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October 17th, 2023
‘We need the Police Act to come back to’ HoA ‘for passage’- Gov Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite widespread public criticisms the proposed amendments to the Police Act 2023 will take away from the rights of the people as well as possibly empower the police to abuse citizens, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG continues to defend the proposed amendments and has once again called for the bill to return to the House of Assembly (HoA) for passage.

February 10th, 2023
HoA to meet today Feb 10, 2023; Controversial Police Bill on hold

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The Third Sitting of the Fifth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) will convene at the Save the Seed Centre, in Duffs Bottom, Tortola, today Friday, February 10, 2023, at 10:00 AM.

February 9th, 2023
Police Officers claim they were not shown version of Police Act before HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heel of an outcry by the public and many legislators on the version of the Police Act 2023 before the House of Assembly (HoA) comes word that local police officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are claiming to not have seen the version that made it to the HoA.

February 3rd, 2023
Police Bill 2023 raises red flags & makes way for police abuse of rights

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many residents and legal minds, who have taken a look at the proposed Police Act, 2023, said the Bill in its current form has raised some serious issues and will take away the human rights of the people.

April 6th, 2022
'Be careful of relationships that isolate friends & folks'– Skelton-Cline to young adults

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Talk show host and clergyman Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has cautioned young couples to recognise patterns of possessiveness and abuse in relationships.

January 28th, 2022
Some employers hire staff based on 'how much abuse' they can take– Labour Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has said, based on his assessment over the years, some employers hire staff based on how much abuse the employees can take from them.

November 25th, 2021
Ex-Governor Jaspert tells CoI he always remained ‘respectful’ to Fahie Gov’t

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Controversial Ex-Governor, Mr Augustus J.U Jaspert known for his combative governance style, has told the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) in a response note, that he remained respectful to the sitting administration despite claims from Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that the relationship with him was rocky and ‘abusive.’

July 14th, 2020
The question of making COVID-19 an excuse for abuse

Alred C. Frett

Making Right wrong or Scapegoating Uncle Tom:

Sincere thanks and empathy to all those persons and businesses who are helping others even as they struggle and suffer through this Covid-19 pandemic and other disasters… We remain in this together and should be concerned about a potentially bad hurricane season so all I am doing is using our past, present and future to deal with issues with the hope of avoiding dangers.

June 9th, 2020
Disrespect! Manager blatantly refuses to meet Labour Minister during ‘spot check’

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Calling it a troubling situation which makes him wonder what kind of country we are living in and building, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) recounted in the House of Assembly on June 8, 2020, an incident where he was disrespected by a manager of a business in the Territory.

January 1st, 2020
Hon Flax-Charles calls for protection of children as VI welcomes 2020

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) took the opportunity to call on thousands of revellers at Trellis Bay, Beef Island, to protect the Territory’s children.

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