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June 9th, 2022
Final Report on CoI negotiations out! Governor in charge of territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) trying to put the best spin ever on the framework for implementation on the recommendations coming out of the one-man Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report, what remains clear is the Governor will run the Virgin Islands for two years, even without the suspension of the local constitution.

May 12th, 2022
Governor announces criminal probes into Premier’s Office, HM Customs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Governor of the Virgin Islands John J. Rankin, CMG has announced criminal investigations into the conduct of the Premier’s Office under former Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in allegedly obstructing the Director of the Internal Audit Department in respect of an audit of the COVID-19 Assistance Programmes.

May 4th, 2022
HM Customs officer dies @ workplace

FREE BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- An officer of Her Majesty's Customs was reportedly found dead at his place of work today, May 4, 2022.

April 7th, 2022
RVIPF admits to taking civilian to USVI & back on powerboat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has broken its silence over allegations they were engaged in human smuggling.

March 30th, 2022
US$805K found on vessel in June 2020 forfeited to Crown; Duo found guilty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- US Virgin Islands (USVI) national Kemel Stefon Wilson and Dominican Republic national Alberto Campusano Valera, who were arrested in June 2020 on a vessel where US$805, 370 were recovered by HM Customs, have been found guilty of several charges by Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards.

March 18th, 2022
Nearly 200 non-compliant charter vessels detained by HM Customs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some 184 vessels detained recently by the Her Majesty's Customs (HMP) have been given an extended grace period to pay up on fines or face stiffer penalties.

December 15th, 2021
Zero-tolerance for charter boats & yachts found breaking VI laws - HM Customs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Authorities at Her Majesty's Customs (HM Customs) in the Virgin Islands (VI) have adopted a zero-tolerance approach to tourists found breaking the laws in VI’s waters.

October 26th, 2021
UPDATE: Canadian snorkeler still missing

COOPER ISLAND, VI– The snorkeler who went missing yesterday morning, October 25, 2021, off Cooper Island has not yet been found, despite searches conducted.

June 2nd, 2021
Joint services conduct early morning search @HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our newsroom from sources at Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, is that there was a search of the prison this morning, June 2, 2021.

March 14th, 2021
Cannabis allegedly discovered in FedEx package @ Lower Estate

LOWER ESTATE, Tortola, VI- The plan of a person or persons to smuggle Cannabis via courier service FedEx was foiled by law enforcement authorities recently.

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