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Discourteous! Unanswered email prompts further hiccups, says COI

Discourteous! Unanswered email prompts further hiccups, says COI

An email sent to Withers LLP, the Attorney General’s (AG) legal team representing government in the Commission of Inquiry (COI), was left unanswered to for weeks, prompting Commissioner Sir Gary Hickinbottom to label the behaviour as discourteous. Sir Gary indicated […]

by / on October 7, 2021 at 9:10 AM /
FS says Skelton Cline’s contract should’ve been clearer

FS says Skelton Cline’s contract should’ve been clearer

Financial Secretary (FS) Jeremiah Frett has said the language of government consultancy contracts given to Claude Skelton Cline should have been clearer in terms of the deliverables government wanted. Frett gave this indication when he appeared before the Commission of […]

by / on October 7, 2021 at 8:54 AM /
‘Deport me’, St Lucian tells Court

‘Deport me’, St Lucian tells Court

“Send me home, deport me. I spent five months in jail sitting down. You’ve taken my freedom,” St Lucian Shervon Francis appealed to Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards when she announced his October 27 sentencing date on Wednesday. Francis was on […]

by / on October 7, 2021 at 8:10 AM /
Autland wins $1.7M contract for Fish Bay road rehabilitation

Autland wins $1.7M contract for Fish Bay road rehabilitation

Local construction firm, Autland Heavy Equipment Company has been awarded the contract for the Fish Bay road rehabilitation works. According to the Director of Procurement at the Recovery & Development Agency (RDA), John Primo, the contract is worth $1,799,499.68. Primo […]

by / on October 7, 2021 at 7:48 AM /
Teachers to receive discounts at local businesses

Teachers to receive discounts at local businesses

The Minister of Education, Dr Natalio Wheatley is asking for more local businesses to offer educators discounted rates during teacher’s week and the rest of October. Dr Wheatley said he has already reached out to several local businesses with the […]

by / on October 7, 2021 at 7:00 AM /
60-year-old sentenced to 11 months in prison

60-year-old sentenced to 11 months in prison

60-year-old sentenced to 11 months in prison Aubrey Daniel, a 60-year-old US Virgin Island citizen, has been found guilty of illegal entry into the BVI and providing false information to the police. When he appeared in court today, Magistrate Khadeen […]

by / on October 6, 2021 at 3:06 PM /
Three police officers honoured for bravery

Three police officers honoured for bravery

The following is a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force In a move out of the ordinary, Commissioner of Police Mark Collins chose this week to honour the three officers who bravely rescued the young man that […]

by / on October 6, 2021 at 10:58 AM /
AG vetting gov’t contracts since error gifts CSC thousands in extra $

AG vetting gov’t contracts since error gifts CSC thousands in extra $

Following the stunning revelation of a contractual error that resulted in Claude Skelton Cline gaining thousands of unearned dollars at the government’s expense, the Premier’s Office adopted a policy that requires the Attorney General to screen all its contracts. According […]

by / on October 6, 2021 at 8:17 AM /
FS Frett says Skelton Cline put forward over $5M in initiatives

FS Frett says Skelton Cline put forward over $5M in initiatives

Financial Secretary (FS) Jeremiah Frett jumped to the aid of embattled clergyman and government consultant, Claude Skelton Cline, when Frett appeared before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) yesterday, October 5. The FS said Skelton Cline had helped to move forward […]

by / on October 6, 2021 at 7:35 AM /
BVICCHA struggles to stay afloat as revenue sinks to ‘all-time low’

BVICCHA struggles to stay afloat as revenue sinks to ‘all-time low’

The BVI Chamber of Commerce & Hotel Association’s (BVICCHA) revenue streams have reached an unprecedented low this year. Chairwoman of the BVICCHA, Shaina Smith-Archer said this is because of a pandemic-induced economic recession affecting local businesses. As a result, the […]

by / on October 6, 2021 at 7:30 AM /