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July 4th, 2022
Lorna G. Smith slams Governor's selection for Constitutional Review Commission

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- A former First Lady of the Virgin Islands, Mrs Lorna G. Smith, OBE, has dammed the pick of at least one individual chosen by His Excellency Governor John J Rankin, CMG to represent the Virgin Islands on the Constitutional Review Commission.

July 2nd, 2022
Police in Paradise team had ‘some consultations’ with Tourist Board– Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reiterating that the contents and packaging of the now controversial ‘Police in Paradise’ leaked video was inappropriate and should not have entered the public domain, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has disclosed that the video producers had some consultations with the BVI Tourism Board according to his knowledge.

June 19th, 2022
Preparations underway for active Hurricane Season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Government agencies and key partners are working together to make sure the [British] Virgin Islands is prepared following the prediction of an active hurricane season by experts.

June 13th, 2022
Much speculation on identity of ‘Government Official 1’ - Gov Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor John J. Rankin, CMG says there is much speculation on the identity of an allegedly corrupt official named as ‘Government Official 1’ who was referenced in the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation that led to the arrest of Ex-Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in Miami, Florida on April 28, 2022.

June 11th, 2022
Judge only trials coming; Constitutional Review Committee tossed out in VI!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While many in the Coalition Government of Premier Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) will not admit that the Virgin Islands (VI) is under direct rule with the appointed Governor John J. Rankin as the ‘strong man’, more and more evidence has emerged.

June 10th, 2022
UK Foreign Secretary can instruct Governor to suspend VI HoA & Cabinet

LONDON, UK– United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary Elizabeth M. Truss of the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) could at any time instruct the Governor, H.E. John J. Rankin CMG, to suspend the House of Assembly (HoA) and Cabinet, and by extension, the Constitution, should the Unity Government fail to meet deadlines and reform the territory as laid out in their proposal for the implementation of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendations.

June 9th, 2022
Final Report on CoI negotiations out! Governor in charge of territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) trying to put the best spin ever on the framework for implementation on the recommendations coming out of the one-man Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report, what remains clear is the Governor will run the Virgin Islands for two years, even without the suspension of the local constitution.

June 9th, 2022
‘I don’t want to see conflict’ between VI & UK- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said with reform of the Territory now the top priority, his Unity Government wants no conflict with the Governor and the United Kingdom (UK).

June 8th, 2022
Order in Council to suspend HoA & Cabinet ‘on reserve’- VI Governor warns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– With an estimated 2 years to implement the 48 sweeping recommendations as laid out in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report of Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG detailed that the Virgin Islands Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), along with future governments, must meet strict delivery milestones to avoid serious repercussions.

June 8th, 2022
No direct rule once VI implements CoI recommendations- Gov Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Amid push back by Virgin Islanders, as well as foreign leaders and entities, to the draconian and undemocratic recommendation of direct rule by the United Kingdom (UK), the UK has decided to hold off on direct rule for now, but firmly reminded that it will be implemented if the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) are not implemented without justifiable reasons.


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