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February 21st, 2022
TRC to hold public hearing on amendment of Unitary Licenses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of the Virgin Islands (Commission) will be holding a public meeting on the proposed adoption of amendments to Unitary Licences as contained in the Notice to Adopt a Directive on the Amendment of Unitary Licences issued by the Commission on December 30, 2021.

November 17th, 2021
Fully vaccinated travellers to VI may be exempted from rapid test on arrival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Fully vaccinated travellers to the Virgin Islands who have had their PCR or Rapid Test done within 48 hours and returned negative will now be exempted from taking a Rapid Test on arrival.

May 12th, 2021
$2.3M collected from 7% money transfer services fee so far- Premier Fahie

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Figures released during the Eighth Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) at Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom on May 11, 2021, by Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), shows that the 7% fee on money transfer services in the Virgin Islands has brought in over $2.3 Million to government.

March 3rd, 2021
Register of Interests Act to be amended to assist CoI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reiterating that it welcomes a transparent and accountable Commission of Inquiry (CoI) in the Virgin Islands (VI) that will allow for a ‘just outcome’, the Government of the VI has announced it will be making an amendment to the Register of Interest Act, 2006 to allow information to be shared with the CoI.

January 7th, 2021
Thoughts on VI Constitution Review & Amendment

Edgar Leonard

The Virgin Islands (VI) (British) latest constitution came online in 2007 and much has changed in 13 years so a constitutional review and amendment is needed to address new and emerging challenges.

December 25th, 2019
Cockfighting banned in USVI & Puerto Rico


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- As of Friday, December 20, 2019, cockfighting was illegal in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico.

May 15th, 2019
Petition seeks to remove Immigration & Passport Act amendment from Order Paper

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A petition calling for the removal of the Amendments to the Immigration and Passport Act on the Order Paper for the Friday May 17, 2019 House of Assembly (HoA) has been started.

May 8th, 2018
Gov Jaspert reiterates support for VI’s Financial Services

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “I recognise that this is disappointing. As I have made clear previously, I believe that the BVI is a well-regulated jurisdiction with an effective register of beneficial ownership (BOSSs) that is accessible by law enforcement. Since 2013, BVI has made it clear that the jurisdiction is committed to implementing public registers when they become the global standard.”

November 10th, 2014
Bermuda gov’t plans to legalise medical marijuana


HAMILTON, Bermuda, (CMC) — The Bermuda Government has unveiled plans to legalise marijuana for medical use, while also giving police more discretion to caution first-time offenders who might otherwise be charged with marijuana possession.

March 13th, 2014
‘Governor cannot stop legislation’ – Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering is of the view that His Excellency Governor William Boyd McCleary cannot arbitrarily refuse to assent to legislation passed in the House of Assembly and noted it is standard procedure for the Governor to sign the bills into law.

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