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December 10th, 2023
‘Aggressive’ consultations on new Public Service Salary Scale ongoing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands awarded PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwC) a contract in October 2022 to carry out the Compensation Review and Job Classification.

November 30th, 2023
Constitutional Review Commission hands over report to Governor & Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), which was set up to garner and consider the aspirations and changes the people of the [British] Virgin Islands wish to see in the next constitution, has submitted its report to Governor John J. Rankin, CMG and Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

July 10th, 2023
UPDATE: Trade Minister Hon Smith to continue Business Round Table meetings

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade, Honourable Lorna G. Smith, OBE will be hosting the remaining Business Round Table meetings from Wednesday, July 12 to 19, 2023.

February 10th, 2023
Public did not request or were privy to some amendments to Police Bill- Premier

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- “Madam Speaker, I want to make it clear that there is no intention by any member of the House of Assembly to pass this Bill in its current form. We recognize a number of areas that are clearly problematic,” declared Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley regarding the controversial Police Act 2023 in the House of Assembly (HoA) today, February 10, 2023.

November 25th, 2022
Time to ‘turn a new page’ on multiple bill readings in one sitting– Hon Fraser

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Senior Legislator in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has blasted legislators and Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) for what he referred to as the rushing of bills in the House, with often three readings on one day.

November 24th, 2022
Constitutional Review Consultations are not political meetings– Hon Malone

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- Opposition Member, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has called on members of the Virgin Islands' public to partake in the ongoing Constitutional Review Commission and not be worried that their words will be held against them.

November 16th, 2022
No fees yet for public’s use of A.O. Shirley Grounds- Eustace C. Freeman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some members of the public, particularly walkers and joggers, have been complaining that they have been asked to pay $30.00 per month to use the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds, and that the gates to the grounds have been padlocked, making the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex the only way to access the facility.

November 16th, 2022
Premier justifies drinking 'strong drinks' with Jesus turning water to wine

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley has said he is pleased with the level of consultation for the Liquor Licences Act, 2019, noting that it was important that a cross-section of persons was engaged.

November 13th, 2022
CRC Chair pleased with level of interaction @ 1st community meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chairperson of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) Mrs Lisa Penn-Lettsome has expressed satisfaction with the level of interaction received at the CRC’s first community meeting, which was held at West End Community Centre on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

November 11th, 2022
Disappointing turnout @ first Constitutional Review consultation meeting- Hon Malone

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Opposition Member and At Large Representative Hon Carvin Malone has expressed disappointment at the turnout for the first consultation meeting of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) held at West End Community Centre on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

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