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March 22nd, 2024
Venezuela passes law to annex region of Guyana


GEORGETOWN, Guyana, South America- In a move that intensifies the longstanding territorial dispute between Guyana and Venezuela, Venezuelan lawmakers have thrown a fresh spark into the tinderbox by approving President Nicolas Maduro's ambitious plans to establish the state of Guayana Esequiba.

December 8th, 2023
'Safe Haven' legislation for unwanted babies passes committee stage


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- USVI Legislation to provide a “safe haven” for newborns who are unwanted by their parents is making its way through the legislative process, having passed through the Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.

August 11th, 2023
O’Neal Webster’s Corporate, Banking & Funds receives IFLR1000 recognition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – [British] Virgin Islands law firm, O’Neal Webster’s Corporate, Banking, and Funds, along with three of the firm’s partners, has been recognised by IFLR1000, which is a leading international legal market research product specialised in ranking financial and corporate law firms and lawyers.

July 29th, 2023
This Week We Feature Young Professional Ashellica A.L.S.S Fahie

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Being a legal mind doesn’t mean all books and no fun. When not practicing law, Young Professional and Entrepreneur Ashellica A.L.S.S Fahie channels her enthusiasm and zest for life and fun into building her business called “Buzinga! Fun”

May 16th, 2023
Hypocrisy? Medicinal cannabis legal in UK since 2018 in $1.2B industry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– While some British Overseas Territories (OTs) like the [British] Virgin Islands and Bermuda have been blocked by the United Kingdom (UK) from setting up their medical marijuana industry, medicinal marijuana has been legal in the UK since 2018.

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.

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