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January 9th, 2024
Premier believes Gov’s ‘power grab’ was to coincide with Fahie’s trial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) believes the governor’s request for more powers to implement Commission of Inquiry (CoI) reforms in the territory was meant to surprise the people and to coincide with the trial of former premier Andrew A. Fahie.

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.

February 21st, 2023
UK Gov’t insisted VI agree to no early elections– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said he remains disappointed by Governor John J. Rankin’s ‘untrue statement’ about there being an option to go to the polls following the release of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report last year.

November 24th, 2022
NDP says it stands by Walwyn amidst recent charge & arrest

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the National Democratic Party (NDP) has decided to stand by its former Chairman Myron V. Walwyn, amidst a recent charge and arrest connected to the Virgin Islands (VI) CoI reports.

October 5th, 2022
Governor 'disappointed' with progress of some CoI reforms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has raised concerns over slow progress in some areas of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) reforms in the Virgin Islands (VI) under the “Framework for Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry Report and Other Reforms” (“the Framework document”), being led by the Government of National Unity.

August 31st, 2022
Hadassah M. Ward appointed Director of CoI Implementation Unit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Unity Government of the Virgin Islands, which has accepted all of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry Report (CoI) to try to stave off direct rule by the United Kingdom (UK), has established a unit to support the delivery of the CoI Report recommendations and ongoing government reform.

August 29th, 2022
‘I am going to push until we get’ that C. Geoffrey Cox report– Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has vowed to push the Government of National Unity led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) for the response to the United Kingdom (UK) sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) by Withers Law.

July 21st, 2022
Withers Law Firm told to ‘hold’ on response to VI CoI report - Premier Wheatley

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says his Unity Government has decided to not let Withers; the Law Firm contracted by the Government of the Virgin Islands to represent Cabinet members during the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) hearings, create a written response to the CoI Report, citing its potential $1M cost.

July 19th, 2022
HoA to meet today, July 19, 2022; Debate on controversial CoI Report

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The Fifth Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) is to convene today Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 10:00 am at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola.

June 10th, 2022
'Reserved' Order to suspend VI Constitution laid before UK parliament

WESTMINSTER, London, UK - An instrument entitled ‘The Virgin Islands Constitution (Interim Amendment) Order 2022' was laid before the United Kingdom (UK) parliament yesterday, June 9, 2022, to effectively reserve the right for the Virgin Islands Governor John J. Rankin, CMG to partially suspend the local constitution should the need arise.

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