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Campaign donations shouldn’t be linked to future favours — Premier

Campaign donations shouldn’t be linked to future favours — Premier

Donations made during election campaigns should not be linked to future political favours for those donors, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has expressed. The Premier shared his position on the issue at a press conference late last week as he discussed […]

by / on May 31, 2022 at 8:01 AM /
The only sustainable fix! Reservoir being finalised for Paraquita farms

The only sustainable fix! Reservoir being finalised for Paraquita farms

Despite concerns from farmers in Paraquita Bay about the persistent water issue, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said the government has implemented several short-term measures to alleviate the issue. But he concluded the long-term solution is to build a reservoir which […]

by / on May 31, 2022 at 7:49 AM /
Properly constructed landfill being proposed

Properly constructed landfill being proposed

Minister for Health and Social Development Marlon Penn said a properly constructed landfill site is being explored for the disposal of waste in the territory. Minister Penn expressed that this landfill site will be part of a comprehensive strategy the […]

by / on May 31, 2022 at 6:19 AM /
Legislative changes being mulled for statutory boards

Legislative changes being mulled for statutory boards

The appointment of statutory board members may soon be the subject of legislative changes. This is according to Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley, who shared recently that his newly installed unity government has been looking closely at fixes needed to bring […]

by / on May 31, 2022 at 6:12 AM /
Diversifying tourism is a priority for the Premier

Diversifying tourism is a priority for the Premier

While highlighting the need for aggressive strategies to raise revenues for the territory’s economy, Premier and Minister of Tourism Dr Natalio Wheatley said his government is looking to fall back on the familiar tourism industry to help combat financial challenges […]

by / on May 31, 2022 at 6:02 AM /
Junior Tourism Week launches with news of 3 youth competitions

Junior Tourism Week launches with news of 3 youth competitions

The BVI Tourist Board recently launched Junior Tourism Week with the announcement of the merger of three competitions which is expected to enhance the participation of young people in the local tourism industry.  Tourism Week will see juniors participating in […]

by / on May 30, 2022 at 1:27 PM /
Fahie still being paid as D1 Rep but should focus on his case — Premier

Fahie still being paid as D1 Rep but should focus on his case — Premier

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has confirmed that disgraced former Premier, Andrew Fahie — who is now to be tried after pleading not guilty to charges of conspiring to launder money and import cocaine into the United States — is still […]

by / on May 30, 2022 at 7:32 AM /
Belonger status has been dealt with hatefully, immaturely — Premier

Belonger status has been dealt with hatefully, immaturely — Premier

The territory’s discussions on immigration issues should take a more mature course, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has suggested. The Premier was at the time responding to questions from the media about recommendations from the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report in […]

by / on May 30, 2022 at 7:20 AM /
‘Changes’ coming at Labour Ministry; people to be ‘shifted’

‘Changes’ coming at Labour Ministry; people to be ‘shifted’

Newly appointed Minister of Labour, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull, said there will be several shakeups within his ministry as the new government of national unity seeks to combat some of the issues that have been affecting the portfolio over the years. […]

by / on May 30, 2022 at 7:09 AM /
Premier not saying if gov’t will help Willock with fees till he reads HOA report

Premier not saying if gov’t will help Willock with fees till he reads HOA report

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has declined to indicate whether his government will assist with former House Speaker Julian Willock‘s nearly $98,000 in legal fees that arose from an aborted court injunction against three Commission of Inquiry (COI) lawyers. The Premier […]

by / on May 30, 2022 at 7:08 AM /