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January 18th, 2023
Crime up for sexual offenses, domestic violence & drug seizure- CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands (VI) under the United Kingdom Commissioner of Police Mark Collins has faced an increase in crime in some areas.

January 17th, 2023
CoI report did not touch Governor’s Court Portfolio- SFC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many residents, talk show hosts and commentators continue to ask why the one-man United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) did not touch any matters under the Governor's portfolio. Many have used this fact to claim that the CoI was biased and a witch hunt against those who spoke out against racism and colonialism, with an attempt to destabilise the nation and brand residents as corrupt.

January 16th, 2023
DPP Scatliffe shares statistics with SFC; She is ‘short staffed’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ms Tiffany R. Scatliffe, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), made a brief presentation when she appeared before the House of Assembly (HoA) Standing Finance Committee (SFC) last month, as legislators examined the 2023 Budget Estimates.

January 15th, 2023
Attorney General wants better pay for Government lawyers- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Attorney General (AG) of the Virgin Islands Honourable Dawn J. Smith told the House of Assembly (HoA) Standing Finance Committee (SFC) that she appreciates the support of her colleagues in the HoA.

January 13th, 2023
'There are inmates awaiting trial for up to 5 years'- Guy M. Hill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The old maxim ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’, which means that if legal redress or equitable relief is available, but is not forthcoming in a timely fashion, it is effectively the same as having no remedy at all, may very well apply to the state of judicial affairs in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 9th, 2023
Anegada District Officer left to clear animal faeces @ community centre- Flax-Charles

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- It was at the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) Meeting to examine the 2023 Budget last month that the Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Agriculture and Fisheries and Territorial Member Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles inquired about the cleaning of the Community Centres, particularly on the Sister Islands and specific to Anegada.

January 6th, 2023
Fraser pleaded for vessels removal from SCB Harbour, attention to Downs repair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was last month at the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) Meeting that Leader of the Opposition and Member for the Third District Hon Julian Fraser RA said he attended meetings with Mr Anthony S. McMaster, Chief Executive Officer of the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), and it was a 'go' to start removing the derelict vessels from the Sea Cows Bay Harbour.

January 5th, 2023
Mold & allergies big school issues; 1 child hospitalised 5 times- Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Junior Minister for Trade, Economic Development, Agriculture and Fisheries Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) told the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) last month that she is concerned about mold and allergies in schools.

December 31st, 2022
Barbados PM Mia A. Mottley to visit VI in 2023 - Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands Premier and Minister for External Affairs, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced that the Barbados Prime Minister the Hon Mia Amore Mottley KC, will visit the Virgin Islands in 2023.

December 20th, 2022
Hons Smith & Flax-Charles blast SFC meetings as ‘futile’ process lacking data

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– Deputy Speaker and At-Large Representative Hon Neville A. Smith and Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) have criticised the lack of data available to them at Standing Finance Committee (SFC) deliberations.


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