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April 23rd, 2023
Petition against open burning @ Pockwood Pond nears 600 signatures

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- A petition initiated by residents of the First District to demand a speedy solution to the almost daily landfill fires at Pockwood Pond has garnered close to 600 signatures.

February 17th, 2023
‘Order in Council is like a wolf outside your door’- Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has said he had the opportunity to speak to the Minister for Overseas Territories Lord Frank Zacharias Robin Goldsmith during his recent visit to the Territory and is optimistic the Order in Council will be lifted, once the Virgin Islands (VI) continues to follow through on implementing the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendations as promised.

May 10th, 2022
Petition of over 1000 signatures against UK direct rule submitted to VI Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A petition that appealed to Governor John J. Rankin, CMG and United Kingdom (UK) Overseas Territories Minister Hon Amanda A. Milling to reject the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendation of suspension of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) constitution and imposition of direct rule from London garnered over 1000 signatures and was submitted to the Governor on May 4, 2022.

January 27th, 2022
Petition launched to drop fraud charges against former Bermuda Premier

HAMILTON, Bermuda - A petition has been launched to bring an end to 13 corruption charges against former Premier of Bermuda, Mr Ewart F. Brown.

October 28th, 2021
Petition calls for Speaker to pay court bill out of pocket

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even though the Speaker of the Virgin Islands had legitimate reasons to challenge the three attorney generals working in the Virgin Islands for the United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) and was seen as the Virgin Islands standing up for itself and making the statement that no one is above the law, some members of the public are having none of it.

July 12th, 2021
Anti-vaxxers sign petition to cease vaccinations in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A group of residents led by radio talk show host Floyd Burnett aka 'Heritage' has signed a petition calling on the Government of the Virgin Islands discontinue its COVID-19 vaccination programme in the territory as well as look into the alleged discrimination against unvaccinated persons in the workplace.

June 25th, 2020
UK’s royal honour image branded as ‘offensive’

LONDON, United Kingdom- The image on one of Britain’s highest honours, Order of St Michael and St George, has come in for strong criticism from persons who believe it is reminiscent of the May 25, 2020, killing of George P. Floyd Jr by white police officers in the US that led to worldwide protests.

April 15th, 2020
VI to petition UK to amend Financial Protocols due to COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands will be seeking to negotiate with the Government of the United Kingdom for certain terms of the Protocols for Effective Financial Management (PFEFM) to be relaxed or amended to allow Government to freely seek immediate relief funding in light of the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 16th, 2019
JvD residents petition Gov’t to investigate David Dietrich

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- More than 40 residents of Jost van Dyke (JvD) have signed a petition urging the Government of the Virgin Islands to investigate Mr David Dietrich, the former Director of Operations at Foxy’s Tamarind Bar and close friend of Mr Philiciano O. Callwood MBE aka ‘Foxy’.

June 5th, 2019
UPDATE: ‘There will be no re-sit of any exams’- CXC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following investigations in an alleged breach of Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exam regulations in Trinidad and Tobago and despite an online petition calling for the entire region to re-sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) math exam, CSEC students will not have to rewrite the exam.

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