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March 22nd, 2023
HM Customs investigation: Police make another arrest without charges laid

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – As the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) continues its investigations into HM Customs on the direction of the United Kingdom (UK) retired judge Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom, another person has been arrested but again had to be released with charges.

February 16th, 2023
Governor Rankin already being asked when he will leave the Virgin Islands!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- He still has close to a year on his initial appointment as Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI); however, the question is already being asked of Mr John J. Rankin, CMG as to when he will be leaving the Virgin Islands and whether he may be seeking an extension as Governor.

February 15th, 2023
Witch-Hunt & harassment continues! UK Police arrested & released Wade N. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The alleged witch-hunt and harassment of locals by the United Kingdom (UK) police officers continue under the pretext of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI). Many residents have lambasted the one-man commission's report as biased and its credibility is under attack, since all of the areas that have issues under the Governor’s portfolio (civil service, courts, police force) have not been touched in the report.

January 18th, 2023
Crime up for sexual offenses, domestic violence & drug seizure- CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands (VI) under the United Kingdom Commissioner of Police Mark Collins has faced an increase in crime in some areas.

November 15th, 2022
‘I am vindicated over legal fees; Chickens coming home to roost’- Willock

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Former Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Mr Julian Willock has said he is now vindicated and that the public will agree whatever legal fees were spent in court matters involving him as Speaker was in the interest of the people.

October 28th, 2022
Hon Rymer wants to know if PSC had a say before public officers charged

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) is concerned that public officers recently charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) may not have been given treated fairly as public officers.

October 11th, 2022
‘Rogue public officer’ Najan Christopher charged by police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Director of the International Affairs Secretariat Najan Christopher, who was described by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as ‘a rogue public officer’ has been charged by police for Breach of Trust and False Assumption of Authority.

April 12th, 2022
Governor Rankin rejects Cabinet's request for copy of CoI Report!

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our news centre is that the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has refused a request by the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands to be given a copy of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report.

June 25th, 2017
VI under fire from international media over no ‘Tax Haven’ label

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on June 21, 2017 in front of the local press that the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) though its statutory body, BVI Finance, the body which is a joint public-private partnership to promote the VI's offshore financial sector and structures, released a glowing report about the British Overseas Territory’s role in the global economy.

August 26th, 2013
6 years later Patrick O. Harrigan still acting in his post!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is no secret that morale and productivity in the civil service under both the United Kingdom appointed Governor, William B. McCleary and Deputy Governor, (DG) V. Inez Archibald is at an all time low.


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