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Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, Marlon Penn.

Penn denounces Premier’s proposed committee for Willock

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has lambasted Premier Andrew Fahie’s efforts at putting forward a resolution that seeks to establish a committee to ultimately decide who should pay House Speaker Julian Willock’s legal costs for an aborted court injunction. The injunction […]

by / on November 4, 2021 at 9:04 AM /
Government legislator, Shereen Flax-Charles.

My blood ran cold! Flax-Charles horrified at disturbing VINO cartoon

Territorial At-large Representative and Junior Minister for Trade, Shereen Flax-Charles recounted her horror after first viewing a despicable cartoon that was run on the Julian Willock-owned Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) website.  The offensive cartoon, which was quickly pulled after […]

by / on November 4, 2021 at 8:30 AM /
Second District Representative Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull (left) and Premier Andrew Fahie.

Premier ambushes Turnbull over ‘Belongership to rapist’ comments

Premier Andrew Fahie seized upon a statement made by Opposition legislator Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull in the House of Assembly (HOA) last evening, interrupting Turnbull’s contribution numerous times to dispute his claims. Turnbull was at the time referring to some of […]

by / on November 4, 2021 at 7:43 AM /
The VIP government. (Carvin Malone at foreground)

Cabinet accused of meddling with HOA lawyers

Suggestions have been made that Cabinet possibly meddled in the legal matters relating to the use of lawyers assigned to other House of Assembly (HOA) members for the Commission of Inquiry (COI). A decision was made months ago that, to […]

by / on November 4, 2021 at 6:25 AM /
Missing defendants can still be prosecuted

Missing defendants can still be prosecuted

It is not an uncommon practice for the Magistrate’s Court to proceed with the trial for persons who cannot be located by the court, according to prosecutor Kristian Johnson. Johnson’s statement comes after the court found three men guilty of […]

by / on November 4, 2021 at 6:24 AM /
Premier and Minister of Finance, Andrew Fahie delivering his Budget Address on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. (Photo by Esther Durand/BVI News).

Premier moves to form committee to decide on Willock’s legal fees

Premier Andrew Fahie has moved to appoint a special parliamentary committee to determine what permission Speaker Julian Willock received when he filed a court injunction against attorneys with the Commission of Inquiry, and whether this legal action was warranted. The […]

by / on November 3, 2021 at 5:30 PM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

I’ve never used my powers to block legislation — Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie said he has never used his powers as the leader of government’s business or as Finance Minister to prevent any bill or motion from being debated or properly ventilated in the House of Assembly (HOA). The Premier […]

by / on November 3, 2021 at 2:21 PM /
Claude Skelton Cline

Give education budgetary priority, gov’t told

Political commentator Claude Skelton-Cline has called for an urgent reassessment of the priority of the education system in the BVI.  Skelton-Cline‘s comments come in the wake of a sequence of deplorable events which has seen teachers engaging in industrial action […]

by / on November 3, 2021 at 8:15 AM /
BVI Commercial Court

Rise in in-person financial services operations to boost economy

The financial services and commercial litigation sector are expecting a marked increase in face-to-face operations now that the BVI has eased COVID-19 restrictions in the territory. According to Vanessa King, the head of Banking & Finance at O’Neal Webster Law […]

by / on November 3, 2021 at 8:04 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

I wasn’t against BVI’s largest drug bust — Premier Fahie

Premier Andrew Fahie has denied ever being against a multi-million dollar drug bust that happened late last year, and suggested his views were misrepresented in the UK Guardian newspaper.  The drug bust, which was the largest in BVI history at […]

by / on November 3, 2021 at 7:45 AM /