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Willock’s “abusive language” threatens to derail COI injunction — High Court

Willock’s “abusive language” threatens to derail COI injunction — High Court

House Speaker Julian Willock’s injunction that seeks to restrain three attorneys from acting as barristers or solicitors in the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) has been met with a hurdle of his own making. According to a August 27 High […]

by / on August 31, 2021 at 7:40 AM /
No lack of trust in my ministers avoiding the press — Premier

No lack of trust in my ministers avoiding the press — Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has denied that a lack of confidence in his ministers is the reason none of them ever held any press conferences on their own, despite being in office for more than two years. At a recent press […]

by / on August 31, 2021 at 7:25 AM /
Governor should’ve voiced concerns on marijuana bill before it passed

Governor should’ve voiced concerns on marijuana bill before it passed

The BVI’s governor should have shared his concerns about the Cannabis Licensing Act before it was allowed to pass in the House of Assembly (HOA). This was the view shared by Premier Andrew Fahie at a recent appearance before members […]

by / on August 31, 2021 at 7:15 AM /
Increased vehicle break-ins and farm thefts

Increased vehicle break-ins and farm thefts

The Royal Virgin Islands Force (RVIPF) has recorded an uptick in reports of significant sums of money being stolen from unsecured vehicles. According to the police, thieves pounce upon these vehicles when purses and wallets are left on the seat. […]

by / on August 31, 2021 at 7:05 AM /
COMMENTARY: The economics of vaccination

COMMENTARY: The economics of vaccination

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Mandatory vaccination makes a significant cross-section of the general public uncomfortable. However, for the Virgin Islands to participate in the worldwide travel and tourism economy, the country must achieve herd immunity, which is the place of […]

by / on August 31, 2021 at 6:23 AM /
AG says COI attorneys should be admitted to practise law in BVI

AG says COI attorneys should be admitted to practise law in BVI

This article has been updated Attorney General (AG) Dawn Smith has said the three attorneys conducting legal work for the Commission of Inquiry (COI) “should” be admitted to the BVI Bar. They are Bilal Rawat, Rhea Harrikissoon, Andrew King; against […]

by / on August 30, 2021 at 2:11 PM /
Businesses have the right to make their own vaccine rules — Premier

Businesses have the right to make their own vaccine rules — Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has weighed in on the issue of businesses that require their employees to be vaccinated or, alternatively, get tested for COVID-19 twice weekly in order to keep their jobs. Speaking to reporters late last week, Premier Fahie […]

by / on August 30, 2021 at 8:18 AM /
Premier avoids giving support for Willock’s COI injunction push

Premier avoids giving support for Willock’s COI injunction push

Premier Andrew Fahie has avoided giving any endorsement of House Speaker Julian Willock’s push for an injunction against attorneys that work on behalf of the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI). The injunction is specifically against attorneys Rhea Harrikissoon, Andrew King […]

by / on August 30, 2021 at 8:08 AM /
Talks being held to automate, improve troublous BVI entry portal

Talks being held to automate, improve troublous BVI entry portal

Issues surrounding the BVI’s troublesome online entry portal application – the BVI Gateway App – have been the subject of high-level discussions, the territory’s Premier has revealed. Persons wishing to enter the territory are required to use the portal to […]

by / on August 30, 2021 at 7:49 AM /
Criminals created as consequence of govt’s ‘good standing’ policy

Criminals created as consequence of govt’s ‘good standing’ policy

Labour Minister Vincent Wheatley has disclosed that illegal workers have been discovered as one of the unintended consequences of implementing the government’s ‘good-standing certificate requirement’ policy. Under that policy requirement — which proved be very contentious for its many delays […]

by / on August 30, 2021 at 7:20 AM /