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April 9th, 2021
‘Majority’ of BVIPA’s fee hike postponed until 2022- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has disclosed that the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) did not follow the recommendations of Cabinet, such as having public consultations, before implementing a new fee structure and said a majority of the new fees will be postponed until next year.

June 19th, 2020
Marijuana legislation to be introduced @ 10th Sitting of HoA

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- As the Government of the Virgin Islands seeks to bring about new revenue streams to the Territory, especially since the mother country, the United Kingdom, has bluntly refused to meaningfully assist the economy financially after the destructive hurricanes of 2017 and now the global coronavirus pandemic, another important but controversial legislation will be introduced in the House of Assembly (HoA).

June 18th, 2020
Historic 'gambling legislation' passed in HoA

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- In a historic move for the Virgin Islands, legislation has been passed in the House of Assembly (HoA) to allow regulated gambling in the Territory, effectively paving the way for Parimutuel Wagering, lotteries, and casinos to be established.

January 23rd, 2018
Cruise ship passengers asking for marijuana- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “There is a social aspect of the marijuana. When people get off the ship they are asking for marijuana. They want to smoke. Marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. As a matter of fact, alcohol is much more dangerous than smoking a joint,” declared outspoken former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Board and lead pastor of the New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) in Duff’s Bottom, Bishop John I. Cline.

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