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Several persons being questioned after ‘large’ cocaine seizure in EE

Several persons being questioned after ‘large’ cocaine seizure in EE

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has seized a significant quantity of cocaine during an operation on the eastern end of Tortola. The police did not specify the exact quantity but it said the operation was carried out on […]

by / on October 20, 2021 at 12:54 PM /
Governor Rankin open to having Premier chair Cabinet, COI hears

Governor Rankin open to having Premier chair Cabinet, COI hears

Unlike what was seen with his immediate predecessor, Governor John Rankin has now said he is open to having Premier Andrew Fahie chair Cabinet in his absence. During an appearance before the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) yesterday, Governor Rankin […]

by / on October 20, 2021 at 8:54 AM /
No constitutional breach in not assenting to Disaster Mgmt Act

No constitutional breach in not assenting to Disaster Mgmt Act

Governor John Rankin has concluded that no constitutional breach arises from him not giving assent to the government’s Disaster Management Act. The Act was passed in the House of Assembly (HOA) in January 2021 but both Rankin and his immediate […]

by / on October 20, 2021 at 8:37 AM /
Police facing problems serving court summonses

Police facing problems serving court summonses

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is struggling to serve court summonses to people who are charged with breaches of the law. According to Inspector Dervent Murray, the police is facing an inadequacy with regards to gathering specific information […]

by / on October 20, 2021 at 8:06 AM /
Wheatley calls for kindness

Wheatley calls for kindness

Minister of Education, Culture, & Youth Affairs, Dr Natalio Wheatley is asking for more displays of kindness in the territory as a strategy to combat bullying in schools. Speaking at the opening ceremony for the celebration of Anti-Bullying Week, Dr […]

by / on October 20, 2021 at 7:13 AM /
Brother of prominent businessman held on drug suspicion

Brother of prominent businessman held on drug suspicion

Information reaching our news centre is that the brother of a prominent businessman — who is also a high-ranking member of a government statutory body — has been arrested. BVI News understands that the man in question is in custody […]

by / on October 19, 2021 at 11:19 PM /
Police release man held after fatal boat crash

Police release man held after fatal boat crash

The following is a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Officers of the RVIPF Marine Branch are continuing their investigations in Saturday’s boating accident that took the life of one man. Initial investigations indicate that sometime […]

by / on October 19, 2021 at 8:44 PM /
Premier’s Office had breakdown to properly manage public purse?

Premier’s Office had breakdown to properly manage public purse?

The government’s Internal Auditor, Dorea Corea, has suggested there was a likely breakdown in the Premier’s Office with regards to its stewardship of the public purse. Corea made that statement in response to potential criticisms put to her when she […]

by / on October 19, 2021 at 8:54 AM /
No obligation to include ministry’s ‘verbose’ comments in audit reports

No obligation to include ministry’s ‘verbose’ comments in audit reports

Auditor General (AG), Sonia Webster, has suggested that her office is under no obligation to include feedback from relevant government ministries or departments when issuing her audit reports. The AG gave that indication when she appeared before the Commission of […]

by / on October 19, 2021 at 8:14 AM /
Cruise passengers chose not to shop at the Pier Park — Lewis

Cruise passengers chose not to shop at the Pier Park — Lewis

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)) of the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park, Vance Lewis has indicated that his team did not cause cruise passengers to bypass shops at the park when the new cruise season opened last Wednesday. In fact, […]

by / on October 19, 2021 at 7:52 AM /