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Throne Speech: Long overdue Constitutional Review ‘moving forward this year’
Buried beneath a mountain of legislative plans for 2022, as revealed in the Speech from the Throne, the Virgin Islands' status on its long-overdue Constitution Review process was mentioned just once.
OTs can’t confront UK challenges without working together- Montserrat Premier
Caribbean British Overseas Territories (OTs) such as the Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, and the Turks and Caicos Islands have been called upon to work together to confront their challenges with the United Kingdom (U...
OTs facts & figures
The United Nations lists 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories (NSGTs), or Colonies, remaining in the world. Of those 17 NSGTs, Britain retains a total of 9 Overseas Territories (OTs) scattered around the globe.
YP Opposition Leader Wants D7 Healthcare Facility Reopened In Face Of Rising COVID-19 Cases
Pointing to the upward spiralling of the COVID-19 cases in the Territory, Virgin Islands Youth Parliament Opposition Leader, Mr. Kevon Lettsome has called on Deputy Premier and Seventh District Representative, Hon. Dr. Natalio Wheatley t...
National Draft Sustainable Dev. Plan Going Public: Have Your Say!
In a matter of days, the British Virgin Islands’ draft National Sustainable Development Plan will be made public and residents of the territory are being asked to have their say by commenting and providing recommendations.
Embattled Johnson facing new round of corruption allegations in UK!
United Kingdom Prime Minister, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson ‘aka ‘Boris’ has been accused of a new round of corruption allegations for 2022, after it emerged that he sought funds for his flat refurbishment from a Conservative donor...
UK’s bid is to recolonise OTs under Global Britain- Cromwell Smith
Talk show host Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka' says he would be surprised if the United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) would include in its final report recommendations for the Virgin Islands (VI) to be independent.
CDC ranks BVI as having low level of COVID-19 amid spike
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ranked the Virgin Islands as a low-risk COVID-19 destination in its latest travel advisory update.
The Overseas Territories on the global stage
For the last few weeks, much of the world has focused on the northern part of the United Kingdom.
All Fire Stations Restored Since 2017 Hurricanes- Rymer
Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Hon. Kye Rymer said that all the fire stations damaged during the 2017 hurricanes have been restored.
Premier Slams UK’s Double Standards On Belongership
Premier and Minister for Finance Hon. Andrew Fahie has defended the territory’s position on granting belongership to non-locals who have contributed to the development of the British Virgin Islands.
Cruise tourism restart: VI welcomes first cruise ship today!
At 9:00 am, today, October 13, 2021, the Virgin Islands is expected to welcome Seabourn Odyssey with a total of 462 guests, according to the Virgin Islands Ports Authority’s website, representing the first cruise ship with passengers to ...
Premier questions if blatant UK corruption is benchmark for VI’s good governance
Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called out the blatant corruption in the United Kingdom’s management of its COVID-19 pandemic and asked whether that is the benchmark the Virgin Islands (V...
USVI Gov't renews no-bid $70K contract for AG's daughter
The government of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) has renewed for another year a $70,000 no-bid contract for Kmisha Victoria Counts, the daughter of USVI Attorney General Denise George, to "represent the USVI as a tourism destination and to...
New 'BVIDigiCert' online platform simplifies VI vaccination certifications
The Virgin Islands on October 11, 2021, launched a new digital platform called 'BVIDigiCert' to facilitate vaccination certifications, with the aim of making proof of vaccination status easy and accessible.
PMI Group, Inc. Announces Launch of New Offices
On Saturday, October 2, 2021, PMI Group, Inc. (the “Firm” or “PMI”), celebrated in grand style the launch of its new offices in Suite 1, Third Floor of the Omar Hodge Building located in Wickham’s Cay I, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgi...
Why rush to audit stimulus? Premier suggests collusion
Premier Andrew Fahie has questioned the apparent ‘rush’ to execute an audit of his government’s COVID-19 stimulus grants, arguing that ulterior motives may have been afoot.
East End police removing derelicts along roadways
The East End Police Station is leading an initiative to remove abandoned and neglected vehicles that line the roadways of the eastern side of Tortola.
UK PM snubs Scotland’s First Minister; Dodges questions on Scottish independence
It is not only the [British] Virgin Islands’ aspirations for self-determination that is being strongly resisted by the United Kingdom (UK) Government but also the wishes for independence by Scotland.
Governor Rankin invites VI to observe minute silence for Prince Phillip
Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr John J. Rankin, CMG has invited the VI to observe a minute of silence for the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip, who passed away on April 9, 2021, at age 99.
VI mourns Prince Philip’s death with 21-Gun Salute
In a short ceremony this afternoon Saturday, April 10, 2020, the Virgin Islands (VI) has marked the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with a 21-Gun salute staged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).
I know the VI ‘will join me in mourning’ Prince Philip- Gov Rankin
Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr John J. Rankin, CMG has said the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip, was a friend to the Virgin Islands and that he knows the VI will join him in mourning.
UK to impose £5,000 fine for people going on holiday abroad
After failing to act in a timely manner when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, resulting in the deaths of many in the United Kingdom (UK) as the virus spiralled out of control, the government of embattled Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pf...
Family plead for police to search yacht after British woman disappears in Virgin Islands
Sarm Heslop was reported missing by her American boyfriend nearly two weeks ago
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