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November 15th, 2022
CRC chair urges VI to take ownership of constitutional review exercise

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chairperson of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) Mrs Lisa Penn-Lettsome said the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) are not fully participating in the constitutional review consultations, even after the commission has worked on building awareness and ensuring people know what the process is about.

November 14th, 2022
Treat constitutional review as if it's 'the last one'- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Veteran legislator and Opposition Leader in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has called on the commissioners of the Constitutional Review Commission to treat the process as if it would be the last for the VI.

November 12th, 2022
Premier urges Virgins Islanders to engage Constitutional Review Commission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has urged all persons in the VI to ensure that they are included in the conversation and ensure that their views are heard as Constitutional Review gets under way in the VI.

November 9th, 2022
1 year not enough time for constitutional review consultations– Hon Malone

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI– Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has raised concerns over the reported short consultation period for the constitutional review in the Virgin Islands.

November 1st, 2022
Constitutional Review Commission launching public consultation from Nov 1, 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Constitutional Review Commission in the Virgin Islands (VI) will be launching public consultations from today, November 1, 2022, following expressions of interest in meeting with the Commission.

September 27th, 2022
HoA rejecting Hon Malone's motion was a 'democratic process'– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has assured that if the people of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) want reforms as recently proposed by Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL), they can be included in the Terms of Reference of the Constitutional Review Commission.

September 22nd, 2022
HoA rejects Motion for amendments to ToR of Constitutional Review Commission

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Unity Government has shut down a motion brought to the House of Assembly (HoA) by Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL) for amendments to the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Constitutional Review Commission. The proposed amendments, according to Hon Malone, would have been taken to the public for consultations.

September 1st, 2022
‘HoA not a rubber stamp’– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has denied ‘siding’ with the Governor on policies and reminded that the House of Assembly (HoA) is still a route for legislators to disagree on issues on behalf of the people of the VI.

February 9th, 2021
‘Sometimes laws don't mean they are morally right’- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While delivering his keynote speech at the 13th Annual African Remembrance Wreath-laying Ceremony held Sunday, February 7, 2021, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) reminded the people of the Virgin Islands of the oppressive nature of some laws, including those that supported slavery.

January 7th, 2021
Thoughts on VI Constitution Review & Amendment

Edgar Leonard

The Virgin Islands (VI) (British) latest constitution came online in 2007 and much has changed in 13 years so a constitutional review and amendment is needed to address new and emerging challenges.

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