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Christian Council appeals court’s judgement in same-sex marriage case

Christian Council appeals court’s judgement in same-sex marriage case

This story has been updated. Justice Gerard Farara has granted the BVI Christian Council’s ‘recent and urgent’ application to appeal a judgement made by Justice Adrian Jack, who is presiding over the High Court matter involving a same-sex couple. Attorney […]

by / on September 30, 2022 at 8:33 AM /
The system failed our children — Education Minister

The system failed our children — Education Minister

Education Minister Sharie de Castro said she believes the territory’s education system has not properly fulfilled its obligation to students, especially school drop-outs. “The system failed them,” de Castro said while speaking at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club […]

by / on September 30, 2022 at 8:18 AM /
‘HOA not a rubber stamp’, Premier says on reform committee

‘HOA not a rubber stamp’, Premier says on reform committee

Arguing that the House of Assembly (HOA) is not a rubber stamp, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said a measure by the House to implement a committee to oversee reforms was independent of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report’s recommendations. The […]

by / on September 30, 2022 at 8:02 AM /
Premier addresses victimisation concerns at BVIEC

Premier addresses victimisation concerns at BVIEC

Persons concerned about unjust treatment or abuse by the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) can feel free to take their grouse to the individuals responsible for oversight of that body, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has suggested. “If persons have specific complaints […]

by / on September 30, 2022 at 7:15 AM /
Local cyclist Darel Christopher Jr completes Road World Champs

Local cyclist Darel Christopher Jr completes Road World Champs

The BVI’s professional cyclist Darel Christopher Jr has completed the 2022 UCI (Union Cyclist International) Road World Championships held in Australia last week. Christopher’s participation was made possible through sponsorship from the Ministry of Sports and the private sector. Walkers […]

by / on September 30, 2022 at 6:07 AM /
‘Vexing common practice’! Gov’t shuffles, defers scheduled Q&As

‘Vexing common practice’! Gov’t shuffles, defers scheduled Q&As

Opposition Leader Julian Fraser has voiced complaints about the frequency at which successive governments have shuffled the House of Assembly’s (HOA) order paper at their own leisure. The order paper lists the agenda for each sitting of the House, and […]

by / on September 29, 2022 at 8:28 AM /
Premier unfazed by Pickering’s switch to At-Large candidacy

Premier unfazed by Pickering’s switch to At-Large candidacy

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has seemingly adopted a posture of indifference towards former Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering’s latest decision to contest the next general election as a Territorial At-Large candidate. Dr Pickering, who had announced back in April that […]

by / on September 29, 2022 at 8:02 AM /
Premier still clueless about status of gov’t spending with COI

Premier still clueless about status of gov’t spending with COI

Weeks after being asked about how much money his government has expended on the Commission of Inquiry (COI) reforms so far, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has indicated that he remains uncertain about that figure. Previously, Premier Wheatley described the costs of […]

by / on September 29, 2022 at 7:52 AM /
Decision whether to extend RDA’s mandate on Cabinet agenda

Decision whether to extend RDA’s mandate on Cabinet agenda

Cabinet is expected to consider extending the mandate of the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) which was set up after the 2017 hurricanes of Irma and Maria to assist in restoring some of the territory’s damaged infrastructure. This was disclosed […]

by / on September 29, 2022 at 7:51 AM /
Some deadlines missed, but good progress on COI reforms — Premier

Some deadlines missed, but good progress on COI reforms — Premier

While acknowledging that his Unity Government has already missed some key deadlines concerning agreed Commission of Inquiry (COI) related reforms, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has indicated that there have been advances made so far. “We have a few deadlines that […]

by / on September 29, 2022 at 7:03 AM /