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February 26th, 2024
Works Minister hears concerns of D5 residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On Monday, February 19, and Wednesday, February 21, 2024, the Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5), along with Ministry Officials, held community meetings to listen to the concerns of residents in the Fifth District.

January 11th, 2024
DPP Office most misunderstood, undervalued, underappreciated Gov’t Dept- Scatliffe-Esprit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Appearing before the House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee (SFC) last year over the 2024 Budget, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mrs Tiffany R. Scatliffe-Esprit explained the role of her Department.

October 13th, 2023
EE & WE police stations will have officers on 24-hr shifts from Monday- CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Making it clear that it is not his preference to have his officers on 24-hour shifts at the East End and West End Police Stations, Commissioner of Police Mark Collins has said he has, nevertheless, listened to the concerns of the public, and beginning Monday, October 16, 2023, both police stations will have officers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

August 9th, 2023
Air pollution concerns in USVI


FREDERIKSTED, ST Croix, USVI- The [US] VI Department of Planning and Natural Resources has issued a statement emphasising the diverse nature of air pollution and its potential impact on human health.

July 23rd, 2023
‘We have not closed any police stations’- CoP Collins

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Let me be very clear, we have not closed any police stations,” Commissioner of Police Mark Collins said when a reporter at a press conference on July 20, 2023, said to him there are concerns in the community about the closure of police stations.

June 26th, 2023
Not jellyfish, just harmless 'sea salps'- Local marine biologist

BREWERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Officials from the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Climate Change are addressing the public’s concerns about the presence of some marine creatures resembling jellyfish within the Territory’s waters.

April 7th, 2023
Progress on implementing CoI recommendations too slow- Lord Goldsmith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- United Kingdom (UK) Minister for the Overseas Territories Lord Frank Zacharias Robin Goldsmith has indicated that progress on implementing recommendations in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) framework document has been too slow.

February 10th, 2023
Public did not request or were privy to some amendments to Police Bill- Premier

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- “Madam Speaker, I want to make it clear that there is no intention by any member of the House of Assembly to pass this Bill in its current form. We recognize a number of areas that are clearly problematic,” declared Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley regarding the controversial Police Act 2023 in the House of Assembly (HoA) today, February 10, 2023.

October 5th, 2022
Governor 'disappointed' with progress of some CoI reforms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has raised concerns over slow progress in some areas of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) reforms in the Virgin Islands (VI) under the “Framework for Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry Report and Other Reforms” (“the Framework document”), being led by the Government of National Unity.

July 1st, 2022
Trio protests ‘UK overstepping authority’ in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Convinced that the Governor has been overstepping his authority and that there is a transfer of power to the United Kingdom (UK) despite the local constitution not being suspended, three Virgin Islanders decided to protest outside of the RJT Edifice ahead of a press conference this morning, July 1, 2022.

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