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February 5th, 2024
UK Minister threatens ‘further action’ if delays with CoI Reforms continue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for the Americas, the Caribbean and UK Overseas Territories, Mr David H. Rutley MP has fired a shot across the bow ahead of his arrival in the [British] Virgin Islands.

December 29th, 2023
Businesses complain of long Customs Dept delays in clearing packages

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- Since the alleged unwarranted removal of the Customs Commissioner Wade N. Smith last year, there has been a backlog in getting one’s package through the Customs Department at the Port Purcell, Tortola facility.

July 19th, 2023
Ministries/Departments still failing to submit paperwork for increments- Deputy Gov

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Governor David D. Archer has called it “unacceptable” the delay by Ministries and Departments of Government failing to submit documentation to allow for the processing of payments of increments.

April 6th, 2023
Rankin: Over 1000 new apps for residency & belongership made since Jan 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has once again expressed disappointment with the delay in the implementation of reforms coming out of the UK-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI).

January 31st, 2023
‘The Governor & I have had a few challenges’ selecting CoI reviewers- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is unclear the exact nature of the challenges; however, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said he and Governor John J. Rankin, CMG have been having “a few challenges” in selecting persons to undertake various reviews recommended in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report.

June 22nd, 2022
Fahie’s legal team faces delays receiving & downloading files from US Gov’t

MIAMI, Florida, USA- Counsel for ex-premier of the Virgin Islands Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has told a Miami court that there has been delays in receiving discovery materials from the US Government and has requested an extension of the deadline to file pre-trial motions.

March 4th, 2022
Mrs Michelle A. McLean confirmed as Labour Commissioner

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our news centre from well-placed sources in the Department of Human Resources is that former acting Labour Commissioner Mrs Michelle A. McLean has been confirmed as Commissioner of Labour in the Department of Labour and Workforce Development.

January 5th, 2022
VI Gov’t picks apart lame excuse by CoI for 3-month extension

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The excuses given by the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on January 4, 2022, for the further 3-month-extension of the Inquiry has been questioned by the Government of the Virgin Islands.

July 15th, 2020
‘Every time I come here is some sorry excuse!’- Accused burglar tells court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Fat Hog’s Bay resident Sidney Varlack Malone, who is accused of burglarising a private residence in Kingston in 2019, slammed the court for the constant delay in his court matter.

August 21st, 2019
‘We still feel frustration in the public service’- CoP Matthews

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews has pleaded with Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to revisit some of the practices and procedures in the public service that may be outdated and may be causing unnecessary delays for projects and contracts to get off the ground.

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