pay for Government lawyers- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Attorney General (AG) of the Virgin Islands Honourable Dawn J. Smith told the House of Assembly (HoA) Standing Finance Committee (SFC) that she appreciates the support of her colleagues in the HoA.

July 29th, 2022
‘We want the report!’- Hon Malone says AG to be written for Withers CoI response

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says he intends to write the Attorney General, Hon Dawn J. Smith, to produce the report that should have been created by Withers law firm in response to the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report by Commissioner Gary R. Hickinbottom.

February 11th, 2022
'Substantial' CoI caused work deferrals @ AG Chambers - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite the Attorney General’s Chambers achieving a significant amount of its 2021 work plan, Attorney General, Hon Dawn J. Smith has revealed that demands of the United Kingdom (UK)-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) had resulted in some deferral of work.

February 10th, 2022
VI has 'a set of old laws' that need updating- Hon Neville A. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Thirty years have elapsed since the last comprehensive law revision in the Virgin Islands, according to the territory's Attorney General Dawn J. Smith.

November 16th, 2021
Why AG said CoI lawyers should be called to Bar then denied injunction?- 'Edju En Ka'

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Attorney General (AG) Hon Dawn J. Smith has come under criticisms over a decision to not give permission to House of Assembly Speaker, Hon Julian Willock in a court injunction against the three Commission of Inquiry Lawyers accused of practicing law without first being called to the BVI Bar, after she agreed they had broken the law.

October 15th, 2021
CoI: Misick Gov't & TCI Opposition 'learned their lessons the hard way'- Robert C. Hall

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Mr Robert C. Hall, a former Turks of Caicos (TCI) Minister of Government says allegations of corruption in the Michael E. Misick administration, and questions over the handling of the financing of the territory were all precursors to the second CoI that eventually oust the Misick Government and resulted in a UK takeover of the territory.

October 1st, 2021
UK CoI violated ‘sacred rights’ of self-determined VI Cabinet– Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islander Claude O. Skelton-Cline has lambasted the United Kingdom-sponsored Virgin Islands (VI) Commission of Inquiry (CoI) for what he said was a violation of the VI’s sacred rights as a self-determined people when the CoI team revealed contents of Cabinet Minutes without reportedly seeking permission.

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