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July 13th, 2024
VI Gov’t says it remains committed to Implementing CoI reforms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) says it continues to work diligently to complete the implementation of the recommendations outlined in the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report, by the August 31, 2024 deadline.

June 3rd, 2024
August CoI reform deadline ‘realistic & achievable’– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said he is confident his government would able to achieve the new August 31, 2024, deadline for the full implementation of reforms coming out of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) in the VI.

May 6th, 2024
Gov Pruce to publish his first CoI quarterly review later this month

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Governor of the Virgin Islands Daniel Pruce will be publishing his first quarterly report on the implementation of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) reforms in the Virgin Islands (VI) at the end of the month.

April 29th, 2024
Commissioner Dr Turnbull Sr blasts portion of CoI as misinformation

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- One of the recent Constitutional Review Commissioners, Dr Melvin A. Turnbull Sr, has lambasted the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report for labelling the [British] Virgin Islands as corrupt.

April 15th, 2024
HoA passes Register of Interests’ bill with amendments

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a marathon session in a Committee of the whole House, the Virgin Islands Legislature- called the House of Assembly (HoA)- voted last week to approve the controversial Register of Interests Bill.

February 15th, 2024
UK Territory [British] Virgin Islands De Facto Direct Rule or is Cayman Next?

Peter Polack

Shortly after the arrest of [British] Virgin Islands (VI) Premier Andrew A. Fahie in Miami by DEA agents for a drug sting operation, a UK Commission of Inquiry report on corruption, abuse of office and serious dishonesty was released, in June 2022.

February 10th, 2024
Gov’t working on May 2024 as substantive deadline for CoI reforms- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says his government continues to work towards a May 2024 deadline, to implement the CoI recommendations in the Virgin Islands and to meet as many targets as possible by that date.

January 9th, 2024
Governor called out for 'turning blind eye' to own failures & wishing to penalise Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has set the record straight that his government continued to work to achieve Commission of Inquiry (CoI) reforms in the VI, but with challenges just like Governor John J. Rankin, who instead wants to penalise the government but has turned a blind eye to his failures.

January 6th, 2024
Premier plans to write OT Minister over Gov's request of ‘additional powers’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio. D. Wheatley (R7) has shared plans to write UK Minister for Overseas Territories (OT), Hon David H. Rutley for support ‘to stay true to democracy’ against the Governor's plan for additional powers the VI.

January 5th, 2024
Governor says ‘additional powers’ needed to implement CoI reforms in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outgoing Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), Mr John J. Rankin, CMG, like his predecessor Augustus J.U. Jaspert, will be leaving office with a parting gift for the VI, this time requesting "additional powers" to further force the [British] Virgin Islands to implement "recommendations" offered by a retired judge following a controversial Commission of Inquiry called during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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