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January 8th, 2024
‘Let us stand up & fight for our country’ & constitutional rights- Lorna E. Tom

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Virgin Islander who is not shy to express her views on happenings in the territory, Lorna E. Tom, has warned that the territory is at a critical juncture in its history, where the fundamental rights and values enshrined in the constitution are slipping away from the grasp of the new generation.

October 24th, 2023
Another court loss for DPP! Case involved arrest of Mickiel Robin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was in March of 2022 that Mr Mickiel Robin, 24, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply as a result of a police operation on March 1, 2022.

July 14th, 2022
HoA continues today July 14, 2022 with debate on controversial Register of Interests Act

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The Fourth Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) will continue this morning, Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 10:00 am at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola.

June 24th, 2022
Supreme Court ends federal right to legal abortion in US

WASHINGTON DC, United States- The Supreme Court today, Friday, June 24, 2022, extinguished the constitutional right of Americans to abortion, ending the 49-year reign of Roe v. Wade and ensuring a tsunami of outrage from women, who could see reproductive rights roundly restricted in half the country.

September 2nd, 2021
UN reaffirms VI constitutional position & right to self-governance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has welcomed the conclusions and recommendations of the United Nations (UN) Committee of 24’s (C-24) regional seminar on decolonisation held in Saint John Parish, Dominica from August 25-27, 2021.

June 18th, 2021
Premier Fahie concerned with spirit of 'fear' in territory

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- During the Ninth Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) on Thursday, June 17 2021, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said he was concerned about the territory’s atmosphere, where persons are seemingly afraid to speak out.

May 21st, 2021
Mandatory vaccination in workplace issue engaging attention of Labour Minister & AG

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the increasing allegations of certain employers mandating their employees to be vaccinated if they wish to continue working, especially in the hospitality sector, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the issue has become a legal matter that is being explored by Labour Minister Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) and Attorney General Dawn G. Smith.

January 19th, 2021
Tourist opposed to quarantine complains to US Embassy

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI- An American tourist opposed to the mandatory quarantine and testing protocols in the Virgin Islands has reportedly lodged a complaint to the US Embassy, alleging their rights were infringed upon.

July 10th, 2019
HMP inmate Tifern B. Henley accuses DPP of violating constitutional rights

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, has accused the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and Magistrate Court of violating his constitutional rights. He has also declared he has no faith, belief or trust in the legal system of the Virgin Islands as a result.

January 5th, 2018
Is Premier Smith heeding Omar W. Hodge’s warnings after the fact?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When the now deceased long serving legislator and member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Omar Wallace Hodge sounded one of his usual warnings to the Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) Administration to have non-VIslanders regularised or be hit by an “Earthquake”, did he foresee the devastation caused by the recent natural disasters or was it the obvious rift, as has been playing out on social media, that seems to be very strong between expatriates and locals?

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