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July 4th, 2022
Governor lied? BVITB never consulted on ‘Police in Paradise’ video – Clive McCoy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) Director Mr Clive McCoy has discredited the statement by Governor John J. Rankin, CMG that the tourist board was consulted on the controversial ‘Police in Paradise’ video.

July 2nd, 2022
Bernadine A. Louis was Governor’s final nominee with wholehearted support!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our news centre from senior sources within the coalition Government of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is that indigenous Virgin Islander, Ms Bernadine A. Louis was the final of Governor John J. Rankin’s three nominees to the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC).

June 22nd, 2022
Crown Estate appoints ex-VI Governor Jaspert as MD of Marine portfolio

LONDON, UK - The Crown Estate has announced that Ex-Governor of the Virgin Islands, Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert, CMG will be taking up the post of Managing Director of the Crown’s Marine portfolio effective October 2022.

June 8th, 2022
Order in Council to suspend HoA & Cabinet ‘on reserve’- VI Governor warns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– With an estimated 2 years to implement the 48 sweeping recommendations as laid out in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report of Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG detailed that the Virgin Islands Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), along with future governments, must meet strict delivery milestones to avoid serious repercussions.

June 7th, 2022
Governor distances self from inefficiencies of Public Service under his watch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) H.E. John J. Rankin, CMG has said change in the VI public service is inevitable coming out of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report, as he distanced himself from the inefficiencies of the sector.

June 1st, 2022
‘UK knew exactly what was going to happen to Andrew’- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline says the arrest of ex-Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in the USA may have been part of a grand plan by the United Kingdom (UK).

May 27th, 2022
VI taxpayers to foot Governor's $44K CoI legal bill

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– Local taxpayers will have to foot a huge legal bill incurred by current United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, when he appeared before the Commission of Inquiry on November 24, 2021.

May 2nd, 2022
“I am here to listen & to understand’ - UK Minister Amanda A. Milling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – UK Minister for the Overseas Territory, the Rt. Hon Amanda A. Milling in now in the Virgin Islands (VI) for high-level discussions following the early publication of the Commission of Inquiry Report, its sweeping recommendations, and the way forward.

April 23rd, 2022
Rosan-Jones blasts Governor, UK over unreleased VI CoI Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Controversial and outspoken talk show host, Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones has blasted the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, and the UK Government over the unpublished CoI report now in the hands of the Governor.

December 22nd, 2021
Gov’t receives keys to newly revamped Theodolph Faulkner Admin Building

SETTLEMENT, Anegada - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has officially received the keys to the newly rehabilitated Theodolph Faulkner Administration Building on Anegada following an official handover ceremony on December 17, 2021.

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