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December 27th, 2020
Holiday Message

By Kenneth G. Gladstone

My beloved brothers and sisters across the BVI, the Caribbean region and the rest of the world, sincere holiday greetings to you.

September 28th, 2020
Cannabis Act: Governor has thrown out entire process of legislation - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Although the VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020' was passed with amendments since June 30, 2020, in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), the bill is yet to become law until it is assented to by the Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 2nd, 2020
Persons imprisoned for marijuana could be freed, records expunged- Hon Malone

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says with the passing of the VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020', those who have been previously charged with marijuana possession and other related crimes could be freed once they can prove it was for medicinal use.

June 19th, 2020
Marijuana legislation to be introduced @ 10th Sitting of HoA

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- As the Government of the Virgin Islands seeks to bring about new revenue streams to the Territory, especially since the mother country, the United Kingdom, has bluntly refused to meaningfully assist the economy financially after the destructive hurricanes of 2017 and now the global coronavirus pandemic, another important but controversial legislation will be introduced in the House of Assembly (HoA).

June 18th, 2020
'Illegal gambling is already taking place in BVI' - Premier Fahie

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Amidst criticism from religious groups and Opposition Members, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says "beyond the shadow of a doubt," there is a need to move forward with gambling legislation, and introduce regulated gambling in the Territory.

June 16th, 2020
Premier touts more jobs, revenues with regulated gambling

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has promised more jobs as well as more revenues under a new Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Act, 2020, currently being debated in the House of Assembly (HoA).

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