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January 18th, 2023
Recreational marijuana now legal in USVI


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, signed into law the Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act (Act 8680), which allows for the legal use by adults of marijuana for recreational, medicinal and other purposes. It also allowed for the legal distribution of the drug in the US Virgin Islands (USVI).

December 29th, 2022
We need a Police Chief that has a hatred for evil & crime

Hugh B. Thomas

As I sit here and meditate, it is so disturbing how far these islands have fallen. When I sit back and look over the condition of the islands, a place that is supposed to be a fortress and a tourist’s dream, all I see is garbage and trash. I see a people living in an elevated level of stress. Our seniors are not in a place where they can live a comfortable life and there are no programmes to help our poor and ill.

September 2nd, 2022
‘Believe it or not, I intended to become an Anglican Priest’– Lewis S. Hunte QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The former Attorney General (AG) of the Virgin Islands, serving from 1982 to 1986, Mr Lewis S. Hunte QC said he almost did not enter the legal field, as he was looking at a career in the clergy as an Anglican priest.

September 1st, 2022
Lewis S. Hunte QC makes cover of King’s Counsel Magazine

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sri Lanka-based publication, The Kings Counsel Magazine has featured Lewis S. Hunte QC, who resides in the Virgin Islands, as its cover story for the August 2022, special edition of the magazine.

July 25th, 2022
Existing law & Cabinet policy on Residency for Belongership ‘not fit for purpose’- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the topic of Immigration and Reform is one of the most sensitive issues that the Virgin Islands must address, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said a dialogue must begin in earnest on what is in the best interest of the Virgin Islands, beginning with the granting of Residency status for the purpose of Belongership.

June 28th, 2022
Bill honouring Miya Marcano signed into law in Florida

ORLANDO, Florida, USA- Florida Governor Ron D. DeSantis signed a bill into law on Monday, June 27, 2022, aimed at increasing physical safety for renters that was named after 19-year-old Miya Marcano was believed to have been killed by a maintenance worker at her apartment complex.

March 6th, 2022
Local A. Hermia Tench-Donovan becomes first female Maritime Barrister in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islander Mrs Allison Hermia Tench- Donovan, at attorney at O'Neal Webster, was called to practice as a Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) in the Virgin Islands on March 1, 2022, becoming one of the newest members of the local bar and the first female Barrister focusing on Maritime Law.

January 25th, 2022
Florida senate committee moves to advance ‘Miya Law’ for tenant safety

ORANGE COUNTY, Florida, USA – Florida State Senate’s Community Affairs Committee today, January 25, 2022, moved to introduce and vote on ‘Miya Law’ (SB 898 - Tenant Safety) to bring tenant safety into the forefront, following the murder of Miya Marcano, a young lady with strong connections to the Virgin Islands (VI).

August 14th, 2021
Social prosperity & the rule of law

Dickson C. Igwe

Now make no mistake. The vast majority of residents breathe easy these days with the investigations driven by the Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry. There is a feeling of, ‘’this time things are different.’’

March 27th, 2021
VG scholar Allydah V. George called to Bar of England & Wales

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Virgin Islander out of the sister island of Virgin Gorda, Mrs Allydah V. George was yesterday, March 25, 2021, called to the Bar of England and Wales.


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