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January 9th, 2024
Governor could force same-sex marriage on VI with additional powers- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Governor being given additional powers could result in some of the [British] Virgin Islands’ worst fears: legalising same-sex marriage and passing the controversial Police Act.

October 17th, 2023
‘We need the Police Act to come back to’ HoA ‘for passage’- Gov Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite widespread public criticisms the proposed amendments to the Police Act 2023 will take away from the rights of the people as well as possibly empower the police to abuse citizens, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG continues to defend the proposed amendments and has once again called for the bill to return to the House of Assembly (HoA) for passage.

May 4th, 2023
More conversations to come on Police Act, crime fighting in VI– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has promised to bring more conversations on the Bill titled 'Police Act 2023' and on crime in the Virgin Islands, as part of seeking ways to help local law enforcement target crime in the Virgin Islands.

February 20th, 2023
Premier blasts Governor for misleading public on tardiness of Police Bill

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) spared little words in letting the public know that Governor John J. Rankin, CMG was being bluntly untruthful when he laid the blame on the Unity Government and the House of Assembly for the controversial Bill entitled Police Act 2023 only now reaching the HoA.

February 18th, 2023
‘I want to find the person who drafted the Police Bill!’- Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Senior Legislator in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) says although he is a legislator and should be making laws, with regards to the controversial Police Bill 2023, he is looking for the person who drafted the bill.

September 30th, 2021
Drunk drivers 'mostly violent & don't cooperate'- Sgt Leslie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Lawmakers will soon update legislation to include the use of breathalysers by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in the execution of their duties.

May 3rd, 2021
Premier schedules public consultations for Whistleblowers Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public consultation for three accountability and good governance legislation- the Whistleblowers Act 2021, the Integrity in Public Life Act, 2021, and the Police Act 2019- will kick off today, Monday, May 3, 2021.

March 19th, 2021
New Police Act will give RVIPF ‘teeth’ in DNA, detainments – CoP Matthews

WICKHAM'S CAY 1, Tortola, VI- Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews is pleased that the proposed modernisation of the Police Act, which has already received its First Reading in the House of Assembly (HoA), will give the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) ‘teeth’ in crucial areas, such as in the collection of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).

November 2nd, 2020
Controversial ‘Police Act 2019’ & ‘Disaster Management Act 2019’ returning to HoA

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Two controversial pieces of legislation will get its re-introduction at the First Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola, on November 5, 2020.

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