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January 1st, 2023
‘God will deliver us from an Order in Council’- Hon Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Territorial At Large Representative and Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone is anticipating 2023 to be “a year of reckoning, reforming and resetting.”

May 29th, 2022
Document on Self-Governance Assessment of VI to be made public- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A document on Self-Governance Assessment of the Virgin Islands, done by an International Advisor on Governance and United Nations expert, will be released to the public, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has stated.

January 19th, 2022
Throne Speech: Long overdue Constitutional Review ‘moving forward this year’

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Buried beneath a mountain of legislative plans for 2022, as revealed in the Speech from the Throne, the Virgin Islands' status on its long-overdue Constitution Review process was mentioned just once.

January 4th, 2022
Lisa Penn-Lettsome tipped to Chair Constitutional Reform Committee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Now long overdue, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has set up the Territory’s Constitutional Reform Committee to look at changes needed to the Virgin Islands’ Constitution of 2007.

September 2nd, 2021
UN reaffirms VI constitutional position & right to self-governance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has welcomed the conclusions and recommendations of the United Nations (UN) Committee of 24’s (C-24) regional seminar on decolonisation held in Saint John Parish, Dominica from August 25-27, 2021.

March 15th, 2021
2 UK solicitors appointed to CoI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a press statement that was not shared with Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) in the Virgin Islands has stated that two solicitors have been appointed to the Inquiry.

March 2nd, 2021
$300K approved for Constitutional Review Commission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Cabinet has approved some $300,000 max budget for the Virgin Islands' Constitutional Review Commission, according to the Cabinet decisions of February 17, 2021, published in the Official Gazette.

January 5th, 2021
Local Gov't should have oversight of Disaster Management- Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – In a lengthy presentation to kick off the 2021 legislative year, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has focused on the need for the Virgin Islands to continue on the path to self-determination and for local government to have oversight of disaster management under the proposed Disaster Management Act, 2019, rather than the Governor.

November 18th, 2020
Hasten your footsteps on reparations, constitutional review – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands government has been called on to act swiftly to review the territory’s Constitution and move forward on the issue of reparations from the United Kingdom (UK).

August 5th, 2020
Current VI constitution is 'disrespectful to the Premier' - Hon Vanterpool

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool has called the current VI Constitution Order 2007 as disrespectful to the highest democratically elected office, that of the Premier, over its stipulation to have a UK appointed Governor to chair the Cabinet.

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