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June 25th, 2024
Cabinet approves Discretionary Powers Guide for VI Ministers, Depts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has noted and approved the Policy - "A Report to Guide the Proper and Lawful Exercise of Discretionary Powers in the Virgin Islands” developed to implement Recommendation A3 of the Framework for Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry Report and Other Reforms.

June 14th, 2024
2022 Trade Department Audit to be reviewed but not a priority area– Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade, Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE (AL) says a probe report into 2022 allegations of corruption at the Trade Department would need to be reviewed before being released into the public; however, it is not a priority area.

June 1st, 2024
Legislators could have salary withheld over non-compliance to Register of Interest Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As part of a proposal that the House of Assembly (HoA) has its own independent system of accountability, Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says Legislators will soon be suspended and have their salary withheld for non-compliance to the Register of Interest Act as it relates to declaring their interest.

May 23rd, 2024
‘Far from the truth’ that I like women & not men- Deputy CoP Vanterpool

PALESTINA ESTATE, Tortola, VI– Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Ms Jacqueline E. Vanterpool says despite her professional accomplishment and resilience in the job, she continues to face name-calling as a top-ranking officer in the force.

April 4th, 2024
Society must do more for youths in conflict with law- Chief Justice Pereira

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Chief Justice Hon Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE has called for society to do more for persons in conflict with the law, especially youths who she says often face stigma and end up returning to a life of crime.

February 26th, 2024
Virgin Islanders value people they don’t know- Raul R. Sprauve

PALESTINA ESTATE, Tortola, VI –Local musician and band owner Raul R. Sprauve aka 'Jugo' has called on the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) to start investing more in its people, particularly those in the arts and for more value to be placed on locals in the VI’s small community.

February 5th, 2024
Razor Bladez vows to always keep a fungi flavour to its music

PALESTINA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Local fungi band Razor Bladez says while the band has been performing a variety of genres of music in the Virgin Islands, fungi music will continue to be fused into their music style, to keep the cultural music relevant to a young generation.

January 29th, 2024
Reading VI news blogs is 'not constructive for me'– Karia J. Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Real Talk host Mrs Karia J. Christopher, who is also the acting Director of Communications, has said 'blogs' on news articles in the Virgin Islands are unconstructive for her and that she tries not to read any.

September 27th, 2023
Karia J. Christopher In! Dr Arliene T. Penn Out! As Communications Director!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from senior civil servants is that former Director of Trade and Consumer Affairs Mrs Karia J. Christopher is now in the acting post of Director of Communications assigned to the Premier’s Office.

August 14th, 2023
'Ms P' blasts VI men for ‘allowing’ their women to 'expose' themselves in public

PALESTINA ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Former legislator Eileene L. Parsons, OBE has called on the men of the Virgin Islands (VI) to stop allowing their women and females to go on the streets dressing provocatively during festivals.

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