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May 7th, 2024
Will VI finally get another local CoP?; Vacancy now being advertised!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Since the days of the late Attorney Vernon E. Malone (CoP: 1992-2002) and Reynell Frazer (CoP: 2004-2012), the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has not had its own local Commissioner of Police (CoP).

March 25th, 2024
Scrub Island Resort offering ‘local resident’ rates

SCRUB ISLAND, VI- Scrub Island Resort is inviting locals from the [British] Virgin Islands (VI), US Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico to take advantage of rates exclusive to them.

February 27th, 2023
VI must constitutionally protect locals as population diversifies– Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Pastor and clergyman in the Virgin Islands Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called for the protection of locals in the Virgin Islands, as the population diversifies with more nationalities.

June 22nd, 2022
Stop giving out Belonger status ’period'- Bevin S. George

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Member of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Mr Bevin S. George has called on the Government of National Unity to put a stop to the issuing of Belonger status as he believes it is causing confusion and will put locals at a disadvantage.

January 28th, 2022
‘No person from Virgin Islands’ applied for BVIAA MD position- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) on January 13, 2022, broke the news that St Lucian Kurt A. G. Menal will be the new Managing Director of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA), the question of why no local was appointed to the position became popular.

January 19th, 2022
'We cannot import all the labour & have locals sitting @ home'- Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has defended the Department of Labour and Workforce Development and the lengthy time that the department processes work permits.

May 30th, 2021
Guy M. Hill tipped for Superintendent of Prisons post

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sources within the Governor’s Office have informed our newsroom that former Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Mr Guy M. Hill has been tipped to replace St Lucia national Mr Verne A.G. Garde as the Superintendent of Prisons in the Virgin Islands.

March 26th, 2021
New CoP arrives but Matthews still on island! Two CoPs in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our newsroom from credible sources close to the situation is that the man to replace outgoing Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews is already on island.

March 22nd, 2021
9 out of 12 new RVIPF recruits will be locals- CoP Matthews

WICKHAM'S CAY 1, Tortola, VI- Outgoing Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews has announced that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is expanding its complement with more locals than foreigners this time around.

October 4th, 2020
UPDATE: T’Quan Bodkin & Kenaz Hazel allegedly found with loaded firearm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) first and accurately reported that two persons were recently held on separate occasions for possession of firearm, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has since released the names of the arrested men.

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