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March 17th, 2023
Documents for proposed tender waivers to now be publicised

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In keeping with the Government’s commitment to uphold the principles of good governance, the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has approved the publication of Cabinet documents relating to proposed tender waivers.

February 1st, 2023
News blackout over visit of UK OT Minister Lord Goldsmith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor John J. Rankin, CMG and his United Kingdom (UK) gang have been promoting Good Governance, Transparency and Openness; however, that does not seem to apply to the visit of the UK Minister for the Overseas Territories, Frank Zacharias Robin Goldsmith.

March 6th, 2022
CARICOM Heads of Gov’t express ‘deep concern’ with UK-sponsored CoI in VI

SAN PEDRO, Belize- Regional leaders who attended the 33rd Inter-Sessional Conference of the Heads of Government of CARICOM in San Pedro, Belize last week have expressed ‘deep concern’ with the lack of transparency and the manner in which the United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) was called in the [British] Virgin Islands.

June 2nd, 2021
UK attorney raises concern of no local involvement in CoI team

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former United Kingdom Attorney General and attorney for the Executive branch of the Virgin Islands Government, Sir Charles Geoffrey Cox QC, has lamented the apparent lack of local involvement in the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (CoI) which is allegedly aimed at improving governance in the British Overseas Territory.

April 29th, 2021
Labour Minister calls for fairness as group of locals made redundant

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Noting that it was recently brought to his attention that a company who may be on the verge of merging with another had made redundant a group of VIslander/Belonger employees, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has urged employers to be transparent, fair and reasonable when initiating any redundancy procedures.

April 23rd, 2021
‘Put up or shut up’ Integrity in Public Life Bill brought to HoA

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Integrity In Public Life Act, 2020, which is part of the suite of good governance legislation by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, received its Introduction and First Reading at the Seventh Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly at Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola, on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

March 20th, 2021
Diplomacy is a lagging factor in OT affairs

By Dickson C. Igwe

The weapons of diplomacy, tact and negotiation are better options in moving towards self-determination than banging an anti-colonial drum. Tact and diplomacy will achieve more for Overseas Territories than confrontation.

March 4th, 2021
Whistleblower legislation brought to HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government continues to put systems in place for transparency and good governance, in keeping with its campaign promises, the Whistleblower Act, 2021 has been brought to parliament.

March 3rd, 2021
Register of Interests Act to be amended to assist CoI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reiterating that it welcomes a transparent and accountable Commission of Inquiry (CoI) in the Virgin Islands (VI) that will allow for a ‘just outcome’, the Government of the VI has announced it will be making an amendment to the Register of Interest Act, 2006 to allow information to be shared with the CoI.

March 2nd, 2021
Corruption? High Court rules UK Gov’t broke own law over COVID contracts!

LONDON, United Kingdom- While the United Kingdom Government seems bent on labelling the Virgin Islands as corrupt to the extent that it has backed a controversial Commission of Inquiry into governance, it has been found to not be without sin as the High Court in the United Kingdom (UK) has ruled that the country’s Health Secretary, Matthew J. D. Hancock aka ‘Matt’, unlawfully failed to publish details of billions of pounds' worth of coronavirus-relate

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