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April 15th, 2024
HoA passes Register of Interests’ bill with amendments

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a marathon session in a Committee of the whole House, the Virgin Islands Legislature- called the House of Assembly (HoA)- voted last week to approve the controversial Register of Interests Bill.

October 2nd, 2023
People sleeping in derelict vehicles ‘is the reality of the BVI’- Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a ‘doom and gloom’ speech in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) on September 19, 2023, Opposition Member Hon Myron V. Walwyn (R6) painted the [British] Virgin Islands as a place reeking of homeless and people sleeping in derelict vehicles.

March 8th, 2023
16 bills to receive amendments in final HoA Sitting before General Election

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Legislators will meet in the House of Assembly (HoA) for the final time this Thursday, March 9, 2023, before the House is dissolved on March 12, 2023, to pave the way for General Election.

February 10th, 2023
Public did not request or were privy to some amendments to Police Bill- Premier

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- “Madam Speaker, I want to make it clear that there is no intention by any member of the House of Assembly to pass this Bill in its current form. We recognize a number of areas that are clearly problematic,” declared Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley regarding the controversial Police Act 2023 in the House of Assembly (HoA) today, February 10, 2023.

August 11th, 2022
Gov Rankin concerned about recent amendments to Register of Interests Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has expressed concern that the recently amended Register of Interests Act may significantly restrict public access to the Register.

July 7th, 2022
Consultation on amendments to AML/CFT Legislation

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI– The BVI Financial Services Commission (“the Commission”) welcomes the public’s feedback, opinions and comments on the proposed amendments to Anti-Money Laundering Regulations and Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Code of Practice.

April 1st, 2022
TRC To Hold Public Hearing on Adoption of Amendments to Unitary Licences

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On 11 April 2022, a public hearing will be held by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) of the Virgin Islands (Commission) in relation to the proposed adoption of amendments to Unitary Licences as contained in the Notice to Adopt a Directive on the Amendment of Unitary Licences issued by the Commission on December 30, 2021.

June 8th, 2020
VI 'Consumer Protection Act, 2020' passes in HoA

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The long-awaited Virgin Islands 'Consumer Protection Act, 2020' was passed tonight, June 8, 2020, with amendments in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) held at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola.

June 4th, 2019
Opposition AWOL as Immigration & Passport (Amendment) Act, 2019 passed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After receiving debates from only two Members of the House of Assembly, the Immigration & Passport (Amendment) Act, 2019, which received much opposition in the public domain, mostly from locals, was passed via vote during the Fourth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) yesterday, June 3, 2019.

May 17th, 2019
2nd & 3rd readings of Immigration & Passport (Amendment) Act ‘deleted’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Second and Third Readings for the Bill entitled Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act has been pulled from the Order Paper at the Third Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands today, May 17, 2019.

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