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May 12th, 2024
Gov Pruce dodged questions on ‘power grab’ by his predecessor Rankin!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Current United Kingdom-appointed Governor of the Virgin Islands Daniel Pruce invited the local media to his office, claiming it was in celebration of World Press Freedom Day held on Friday, May 3, 2024.

March 18th, 2024
Removal of Order in Council continues to be the cry of VI – Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said the Virgin Islands continues to advocate for the removal of the Order in Council which remains in place to suspend parts of the VI’s constitution should the government fail to bring about reform as recommended by a retired UK judge.

February 3rd, 2024
Fahie Trial: Court hears details of UK involvement months before arrests

MIAMI, Florida, USA – Despite denials by Ex-Governor John J. Rankin, CMG on whether he knew in advance of the United States (US) sting operation that led to the arrest of ex-Premier Andrew A. Fahie, US Court heard on February 1, 2024 of UK involvement in the operation from almost the beginning.

February 1st, 2024
Past Governors have been ‘playing chess’ with issues in VI – 'Heritage'

PALESTINA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Popular Morning radio host Floyd Burnett aka 'Heritage' of ‘Da Morning Braff’ radio show on Tola Radio 100.5 FM, has accused past governors in the Virgin Islands (VI) of playing chess with issues in the territory.

January 19th, 2024
UN expresses concern @ possibility of colonial style UK direct rule in VI

NEW YORK, NY, USA – With the Order in Council on hold to suspend the [British] Virgin Islands Constitution still active, the United Nations (UN) has expressed deep concern about the continuing possibility of United Kingdom's direct rule over the [British] Virgin Islands in its Resolution on the Question of the British Virgin Islands adopted at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

January 18th, 2024
Did Premier & Opposition Leader boycott Governor Rankin's farewell ceremony?

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Road Town, VI- Not one of the 14 elected members of the House of Assembly (HoA), including the Speaker of the HoA Honourable Corine N. George-Massicote, turned up this morning Thursday, January 18, 2024, for the farewell ceremony for the controversial UK-appointed Governor of the Virgin Islands, John J. Rankin, CMG.

January 17th, 2024
Is Gov Rankin a liar? Double standards & hypocrisy over CoP investigation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was about a year ago that Police Commissioner Mark Collins wrote to his friend Governor John J. Rankin asking him to send Commissioner of Customs Wade N. Smith on leave while he was being investigated.

January 17th, 2024
CoP for Cayman Islands reviewing complaints against Mark Collins- Governor Rankin

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- Outgoing Governor of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) John J. Rankin, CMG has disclosed that the Police Commissioner of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, Kurt Walton, is the individual asked to review the myriad of complaints against the Police Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Mark Collins.

January 11th, 2024
'Great discontent' in RVIPF over CoP on job while under 'review'– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), while disclosing that he was kept in the dark on the investigations against Commissioner of Police (CoP) Mark Collins over a petition signed against him, said some officers in the force are now discontented that Mr Collins is still on the job while these investigations are ongoing.

January 11th, 2024
Hon Fraser calls for referendum over Governor's request for additional powers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior legislator and Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has called for a referendum in the VI, regarding the Governor's request for additional powers.

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