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No clear plan! Penn chides gov’t for BVI’s poor infrastructure

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has criticised the ruling Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration for having no clear plan on how to approach some of the dire infrastructural issues facing the territory. “What we’ve seen from this administration is a constant […]

by / on February 25, 2022 at 7:12 AM /
Labour Minister Vincent Wheatley.

All we get mostly is criticism

Labour Minister Vincent Wheatley has appealed for continued prayers and encouragement from supporters of the governing Virgin Islands party (VIP), citing the emotional challenges that have to be faced in public life. “A lot of us in the public life, […]

by / on February 25, 2022 at 6:21 AM /
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Man fatally shot in Huntums Ghut Thursday night

A man was fatally wounded during a shooting incident in the Huntums Ghut area of Tortola earlier tonight, Thursday, February 24. Police confirmed his death moments ago. The law enforcers said in a brief statement that the incident happened around […]

by / on February 24, 2022 at 11:12 PM /
Supervisor of Elections, Scherrie Griffin.

BVI to get Voter Registration and Election Management System

With the proverbial ‘election season’ fast approaching and preparations beginning, the government has invited interested contractors to send proposals to provide a Voter Registration and Election Management System for the territory. Supervisor of Elections, Scherrie Griffin said the tender for […]

by / on February 24, 2022 at 3:15 PM /
Premeir Andrew Fahie

Premier refutes Penn’s ‘no money’ claims on WE ferry terminal

Premier Andrew Fahie has rebutted claims that his government has no access to the necessary funding to execute the West End ferry terminal development project. Fahie, while speaking at a community meeting in the Seventh Electoral District on Wednesday evening, […]

by / on February 24, 2022 at 8:17 AM /
Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley

EE/LL sewerage project a major priority for us — Deputy Premier

Deputy Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said persons should expect to see more work being done on the East End/Long Look project starting very soon. His comment comes in the wake of claims by Opposition Leader Marlon Penn that nothing was […]

by / on February 24, 2022 at 8:08 AM /
Dr Marcia Potter

New scholarship policy will not apply to existing awardees

Once the newly revised Virgin Islands Scholarship Policy is passed before the House of Assembly, students who are currently on scholarships through the policy will not be impacted by the legislation. Speaking yesterday on the Department of Information’s ‘Public Eye’ […]

by / on February 24, 2022 at 8:02 AM /
Minister of Health Carvin Malone

Malone hits out at ‘wilful’ VIP detractors

Minister of Health and Social Development, Carvin Malone has criticised persons in the public who he said have been providing ‘inaccurate information’ about the achievements of the Andrew Fahie-led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) since they entered office in 2019. Speaking […]

by / on February 24, 2022 at 7:53 AM /
Claude Skelton Cline

Shameful! HOA still held in gym, says Skelton Cline

Political commentator and clergyman, Pastor Claude Skelton Cline said it is a “national disgrace” that the House of Assembly (HOA) continues to meet in a gymnasium nearly five years after Hurricane Irma damaged its original location in Road Town. He […]

by / on February 24, 2022 at 7:30 AM /
Police record another rise in incidents with the mentally ill

Police record another rise in incidents with the mentally ill

The following is a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). RVIPF is seeing another rise in reports of incidents involving persons with mental illness or those displaying similar behaviour. Last night, a Long Bush female resident […]

by / on February 23, 2022 at 4:54 PM /