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January 16th, 2024
OECS condemns ‘strongly’ Governor’s efforts to undermine legitimate VI Gov’t

CASTRIES, St Lucia- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has said Heads of Government of the OECS has “noted with alarming concern”, the evolving situation in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI), regarding the request by the Governor for additional powers which will allow him to bypass the Territorial Government, and implement unilaterally, the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) for governance reforms in the territory.

March 9th, 2023
Premier warns public against sharing unredacted info from leaked Audit Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has warned against the public sharing of “unredacted” information contained in the Assistance Grants Audit Report, which was recently leaked allegedly by a Member of Cabinet.

December 12th, 2022
Gov Rankin assents to Register of Interests Act while making demands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United Kingdom appointed Governor John J. Rankin, CMG a few days ago assented to the Register of Interests (Amendment) Act, 2022. This was one of the many recommendations coming out of the controversial one-man Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report.

September 12th, 2022
Thomas’ family member allegedly threatened over Ellis Thomas Downs ban

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- President of the VI Horse Owners Association Mr Lesmore Smith has condemned an alleged threat made against a member of the Thomas’ family currently in negotiation with government over the use of land at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola.

August 9th, 2022
‘I condemn these acts of violence’- Premier on latest fatal shooting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that Jason Potter Jr aka ‘Thug’ who was fatally shot at Greenland basketball court on August 4, 2022, was his cousin, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley has appealed to the public to help police bring the perpetrator to justice.

May 4th, 2022
CARICOM Slams ‘Direct Rule’ CoI recommendations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CARICOM in a statement released today, May 4, 2022, said it takes note of the release on April 29, 2022, of the Report of the [British] Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry (COI) with its far-reaching recommendations.

May 2nd, 2022
OECS condemns a ‘UK takeover’ of VI

CASTRIES, St Lucia- As the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) begin to mobilise to demonstrate to the United Kingdom (UK) that they are not in favour of any direct rule as recommended in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has made it known that it stands with the people of the VI in rejecting direct rule by the UK.

February 14th, 2022
'The way to kill gossip is not to repeat it'- Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Former Deputy Premier and medical professional in the Virgin Islands, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering has stood behind radio host Claude O. Skelton-Cline in condemning a publication labelled as scandalous and malicious misinformation circulated about elected and local officials.

February 9th, 2022
Skelton-Cline condemns ‘scandalous’ publication on elected & local officials

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Honestly Speaker Radio Talk Show host, Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on persons in the Virgin Islands to condemn a publication, which he labeled as willful and scandalous misinformation circulated about elected and other local officials.

February 7th, 2022
Christian Council condemns recent fatal shootings

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Christian Council (BVICC) has condemned the recent fatal shootings in the Virgin Islands, including the murder of a young man in broad daylight in Cappoons Bay on January 30, 2022.

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