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‘We want the report!’- Hon Malone says AG to be written for Withers CoI response
Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says he intends to write the Attorney General, Hon Dawn J. Smith, to produce the report that should have been created by Withers law firm in response...
VI not a safe haven for shell companies - BVI Finance boss
Chief Executive Officer of BVI Finance Elise Donovan has sought to dispel the common notion that the Virgin Islands is a safe haven for shell companies to operate.
False reporting a concern! Premier denies issuing $80K media contract
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has expressed concerns about what he describes as negative and false reporting by some members of the local media fraternity on the actions of the new National Unity Government.
One big lie in the Queen's speech resonated in the Caribbean
The Queen's speech included a statement that is an unfortunate big lie: "my Government will play a leading role in defending democracy and freedom across the world", while the The very same Queen's government is trying to do exactly what...
The United Kingdom is trying to violate its international obligations in respect of United Nations Resolution 1514
The COI recommendations to cancel the democracy in BVI is violating article 21 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (resolution 217). The recommendation to recolonize the territory by a remote UK dictatorship rule, instead of ...
“I am here to listen and to understand’ - UK Minister Amanda A. Milling. Is she really such an innocent abroad?
UK Minister for the Overseas Territory, the Rt. "Hon". Amanda A. Milling in now in the Virgin Islands (VI) for high-level discussions following the early publication of the Commission of Inquiry recommendations to cancel democracy, suspe...
Big demonstration against ‘direct rule’ in RT today May 2, 2022
The people of the Virgin Islands will be stating their objection to any direct rule by the United Kingdom (UK) loud and clear from 8:00am today, Monday, May 2, 2022, at a demonstration slated for the parking lot of Government House in Ro...
Lake to UK: ‘Fix your problems before coming to us’
“Dig the mote out of your eyes before you come to dig it out of ours,” a determined Patsy Lake, said in an emphatic statement directed at the United Kingdom government.
OECS condemns a ‘UK takeover’ of VI
As the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) begin to mobilise to demonstrate to the United Kingdom (UK) that they are not in favour of any direct rule as recommended in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report, the Organisation of Eastern Car...
U.K forcing BVI to cancel democracy, back to colonialism, “temporarily” for at least two years
Commissioner Gary Hickenbottom reports that with a heavy heart that, “I have concluded that the only way in which the relevant issues can be addressed is for there to be a temporary suspension of those parts of the Constitution by which ...
British Virgin Islands: UK should invade BVI, kick out the democratically elected government, and take over the rule via non elected British white man - report
The BVI government should be dissolved “for at least two years”, a UK appointed official recommends in a recent report. The UK government commissioned the report two years ago in response to the BVI's government demand that the UK pays r...
UK still holding everyone to a different set of rules - Skelton-Cline
points out double standards with UK Prime Minister & associate facing fines for breaking lockdown laws
“Sir” Gary R. Hickinbottom has handed over the Colonial Commission of Inquiry Report to the white supremacist Governor Rankin
The anti-democratic Commission’s Report is “long and detailed with almost 1,000 pages and over 40 recommendations”, according to Governor Rankin. Yes, yes, that is not a joke. The UK's corrupt government sent over a person who has never ...
Fahie Administration Blasts Delay in COI Report
The long-awaited British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry Report, initially scheduled to release in January 2022, has suffered a three-month setback, further extending the cliff-hanger under which that British dependency has been lab...
BVI’s Fear Country Could End Up Politically Like Turks and Caicos Islands
There is growing fear that the British Virgin Islands could end up suffering the same fate as its sister British Overseas Territory, the Turks and Caicos, which had its constitution yanked and direct rule from the United Kingdom instituted.
Mia A. Mottley deserves standing ovation for Barbados leadership- Skelton-Cline
Pastor and host of the Honestly Speaking radio show Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on the region to give standing ovations to Barbados Prime Minister Mia A. Mottley over her leadership that saw the removal of Queen Elizabeth II as He...
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.
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