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Relief: UK will not adopt the illegal COI recommendation to impose dictatorship on British Virgin Islands, Truss says
UK foreign secretary decided “to give” territory two years to implement reforms to tackle corruption. It is not clear how Liz Truss is giving to the islanders what belongs to them anyway and not to her, so it would have been better to av...
BVI premier accused of cocaine trafficking granted bail in Miami
Judge rejects prosecutors’ claim that Andrew Fahie, arrested in DEA drug sting, could flee US if freed from prison
British Virgin Islands protesters condemn UK dictatorship rule plan
Fake Report commissioned by Queen’s representative who has zero experience in how to run a country or in politics, had called for Caribbean territory to be effectively recolonized, controlled by dictatorship from London instead of the e...
British Virgin Islands: UK minister dispatched for friendly invasion talks
But the British overseas territory's acting leader says it opposes calls for the UK to impose colonialism again and to cancel constitution.
Premier of British Virgin Islands, port director charged in Miami in cocaine smuggling scheme
British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie and the Caribbean territory’s port director, Oleanvine Maynard, were arrested on drug trafficking and money laundering charges Thursday after they went to a Miami airport to check on a h...
British Virgin Islands premier and the BVI port authority director arrested in Miami on drugs and money laundering charges
The premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Andrew Fahie and the director of the small Caribbean territory’s ports Oleanvine Maynard were arrested Thursday at a Miami-area airport by federal agents on charges of conspiring to import ...
Fire And Rescue Service Receive 16 Heart Defibrillators
The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service is the recipient of 16 much needed lifesaving defibrillators. The devices, which are used to revive the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest, were handed over by His Excellency the Governor...
BVI Premier Expressly Denies Drug Involvement
Premier of the British Virgin Islands Hon. Andrew Fahie, has vehemently denied being involved in drug running, while accusing former governor Augustus Jasper of pulling out all the stops to sully not only his name, but also that of the e...
Don’t blame UK for BVI’s failings in public service - Governor
Laying blame at the foot of the governor or the United Kingdom for inadequate policy development and funding for the BVI’s public service is not an accurate reflection of those truly responsible.
Is the governor answerable to BVI residents? Rankin says yes
Governor John Rankin has denied that he is not accountable in any way to residents of the BVI.
Unconstitutional for gov’t to block Governor’s Office from using GIS
Governor John Rankin has said he believes the Government Information Services (GIS) should facilitate the work of both the elected government and the sitting governor, without any hurdles.
UK Parliament moves to indemnify VI Governor, Commissioner & CoI Attorneys
In a strange twist of events, the United Kingdom House of Commons on November 22, 2021, sought to shield the Commissioner of Inquiry (CoI) Attorneys, the Commissioner himself and the local Governor John J. Rankin, CMG from paying any leg...
20 Become British Overseas Territories Citizens
Twenty individuals are now British Citizens after reciting the Oath of Allegiance and Pledge of Loyalty to the United Kingdom during the British Citizenship Registration Ceremony on November 12.
‘No evidence of tax evasion or personal corruption’ presented to CoI- Sir Geoffrey
UK Member of Parliament and attorney Sir Charles Geofffrey Cox, QC has labeled as inaccurate the reports in the British press and from fellow Members of Parliament that he is defending a ‘tax haven’ and that he is defending wrongdoing.
Governor Rankin forced to admit to overreach in his dealings as Governor
British appointed Governor to the British Virgin Islands, Rankin on Wednesday, admitted under questioning that there is a need for more self-governance in the Territory
Gov’t funding for public service training steadily declining
Governor John Rankin has raised concerns that government funding to train public servants has seen “a steady decline” over the last five years despite an expansion of the service in that same period.
No government could survive this COI and its terms, according to the amateur Premier
The man who has allowed the destruction of BVI, Premier Andrew Fahie, said he does not believe any government could be subjected to the rigorous scrutiny that comes with the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) and remain intact. Fahie fa...
Curfew Moves To 1 AM
Governor John Rankin, has ordered that the existing curfew in the British Virgin Islands that was implemented to control and suppress the COVID-19 be further relaxed.
British judge wants Speaker to prove Silk Legal is authorised to represent him
Even though there seems to be no confusion in the public that Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock was acting in his official capacity as Speaker when he had Silk Law file an injunction in the High Court against thre...
Renewable Energy Products, Items Get Duty Free Waiver For 2 Years
For the next two years, Cabinet has decided to waive the customs duty rate on all renewable energy products and items coming into the British Virgin Islands.
Death Has Lost It’s Sting – Malone
Minister for Health and Social Development Hon. Carvin Malone has bemoaned that death in the British Virgin Islands has lost its sting.
National Park Trust Celebrates 60
The National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands celebrated its 60th anniversary on July 31st.
More hypocrisy! UK Gov’t accused of trying to muzzle free press
While the United Kingdom Government, through the Commission of Inquiry (CoI), seem to have no issue with publicly disclosing documents not yet laid in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), it is busy at home trying to guard its sec...
BVI Guv okays bills to deter financial crime
Six bills designed in large part to deter financial crime took effect recently after receiving assent from Governor John Rankin.
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