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May 8th, 2024
Draft Report on Minimum Wage submitted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade has received the draft report of the ad hoc Minimum Wage Advisory Committee.

April 28th, 2024
Cabinet accepts recommendations for 82 Certificates of Residence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Cabinet of the [British] Virgin Islands has accepted the recommendations of the Board of Immigration to grant Certificates of Residence to eighty - two (82) persons, but has not accepted the recommendations of the Board of Immigration to not grant Certificates of Residence to six (6) applicants.

February 9th, 2024
‘No election of the Attorney General’- Constitutional Report recommends

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many persons in the Virgin Islands have been requesting that the post of Attorney General who sits in both the Cabinet and the House of Assembly (HoA) face the public in an election, just like the other 13 elected members of HoA.

February 7th, 2024
Term Limits for Premier & Deputy & recall provision recommended in CRC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) Report, which is now a public document, is making the rounds on social media and in the news. Many of the recommendations, like those of the one-man Commission of Inquiry, seem to have their "eyes only on the political class."

February 6th, 2024
Constitutional Review Report recommends only At Large members be Premier & Deputy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the low turnout at the public meetings, many residents are now questioning the legitimacy of the Constitutional Review Commission Report and asking if the recommendations are truly the will of the masses or just those of the members of the commission themselves.

January 7th, 2024
‘I know implementation of some CoI recommendations isn’t easy’- Gov Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In what can be deemed as hypocritical and insensitive, United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor of the Virgin Islands John J. Rankin, CMG has admitted implementation of some of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendations is not easy, even while he has blasted the efforts of the Virgin Islands Government and is requesting of the UK additional powers for him to speed up the implementation process.

July 16th, 2023
Electronic gating system being installed, upgrade of CCTV @ Pier Park

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- An electronic gating system and upgrade to the existing CCTV system are just two of the security measures being implemented at Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park (CBRTPP), following a daring daylight armed robbery of a jewellery store on July 1, 2023.

May 2nd, 2023
Recommendations by elections observers should be implemented early- Gov Rankin

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has shared his belief that there should be no ‘last minute’ changes to the Elections Act.

April 26th, 2023
The VI 'has delivered a well-administered election'- Election Observation Mission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- International election observers have found that the [British] Virgin Islands 2023 General Election broadly met international standards.

February 10th, 2023
Short-staffed Social Devt Dept now ‘burdened’ with more work- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Amidst staff shortages in the Social Development Department, Minister for Health and Social Development under the Unity Government, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has referred to new responsibilities given to the department as an extra burden on staff.

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