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February 15th, 2024
35 illegal immigrants caught on Cooper Island

COOPER ISLAND, VI- Some 35 illegal immigrants have been caught on Cooper Island, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has reported.

July 31st, 2023
Emancipation celebrations & fake representation

Alred C. Frett

Still awaiting the Promise of Freedom:

We have a conditional allergy to Truth, so it took me endless months of explaining that CoI is an unfinished Fiasco, and, it was only because we were broke, and the UK was broke, that we were having Fake Elections… Now that you finally heard these admissions from the Governor and Government, there should be no doubt that we exist under Fake Representation, and they are now squandering real Money and Time.

January 30th, 2023
Chief Immigration Officer blasts BVI News for false, unverified reporting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Local online news tabloid BVI News has found itself in yet another false reporting scandal. This time it is over a report alleging that detainees under the purview of the Immigration Department had overpowered security at Hotel Castle Maria early last week.

August 30th, 2022
Immigration detention centre to be built in VI- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With housing persons detained by Immigration Department at hotels proving to be unreliable, as persons have been frequently escaping, the Government of the Virgin Islands is seeking to build a detention centre.

August 24th, 2022
Automated Passport Control kiosks launched @ TB Lettsome Airport

BEEF ISLAND, VI- The Immigration Department of the Virgin Islands (VI) has launched Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks to expedite entry for returning VI citizens holding [British] Virgin Islands or United Kingdom (UK) passports to the Territory.

June 15th, 2022
I’ll go there!

Jacqueline Wheatley

As candidates are taking their places to contest for the next general elections, we don't know the answers to where we would be heading next. The recent news-making headlines of former Virgin Islands Premier Andrew A. Fahie and the ongoing saga of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) have left us to wonder.

May 20th, 2022
Haitian national escapes Immigration detention

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chief Immigration Officer, Mr Ian B. Penn is seeking the public’s assistance to locate Haitian national Ms Elena Milord who escaped detention between the late hours of Wednesday, May 18 and early Thursday, May 19, 2022.

January 5th, 2022
Three Gov’t offices move to remote operations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At least three Government offices have moved to provide remote operations in the first working week of 2022, according to a bulletin posted by the Government of the Virgin Islands.

December 29th, 2021
Immigration Dept seeking public's help locating 10 Haitians & 1 Venezuelan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Immigration is seeking the public's help in locating some 10 Haitians and 1 Venezuelan listed as persons of interest.

October 25th, 2021
4 Haitians escape Immigration detention; 3 recaptured

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Some four Haitians being held by Immigration authorities at a hotel in Road Town reportedly escaped custody yesterday, Sunday, October 24, 2021.

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