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October 17th, 2023
‘We need the Police Act to come back to’ HoA ‘for passage’- Gov Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite widespread public criticisms the proposed amendments to the Police Act 2023 will take away from the rights of the people as well as possibly empower the police to abuse citizens, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG continues to defend the proposed amendments and has once again called for the bill to return to the House of Assembly (HoA) for passage.

June 7th, 2022
Elected officials to be stripped of power to help residents; Governor is King!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As more and more details emerge from the draft proposal now on the table by the coalition Government headed by Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), it is clear that it is facilitating the United Kingdom (UK) imposing direct rule without suspending the constitution.

July 29th, 2020
Reviewed constitution should address power of Governor to access public funds- Premier

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) wants the constitutional review to extend to the issue of the sitting Governor having the reserved power to access public funds.

October 16th, 2016
OTs to discuss scaling back powers of Governors- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The powers vested in the Governor here in the Virgin Islands (British) and other Overseas Territories (OTs) continue to be a sore issue and Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has said the matter is being discussed among OTs’ governments.

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