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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 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 6th, 2024
Premier plans to write OT Minister over Gov's request of ‘additional powers’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio. D. Wheatley (R7) has shared plans to write UK Minister for Overseas Territories (OT), Hon David H. Rutley for support ‘to stay true to democracy’ against the Governor's plan for additional powers the VI.

January 5th, 2024
Governor says ‘additional powers’ needed to implement CoI reforms in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outgoing Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), Mr John J. Rankin, CMG, like his predecessor Augustus J.U. Jaspert, will be leaving office with a parting gift for the VI, this time requesting "additional powers" to further force the [British] Virgin Islands to implement "recommendations" offered by a retired judge following a controversial Commission of Inquiry called during the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 23rd, 2023
Deputy Governor, David D. Archer Jr. now acting Gov until Dec 27, 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Governor, Mr. David D. Archer, Jr. is currently acting in the Office of Governor effective December 22 to December 27, 2023, in the absence of His Excellency the Governor, Mr. John J. Rankin, CMG, who is out of the territory.

July 14th, 2023
124 take oath to become British OT Citizens of VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Some One hundred and twenty-four persons (124) are now British Overseas Territories Citizens (BOTC) of the Virgin Islands (VI) having taken the Oath of Allegiance and Pledge of Loyalty.

July 1st, 2023
'I look forward to working with Mr Pruce’ in modern partnership – Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With news of a new Governor Mr Daniel Pruce set to take up office in the Virgin Islands (VI) effective January 2024, VI Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has already committed to working with Mr Purce to advance the VI/UK modern partnership.

June 30th, 2023
John J. Rankin Out! Daniel Pruce In! as Governor of VI

LONDON, UK- The Virgin Islands (VI) will get a new Governor effective January 2024. Mr Daniel Pruce has been appointed Governor of the VI, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development (FCDO) office detailed today, June 30, 2023.

March 11th, 2023
Sr Public Officer & family received assistance grants totalling $217k - Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), H.E. John J. Rankin has flagged as ‘deeply concerning’ a number of findings in the report on the audit of VI Assistance Grants, awarded for the periods 2019-2022 in the VI, while singling out one grant recipient without providing any reason as to why the individual received the grant.

March 4th, 2023
More witch-hunt? Police arrested for allegedly challenging wrongdoings @ RVIPF!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In what some describe as ongoing efforts by the Governor and Police Commissioner to eliminate anyone fighting for justice and speaking out against corruption in the local Police Force, an alleged local witch-hunt continues in the Virgin Islands.

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