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April 24th, 2022
'Not one firearm handed in' during amnesty period- CoP Collins

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- Confident there are lots if illegal guns and ammunition in the communities of the Virgin Islands (VI), Commissioner of Police Mark Collins has expressed deep disappointment that not a single firearm was turned in during the 2-week amnesty period.

April 4th, 2022
BVI Christian Council pledges support for local gun amnesty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Christian Council, a local religious organisation, has pledged its full support to the upcoming Gun Amnesty in the Virgin Islands (VI) done in collaboration with the Government, Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and the Governor, John J. Rankin CMG.

February 21st, 2021
Gov’t offering 100% reduction on property tax interests

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Andrew A. Fahie-led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government continues to look at ways to assist the people during this coronavirus pandemic, it is now extending to property owners a 100% reduction on property tax interests accrued for the 2020 tax year and prior years.

June 11th, 2020
Electricity bills drop by some 47% amid COVID-19- BVIEC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of criticism that the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has been making it hard for customers to quality for amnesty for May, June and July, the Corporation announced that a reduction in the “recent month’s” electricity bills was as a result of the global decline in the cost of oil, and the corresponding by-products of same, such as gasoline and diesel fuel.

June 7th, 2020
Skelton-Cline blasts BVIEC over ‘heartless’ bill amnesty policy

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – The Board of Directors and Management of BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has been put on blast over a policy that all bills up to April 2020 must be paid before a government-backed 3-month amnesty is granted.

May 21st, 2020
Fahie-led Gov't announces 3 months amnesty on electricity bills

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government continues to roll out its economic stimulus package in a calculated way, it has now announced it is collaborating with the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) to offer a 3-month amnesty on electricity bills for 'qualifying' persons individuals and businesses.

March 7th, 2019
Amnesty for expats applying for ‘Residency Status’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The recently elected government of the Virgin Islands (VI) will be offering a period of amnesty, for all expatriates and other residents residing in the Territory that have reached and satisfactorily satisfied the requirements to be granted, ‘Residency Status.’

July 14th, 2017
Finally! West Indies stars set to return

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The biggest names in Caribbean cricket could be about to return to the West Indies team after significant progress was made in negotiations between players and the board.

October 2nd, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: ‘We have seen an upsurge in gun crime’ – Gov John S. Duncan

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE acknowledged that while gun crime is on the increase in the Virgin Islands, Government is also taking steps to curb it and bring some measure of control. He also said guns turned in during the July 2015 amnesty could lead to prosecution based on forensic tests.

August 10th, 2015
UPDATE: 11 firearms turned in during July weapons amnesty- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following our exclusive story on the recent Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Firearm and Prohibited Weapons Amnesty, the RVIPF has since disclosed that some 11 firearms were yielded in the July amnesty period.

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