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November 4th, 2023
Formal complaint lodged against Gov Rankin by UK Law Firm

CENTRAL LONDON, UK - Weeks after citizens have written to Governor John J. Ranking CMG and requested of him to investigate controversial Police Commissioner Mark Collins over an email he wrote reportedly requesting that evidence be destroyed; Mr. Ranking is facing his own request for an investigation over his alleged behavior as a public officer.

July 14th, 2023
Elected Officials lambast 'inaccurate' Audit Report on Covid Assistance Grants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Auditor General Sonia M. Webster is at it again with what has been described as another inaccurate Auditor General's Report, this time on the House of Assembly’s Covid-19 Assistance Grants given out by Members of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA).

March 7th, 2023
Auditor General hits back! Says ‘conclusions drawn are sound’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Amidst criticisms that her recent report on the contracts to EZ Shipping for marine platforms to provide border security during the COVID-19 pandemic is biased and ‘lacking balance’, Auditor General Sonia M. Webster has hit back.

February 22nd, 2023
'You do a whole audit on EZ Shipping & you don’t interview' them?- Premier on AG Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– A Report of the Auditor General, Ms Sonia M. Webster on the COVID-19 Border Security Contracts for Static Marine Platforms [COI R23], has been criticised for lacking proper research and interviews by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

May 11th, 2022
CoI recommends ‘full audit’ of Claude Skelton-Cline's Gov’t contracts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Virgin Islands (VI) Commission of Inquiry Report released in April 2022, has called for ‘Full Audit’ of the contracts of former government consultant Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

October 27th, 2021
Governor reportedly unlawfully pressured AG to audit COVID spending

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Details from the BVI Commission of Inquiry Day 51 on October 20, 2021, has revealed that the Auditor General (AG) Sonia M. Webster may have been pressured by the Governor to execute an audit of the Fahie Government’s COVID-19 spending and to prepare a report.

October 15th, 2021
Who leaked ‘incomplete’ AG report to influence election in 2019?

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has speculated that the incomplete and unpublished Auditor General’s Report on the Virgin Islands Neighbourhood Partnership Project (VINPP) that was leaked to a local online news entity days before the general election in 2019 was meant to do harm to the Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP) image.

October 8th, 2021
COVID-19 grants were provided in ‘good faith’ to meet real needs– Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has defended his government’s issuance of COVID-19 cash grants, despite criticisms from the Auditor General Sonia M. Webster.

September 30th, 2021
Walwyn denies knowing wall project scaled back to 'avoid procurement procedures'

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Former Legislator and Education Minister under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, Myron V. Walwyn said he continues to struggle to understand how work on an initially estimated $150,000 for 180ft of wall at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) was scaled back to fall below $100,000, yet the work was still able to be completed at the previous scale for less cash.

September 28th, 2021
CoI: Walwyn grilled on controversial ESHS wall project

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - Former embattled Minister of Education, Myron V. Walwyn has denied knowledge of some alleged financially irregular sub-projects that fell under the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Wall project led at a cost of $1.6M in 2015. Auditor General Ms Sonia M. Webster in a 2018 report had flagged several irregularities with the project.

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