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Archive for August, 2022

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley

Large CO2-emitting countries must help small states with climate change

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said he along with other CARICOM Heads of Government believes countries emitting large quantity CO2 must deliver on their pledges of financial support promised to Small Island Developing States like the Virgin Islands. He said CARICOM […]

by / on August 31, 2022 at 12:50 PM /
Labour Minister Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull

Turnbull clueless on abuse of office allegations against him

Labour Minister Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull said he was unaware of allegations of mismanagement, abuse of office, and conflict of interest that have been levelled against him since being appointed as minister a few months ago. At a recent press conference, […]

by / on August 31, 2022 at 8:26 AM /
Myron Walwyn

Walwyn pushes back on govt’s ‘free’ Toad Hall Estate acquisition

Former legislator Myron Walwyn has expressed disagreement with the government’s proposed approach of reclaiming the Toad Hall Estate property in Virgin Gorda that is close to the Baths.  In late 2019, the Cabinet – then led by Andrew Fahie – approved the […]

by / on August 31, 2022 at 8:14 AM /
Enis Adams Primary

Unite BVI to absorb full repair costs for Enis Adams, Francis Lettsome

Education Minister Sharie de Castro has indicated that all expenses for repair work needed on two schools assigned to house students displaced from the Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS) will be dealt with entirely by local philanthropic organisation, Unite BVI. […]

by / on August 31, 2022 at 8:07 AM /
Hadassah Ward

COI Implementation Unit being headed by Hadassah Ward

The government has finally established the Commission of Inquiry (COI) Unit that will support the delivery of the COI-recommended government reform process, and Hadassah Ward has been appointed to lead it.  The Ward-led unit began full-time operation on August 15 […]

by / on August 31, 2022 at 8:00 AM /
Cabinet ministers in the newly installed National Unity Government.

National Unity Government not a coup, Premier defends

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has sought to dispel any misinformation claiming his Government of National Unity was a coup. Dr Wheatley tackled the issue at a press conference last Friday while also thanking the public for their patience, engagement, and […]

by / on August 31, 2022 at 7:42 AM /
Sixth District Representative Alvera Maduro-Caines and her husband Emmett Caines who recently passed way.

HOA pays tribute as Maduro-Caines mourns husband’s passing

In a touching show of unity, the members of the House of Assembly paid tribute to the recently deceased Emmett Caines, the husband of Sixth District Representative Alvera Maduro Caines. Speaking during the sitting earlier today, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley […]

by / on August 30, 2022 at 1:24 PM /
One hospitalised after stabbing in Purcell

One hospitalised after stabbing in Purcell

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is currently investigating a stabbing incident that happened near the Purcell basketball court this morning. According to a press statement by the RVIPF, one male has been hospitalised. He is in stable condition. […]

by / on August 30, 2022 at 11:50 AM /
Photo Credit: BVIPA

Gov’t likely to dissolve Miami-based BVIPA LLC

A Florida-based limited liability company (LLC) that raised eyebrows earlier this year following the arrest of former Premier Andrew Fahie is likely to be dissolved, current Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has indicated. A limited liability company is a business structure […]

by / on August 30, 2022 at 10:38 AM /
Round pegs in square holes at Labour! Some people need to be moved

Round pegs in square holes at Labour! Some people need to be moved

Labour Minister Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull has protested what he described as ‘round pegs in square holes’ at the Labour Department, leading to a delay in the processing of work permits. During a recent press conference, Turnbull said he had a […]

by / on August 30, 2022 at 8:18 AM /