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June 4th, 2024
8 students to vie for Junior Ambassador of Tourism

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Eight outstanding students from secondary schools across the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) will vie for the prestigious title of Junior Ambassador of Tourism on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

May 30th, 2024
HoA continues today, May 30, 2024; Crown Lands Bill is being debated

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial Crown Lands Management Bill is before the House of Assembly (HoA) today, May 30, 2024, as the debate continues. Today is the continuation of the 11th Sitting of the 1st Session of the 5th HoA.

March 13th, 2024
ESHS declared winners of 2024 Inter-Secondary School Debate Competition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An all-girl Secondary school team from the Elmore Stout High School (ESHS) has emerged victorious at the Ministry of Education’s 2024 annual Inter-Secondary School National Debating Competition.

February 26th, 2024
Females defeat males in HM Prison's 1st ever inmates debate

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- His Majesty's Prison held its first debate between male and female inmates as part of its ongoing rehabilitative initiative.

May 12th, 2023
UK should 'welcome' any OT wishing full integration- UK MP

LONDON, UK- A British Member of Parliament (MP) has said the United Kingdom (UK) should make it clear that any of its Overseas Territories (OTs) are welcome to exercise the option of integration into the United Kingdom (UK).

May 11th, 2023
UK MP calls for end to Foreign Office as OT messenger to UK Gov’t

LONDON, UK– While the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) for Overseas Territories (OTs) gets underway today, May 11, 2023, legislators in London’s House of Commons this morning met to debate the future of UK Overseas Territories, including the [British] Virgin Islands.

April 19th, 2023
Pockwood Pond fires causing persons ‘to come down with cancer’- Romney-Moses

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- The longstanding issues of garbage disposal and landfill fires at Pockwood Pond were highlighted during the First District’s Political Debate held at the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Youth Centre in Carrot Bay last evening, April 18, 2023, with candidates stating the issue was amongst the top three national concerns they would address in the House of Assembly (HoA) once elected.

March 11th, 2023
UPDATE: HoA officially dissolved by Gov Rankin, proclamation gazetted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Just as was first and accurately reported by our news center, the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands was dissolved on Friday, March 10, 2023.

March 10th, 2023
'Every nickel, every penny I managed was spent on the people'- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Junior Minister for Tourism Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) has said she has nothing to hide in relation to how funds were spent in her District, as the debate on the audit report on Assistance Grants from January 2019 to May 2022 commenced in the House of Assembly (HoA) on Thursday, March 9, 2023.

March 9th, 2023
Premier warns public against sharing unredacted info from leaked Audit Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has warned against the public sharing of “unredacted” information contained in the Assistance Grants Audit Report, which was recently leaked allegedly by a Member of Cabinet.

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