BVI News

Archive for June, 2021

Gov’t actively seeks members for boards, commissions

Gov’t actively seeks members for boards, commissions

The government has commenced a recruitment drive for persons to sit as members on various local boards and commissions — both new and previously-established. Membership is being sought for the BVI Airports Authority, BVI Ports Authority, Prospect Reef Resort, the […]

by / on June 2, 2021 at 7:40 AM /
Economic Advisory Committee just concerned businesspersons

Economic Advisory Committee just concerned businesspersons

Premier Andrew Fahie has explained to the Commission of Inquiry (COI) that the persons who made up the Economic Advisory Committee (EAC) that was formed roughly two years ago are just a group of concerned businesspersons. Premier Fahie told the […]

by / on June 2, 2021 at 7:35 AM /
D7 garden initiative shows BVI’s vision for food security

D7 garden initiative shows BVI’s vision for food security

Agriculture Minister and Seventh District Representative, Dr Natalio Wheatley has said the new garden initiative in his constituency underscores the government’s vision for food-security in the territory. “We have a vision for food security in the Virgin Islands because recognise […]

by / on June 2, 2021 at 7:15 AM /
Concerns raised about public confidence in COI

Concerns raised about public confidence in COI

Sir Geoffrey Cox, QC — the attorney representing the BVI government in the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) — has raised concerns about what he described as a perceived lack of confidence that is held in the COI by some […]

by / on June 1, 2021 at 1:16 PM /
Ex-con claims prison guards allow select inmates to slip in and out

Ex-con claims prison guards allow select inmates to slip in and out

In the wake of a stabbing that left one inmate dead and three others injured, an ex-convict at Her Majesty’s Prison has made damning allegations into what he said transpired during the time he spent at the facility. A little […]

by / on June 1, 2021 at 8:11 AM /
Skelton Cline defends ‘Heritage’ in radio debacle

Skelton Cline defends ‘Heritage’ in radio debacle

Radio host Claude Skelton Cline has come to the defence of fellow broadcaster, Floyd ‘Heritage’ Burnett following what is being widely described as Burnett’s disrespectful outburst on live radio a few weeks ago. Burnett came in for some flack after […]

by / on June 1, 2021 at 7:29 AM /
Former Police Commissioner did not favour radar barges —  Premier

Former Police Commissioner did not favour radar barges — Premier

Former Police Commissioner Michael Matthews was not in favour of having barges assist with border security at the beginning of the COVID-induced lockdown, even as the Immigration and Customs Department was in support of this measure. This is according to […]

by / on June 1, 2021 at 7:20 AM /
First live-stream COI hearing to happen tomorrow

First live-stream COI hearing to happen tomorrow

The Commission of Inquiry (COI) has announced its intention to host the first live-streamed hearing of its proceedings tomorrow, Wednesday, June 2 at 10 am. During the hearing, Commissioner Sir Gary Hickinbottom will hear legal submissions on behalf of Attorney […]

by / on June 1, 2021 at 6:15 AM /