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December 24th, 2023
VG United & Sugar Boys players banned; points deducted after mass brawl

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Sugar Boys and VG United lost their respective appeals, in a judgement handed down by the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) Disciplinary Committee, as several players will receive sanctions of up to seven games and three points deducted from both Sugar Boys and VG United respectively, following a December 3, 2023, mass confrontation that prematurely ended the game played on Virgin Gorda.

October 31st, 2023
Trade Commission Act implementation to be suspended- VI Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade, Hon Lorna G. Smith OBE is to bring a bill today Tuesday, October 31, 2023, to suspend the implementation of the Trade Commission Act.

July 21st, 2023
Governor dodges question on suspension of constitution before his departure

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As speculation continues to circulate, UK-appointed Governor John J. Rankin, CMG was yesterday, July 20, 2023, asked at a press conference whether he plans to suspend the Virgin Islands’ Constitution before departing the territory at the end of this year.

July 22nd, 2022
Boris Johnson @ risk of losing MP seat; Could face humiliating by-election

LONDON, UK- The woes and humiliation are not over for resigned Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, as he faces the embarrassment of fighting an autumn by-election to save his political career if he is found to have misled the House of Commons and is banned for 10 days.

July 6th, 2022
CARICOM wants UK to remove 'sword of Damocles' over VI

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, SA- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has emphatically called on the British government to remove the "sword of Damocles" over the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) that it says addresses the question of “a potential re-imposition of direct rule” from London.

April 29th, 2022
CoI recommendations can be implemented without suspending constitution- Ag Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the concern that the Virgin Islands would be making a retrograde step if its constitution is suspended and the United Kingdom (UK) imposes direct rule, Acting Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the number of recommendations made in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report aimed at reforming and strengthening the systems of government in the VI could be made without a full UK takeover of governance.

November 9th, 2021
UK PM refuses to apologise for latest corruption scandal

LONDON, UK- In a clear case of being ‘wrong and strong’, United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson has refused to apologise after his attempt to overhaul Westminster’s disciplinary procedures collapsed in disastrous fashion last week.

June 24th, 2021
9 police officers on suspension; CoP wants UK assistance to tackle corruption

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Corruption in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), under Commissioners of Police from the United Kingdom (UK) for nearly a decade, continues to be a topic of discussion and a main reason why the public has been reluctant to give information to police.

June 11th, 2021
Expat exiting VI forced to leave her infant child @ airport- Skelton-Cline claims

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Host of the Honestly Speaking Radio Programme, Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline has called on locals to treat expatriates better, following reports of a woman who had to leave her infant behind while she exited the country to allow for her work permit to be processed for new employment.

June 3rd, 2021
In-person visits to HMP suspended, drop-offs allowed

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- In the wake of the violent altercation that caused the death of Nickail Chambers and the injury of three others at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) on Sunday night, May 30, 2021, Government has suspended all in-person visits to the prison.

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