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Speaker ordered to pay legal fees for ‘unreasonable’ court action

Speaker ordered to pay legal fees for ‘unreasonable’ court action

The High Court has ordered House of Assembly Speaker, Julian Willock, to pay the legal fees for the three Commission of Inquiry (COI) attorneys against whom filed a court injunction and later withdrew. Justice Adrian Jack made that ruling in […]

by / on September 30, 2021 at 6:30 PM /
AG: Gov’t didn’t grant Belongership to convicts! COI mislead the public

AG: Gov’t didn’t grant Belongership to convicts! COI mislead the public

Following news that the governing Virgin Islands Party considered a convicted rapist and another felon for Belongership back in 2019, Attorney General (AG) Dawn Smith today clarified that neither was granted status in the end. Immigration Minister Vincent Wheatley was […]

by / on September 30, 2021 at 2:29 PM /
Yates Construction director upset at Health Ministry’s treatment

Yates Construction director upset at Health Ministry’s treatment

A director of Yates & Associates Construction, the company at the centre of a recent COVID-19 spike, has expressed severe disappointment at the Health Ministry’s response to the plight of his workers. More than two dozen positive cases were discovered […]

by / on September 30, 2021 at 11:56 AM /
Gov’t expected to engage consultant on ideal population goals

Gov’t expected to engage consultant on ideal population goals

Government is expected to engage a consultant with the aim of achieving ideal population goals for the BVI and modernising the territory’s Immigration laws, among other things.  Immigration & Labour Minister, Vincent Wheatley gave that indication to the Commission of […]

by / on September 30, 2021 at 8:37 AM /
Digicel issues region-wide COVID vaccine mandate for its employees

Digicel issues region-wide COVID vaccine mandate for its employees

Regional telecommunications giant Digicel will require all employees to provide proof of full or partial vaccination OR a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test every 14 days to continue working at the company. This new mandate will affect more than […]

by / on September 30, 2021 at 7:45 AM /
Local athletes need sponsorship from corporate BVI

Local athletes need sponsorship from corporate BVI

President of the BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) Steve Augustine is calling on corporate BVI to help with sponsorship for Olympic athletes. Augustine asked for support at the recent ‘welcome home’ press conference for Olympic long-jump finalist Chantel Malone. “I love […]

by / on September 30, 2021 at 7:30 AM /
‘More gov’t planning, less prayer the remedy to BVI’s ails’ — Analyst

‘More gov’t planning, less prayer the remedy to BVI’s ails’ — Analyst

Political commentator and clergyman, Pastor Claude Skelton-Cline has declared his support for a written analysis concluding that the BVI was in need of more planning than prayer. “I want to read something and I can’t say the author of it […]

by / on September 30, 2021 at 7:20 AM /
Two prison guards and cop charged in relation to fatal HMP stabbing

Two prison guards and cop charged in relation to fatal HMP stabbing

Two prison officers and a police officer have been arrested and charged for breach of trust in relation to the fatal prison stabbing of Nichail Chambers back in May. The officers in question are Mark Kendall, Sharlene Maduro and formerly […]

by / on September 29, 2021 at 7:41 PM /
More Mu and Delta COVID variants discovered in BVI

More Mu and Delta COVID variants discovered in BVI

Four additional local samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency in Trinidad & Tobago have tested positive for the Mu variant. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronald Georges said the samples were collected between August 27 and 31. There […]

by / on September 29, 2021 at 4:50 PM /
Willock declines to boot judge from court case despite accusations

Willock declines to boot judge from court case despite accusations

House of Assembly (HOA) Speaker, Julian Willock and his legal team has declined to file an application for Justice Adrian Jack to recuse himself in the matter of a now aborted court injunction against attorneys for the Commission of Inquiry […]

by / on September 29, 2021 at 9:52 AM /