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Premier banking on restored CCTV to identify indiscriminate dumpers

Premier banking on restored CCTV to identify indiscriminate dumpers

The government will be spending just under a half-million dollars to restore the territory’s closed-circuit television (CCTV) network and it is hoping this restoration will bring them a step closer to identifying persons involved in indiscriminate dumping locally. Premier Andrew […]

by / on September 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM /
JTF’s weekend operation targeting illegal residents sees success

JTF’s weekend operation targeting illegal residents sees success

The following is a media release from the BVI’s Joint Task Force comprising Customs, Immigration, and police officers. Three summonses have been issued for immigration-related offences and two persons arrested and charged for unrelated matters following a successful operation by […]

by / on September 16, 2021 at 10:12 AM /
Minister moves to fix woeful JVD Primary issues following protest

Minister moves to fix woeful JVD Primary issues following protest

Education Minister and Deputy Premier, Dr Natalio Wheatley moved quickly to remedy a rapidly escalating situation of frustration yesterday, September 15 at the Jost Van Dyke (JVD) Primary School. Parents, teachers, and students at the school were headed firmly towards […]

by / on September 16, 2021 at 8:23 AM /
Opposition Leader Marlon Penn says he is ready for Premiership

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn says he is ready for Premiership

With less than two years left before the next general election is constitutionally due, Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has declared himself ready to be Premier. “Been ready,” Penn responded when prompted by a resident during a recent community meeting in […]

by / on September 16, 2021 at 7:32 AM /
Embarrassing! Josiah’s Bay beach without working restroom for years

Embarrassing! Josiah’s Bay beach without working restroom for years

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has cried ‘shame’ at the absence of bathroom facilities at the popular Josiah’s Bay beach in his district. “It’s very embarrassing to have persons coming to a beach like Josiah’s Bay — which is a very […]

by / on September 16, 2021 at 7:15 AM /
Five inmates now charged for murder after fatal prison stabbing

Five inmates now charged for murder after fatal prison stabbing

Five prisoners have now been charged in relation to the stabbing incident that resulted in the death of one inmate, Nichail Chambers, at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut back in May. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said […]

by / on September 15, 2021 at 5:13 PM /
No evidence gov’t pressed AG about sacking statutory board members

No evidence gov’t pressed AG about sacking statutory board members

Premier Andrew Fahie has told the Commission of Inquiry (COI) that before getting rid of all statutory board members appointed under the previous government, he and his Cabinet ministers extensively grilled former Attorney General (AG) Baba Aziz on whether it […]

by / on September 15, 2021 at 9:48 AM /
Institutional knowledge not lost in axing all board members — Premier

Institutional knowledge not lost in axing all board members — Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has argued that statutory boards do not lose their institutional knowledge in cases where all members have been asked to resign; as his administration did after winning the February 2019 General Election. According to the Premier, this […]

by / on September 15, 2021 at 8:36 AM /
New joint intelligence team being established

New joint intelligence team being established

Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Customs, Wade Smith has announced that a new intelligence-sharing body is now being formulated within the territory’s law enforcement fraternity. “Through the Joint Task Force, we’re establishing what is called the Joint Intelligence Unit or the […]

by / on September 15, 2021 at 8:15 AM /
COMMENTARY: COI pulling curtain on 30 years of incompetence, waste

COMMENTARY: COI pulling curtain on 30 years of incompetence, waste

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The Commission of Inquiry (COI) is presenting a mirror for all residents to look at. What it reveals is not good. The Investigation into Virgin Islands governance is showing up this country in myriad ways. First, […]

by / on September 15, 2021 at 6:39 AM /