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January 4th, 2024
VI’s May 2024 CoI implementation deadline not feasible– PS Stoutt-Igwe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office Mrs Carolyn E. Stoutt-Igwe says after reviewing several tasks to be completed for the full implementation of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendations in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI), the revised May 2024 deadline for implementation is not feasible.

October 15th, 2023
'Go back to 1950s; When our people in power the country blooms’- Hon Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) has given the people of the Territory a history lesson in ‘with our own people we can make progress.’

September 20th, 2023
'Nobody wants to go to Social Development' for assistance– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI– Ninth District Representative and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), says being back in the Ministry and Government in a post-Commission of Inquiry (CoI) era is now much different.

December 27th, 2022
Cabinet approves Antoinette Skelton as reviewer of CoI Recommendation B24

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) has approved the appointment of former Director of Social Security Board (SSB) Ms Antoinette Skelton as the reviewer for Recommendation B24 of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report Recommendations.

May 13th, 2022
Walwyn ‘personally chose’ 70 contractors for ESHS Wall Project- CoI report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Calling the way in which the 2016 Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Wall Project was contracted and implemented as ‘on any view, extraordinary', CoI Commissioner Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom in his final report has concluded that serious dishonesty in relation to elected public officials may have taken place in reference to former Education Minister, Myron V. Walwyn.

May 11th, 2022
Hickinbottom ‘out of step with reality’ to suggest UK direct rule in VI- David Comissiong

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Barbados Ambassador to Caricom, David Comissiong has questioned why Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Commissioner Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom would even make a recommendation for United Kingdom (UK) direct rule in his CoI report and has commented that Mr Hickinbottom is ‘out of step with current realities.

April 5th, 2022
Governor tasked to publish CoI report as ‘as soon as he is able’– CoI Team

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor of the Virgin Islands, H.E. John J. Rankin, CMG has been encouraged to publish the final report of the United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) ‘as soon as he is able to’, according to new information coming out of the CoI team through Secretary to the Commission Steven Chandler.

April 5th, 2022
Final CoI Report handed over to Governor Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The final report of the controversial Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into governance in the Virgin Islands has been handed over to the United Kingdom-appointed Governor John J. Rankin, CMG by lone commissioner and UK national Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom.

February 11th, 2022
Senior Anegada resident blasts CoI as hypocritical

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI– 93-year-old Anegada resident, Darvin G. Potter has lambasted the United Kingdom (UK) sponsored Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry (CoI) as an exercise of the "the pot calling the kettle bottom black while both are cooking on open wood fires.”

February 11th, 2022
'Substantial' CoI caused work deferrals @ AG Chambers - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite the Attorney General’s Chambers achieving a significant amount of its 2021 work plan, Attorney General, Hon Dawn J. Smith has revealed that demands of the United Kingdom (UK)-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) had resulted in some deferral of work.

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