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Government's external attorney for the COI, Sir Geoffrey Cox, QC. (Photo Credit: The Sun)

Premier not seeking to justify corruption — Sir Geoffrey

Premier Andrew Fahie was in no way seeking to justify corruption when he appeared before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) recently, Sir Geoffrey Cox, QC of Withers LLP has argued. During the hearing, Premier Fahie had suggested that various BVI […]

by / on October 19, 2021 at 6:15 AM /
18 local special needs students certified

18 local special needs students certified

Students of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre have received certificates for development through the British-based Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN). A total of 18 past and present students at the institution for special needs students received certificates […]

by / on October 19, 2021 at 6:01 AM /
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley

Food security bill revised and going to HOA soon

The revised draft of government’s proposed Food Security & Sustainability bill has moved one step closer to becoming a law. Speaking at the opening ceremony for World Food Day on October 16, Agriculture Minister, Dr Natalio Wheatley said the new […]

by / on October 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM /
Office of Auditor General

Auditor General debunks narrative that Premier Office’s cooperated

Auditor General (AG), Sonia Webster, has disputed the narrative that the Premier’s Office made attempts to cooperate with her office during the early stages of its COVID-19 stimulus grants last year. Appearing before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) in a […]

by / on October 18, 2021 at 8:18 AM /
Water & Sewerage Department to become a statutory body

Water & Sewerage Department to become a statutory body

  The government is now expected to transform the Water & Sewerage Department into a statutory body. In its most recent post-cabinet statement, the government announced that it will introduce legislation to convert the entity into a statutory authority under […]

by / on October 18, 2021 at 7:41 AM /
Miss BVI 2021 Kathlyn Archibald-Drew

UPDATE: Newly-crowned Miss BVI to use platform to build solidarity

Kathyln Archibald-Drew, the newly crowned Miss British Virgin Islands, has said she wants to use her acquired platform to build community solidarity within the territory. The 20-year-old Howard University student was crowned as the newest title-holder inside the Eileen Parsons […]

by / on October 18, 2021 at 7:00 AM /
Dickson Igwe

COMMENTARY: Politicians saying ‘them vs us’ is not good governance

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Now, one narrative that runs through the Commission of Inquiry is the subtle quest to divide the Virgin Islands population into various groups, by certain officials.  This may be an attempt to distract from the legitimate […]

by / on October 18, 2021 at 6:05 AM /
One dead, one arrested, and three hospitalised following boat crash

One dead, one arrested, and three hospitalised following boat crash

One man has been pronounced dead and three others hospitalised following a boat collision involving two vessels late Saturday afternoon. The police said the collision happened in waters outside the Prospect Reef area. The law enforcers further reported this morning, […]

by / on October 17, 2021 at 10:49 AM /
Health Minister Carvin Malone

Curfew order revoked! Cabinet relaxes event gathering protocols

Cabinet has revoked the existing curfew that was in effect in the British Virgin Islands for the last several weeks. Health Minister made that announcement in an audio broadcast Friday evening, October 15. He indicated that the curfew revocation is […]

by / on October 15, 2021 at 9:49 PM /
Tiffany Scatliffe-Esprit

DPP: ‘Shorty’ Daly’s murder was a contract killing

The murder of Mathew ‘Shorty’ Daly was a contract killing, according to Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Tiffany Scatliffe-Espirit. The DPP said there is an eyewitness who disclosed information that the four accused, 29-year-old Edward Crook and 25-year-old Dejshon Benjamin […]

by / on October 15, 2021 at 12:53 PM /