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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.

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 8th, 2022
Calls for early elections must be 'immediately considered'- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As more and more persons continue to call for early elections to give the people an opportunity to decide who must lead the territory in this critical juncture of its existence, where the implementation of the recommendations as stated in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report and reform are on the table, At Large Representative Hon Carvin Malone has boldly stated that the voice of the people must be immediately considered.

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).

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