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November 3rd, 2023
‘Concerned Citizen’ asks Governor to investigate CoP Collins

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A ‘concerned citizen’ of the [British] Virgin Islands has written to Governor John J. Rankin, CMG requesting an investigation into Police Commissioner Mark Collins, in relation to a leaked email in which Mr Collins requested a Deputy Commissioner of Police to conceal and destroy evidence.

November 2nd, 2023
Another court win for Wade N. Smith against Governor, HR Dep't & PSC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was on Thursday, August 18, 2022, that Comptroller of Customs Mr. Wade N. Smith was sent on administrative leave without reason in a process that reportedly did not follow the laws and regulations of the Virgin Islands.

October 25th, 2023
Governor’s Office & Office of Gender Affairs mark International Day of the Girl

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Earlier this month the Governor’s Office in collaboration with the Office of Gender Affairs observed International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2023. The aim of this year’s campaign was to highlight inspirational girls who are helping to drive change locally.

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.

October 4th, 2023
Governor issues ‘all-clear’ for territory following TS Philippe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At 1:00 PM, on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG issues an all-clear for the [British] Virgin Islands, following the passing of Tropical Storm Philippe.

October 3rd, 2023
Fmr VI Governor Peter A. Penfold, CMG, OBE has passed

LONDON, United Kingdom- Former Governor of the [British] Virgin Islands, Peter Alfred Penfold, CMG, OBE has died.

September 29th, 2023
Governor threatens ‘additional action’ if no significant progress in CoI reforms by Dec 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Unelected Governor of the Virgin Islands John J. Rankin, CMG has threatened additional action, should the Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley government not progress with the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommended reforms by December 2023.

September 24th, 2023
‘We must urgently increase security’ @ airport in Anegada- Gov Rankin

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has called for an urgent increase of security at the Auguste George Airport on Anegada.

July 26th, 2023
'I would welcome more help' from UK to fight crime- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), while acknowledging that the United Kingdom (UK) has assisted the territory with tackling crime, especially organised crime and those relating to the drugs trade, has said more help would be appreciated.

July 22nd, 2023
Gov Rankin to miss most of Emancipation Festival; Archer Jr. now acting Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Governor, Mr. David D. Archer Jr. is acting in the Office of Governor from July 21 to August 5, 2023, in the absence of His Excellency the Governor, Mr. John J. Rankin, CMG who is out of the Territory.

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