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February 29th, 2024
New Belonger Status & Perm. Residence Policy approved by Cabinet

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The new immigration policy proposing the length of time a person must be residing in the territory to become eligible for residency and belongership status has been approved by Cabinet and is expected to be swiftly brought to the House of Assembly (HoA).

February 7th, 2024
‘I feel screwed by England’- J’can challenging UK over Windrush Scandal compensation

CLARENDON, Jamaica - A Jamaican man who is a member of the Windrush generation and was wrongly denied re-entry to the United Kingdom (UK) and sent back to Jamaica has been granted a judicial review of his case.

September 26th, 2023
Losing a country & turning bread into stone

Alred C. Frett

The Promises & Projections of Politics:

Thanks for your comments about the Broadcasts and Articles... It is good to know that you read and listen, even if you disagree... The subjects are always open for debate, and it’s always good to spread the Word and hear the opinions of others... For Centuries, those in Power replaced Truth with Lies and we suffered for it... Perhaps Today will be a brand-new beginning, and a time to finally release our Chains.

August 14th, 2023
The parables of Governors, Civil Servants & Representatives

Alred C. Frett

We should beware of a Youthful Immaturity that is unconcerned about long-term Acts & Consequences, but quick to feed the Heat of the Moment… Instead of learning from Yesterday, how to make plans of Today, in preparation for Tomorrow, they are quick to join the Herd and squander their Today and then claim someone else’s Tomorrow… They’ll take Water and Electricity for granted until all is gone.

April 18th, 2023
To politicise ‘Fast Track’ immigration matter was very distasteful - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ninth District Representative and Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Candidate Hon Vincent O. Wheatley has criticised those whom he referred to as, blowing the Fast Track immigration matter out of proportion, calling it a simple matter that just needed validation in the House of Assembly.

April 17th, 2023
Deputy Premier slams ‘Fast Track’ rumors on ‘significant others’ of legislators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a historic move, legislators on the Virgins Islands House of Assembly (HoA) returned to the House after it was dissolved on March 10, 2023, for the reading of the Immigration & Passport Validation Bill 2023 and Immigration & Passport Amendments Bill 2023.

April 4th, 2023
It took us nearly 1 month to identify 'someone shot & killed in our street'- Lesmore Smith

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI- The security system of the Virgin Islands came in for criticism from Independent At Large candidate Mr Lesmore Smith, as he lashed out at the system’s failure to quickly identify the body of a man fatally shot in the heart of Road Town on February 12, 2023.

February 14th, 2023
Premier Wheatley to attend CARICOM Heads of Gov’t Meeting in The Bahamas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) will be joining other Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the 44th Regular Meeting this week.

January 30th, 2023
Chief Immigration Officer blasts BVI News for false, unverified reporting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Local online news tabloid BVI News has found itself in yet another false reporting scandal. This time it is over a report alleging that detainees under the purview of the Immigration Department had overpowered security at Hotel Castle Maria early last week.

August 17th, 2022
GIS & Immigration personnel clash over parking space in RT

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A clash over parking space in the parking lot across from Labour and Immigration Departments resulted in police being called in on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

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