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Archive for February, 2023

A section of the main island of Tortola. (BVI News Photo)

National Sustainable Development Plan to launch today

The government is set to launch its National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP) today, February 27, describing it as a step towards creating a more prosperous and sustainable future for the people of the territory.  Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley expressed that […]

by / on February 27, 2023 at 6:14 AM /
PVIM members and political candidates from left: Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull, Ronnie Skelton, Shereen Flax-Charles.

Shereen Flax-Charles goes blue! Lawmaker joins PVIM

Territorial At-Large Representative, Shereen Flax-Charles has joined forces with the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM). She will not be seeking to retain her seat as a Territorial At-Large candidate but rather joins the party as its political candidate for the […]

by / on February 24, 2023 at 10:47 AM /
The building that houses the High Court in Road Town, Tortola.

Man wins over $30K for wrongful arrest, unlawful police search

The High Court has issued a judgment that awards more than $30,000 to a man it concluded was wrongfully arrested by police in 2018 when police broke into his apartment and dragged him from beside his sleeping baby to handcuff […]

by / on February 24, 2023 at 7:59 AM /
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley

CSC no longer supports VIP because ‘gravy train’ is over — Premier

In declaring it was a mistake for him to support the three lucrative public contracts awarded to Claude Skelton Cline between 2019 and 2021, Premier Dr Natalio has seemingly taken a sudden antagonistic approach to the former government consultant. While […]

by / on February 24, 2023 at 7:49 AM /
Days left to register to vote, seek transfer!

Days left to register to vote, seek transfer!

The Office of the Supervisor of Elections has indicated that Virgin Islanders and Belongers might only have days left to register to vote or transfer the address where they are currently registered to vote. According to Supervisor of Elections Scherrie […]

by / on February 24, 2023 at 7:41 AM /
Marlon Penn

There’s been a cycle of cronyism — Penn

Health Minister Marlon Penn has called for a change of the status quo regarding the way the government does business with consultants in the territory. Penn was speaking at the time in the House of Assembly during the debate of […]

by / on February 24, 2023 at 7:23 AM /
Claude Skelton Cline

I feel no compulsion to defend myself — Skelton Cline

Clergyman and former government consultant Claude Skelton Cline has refused to answer critics in the wake of a scathing audit report over his contracts between 2019 and 2021 with the former Andrew Fahie-led government. “The conversations in regards to contracts I had […]

by / on February 23, 2023 at 7:59 AM /
Lorna Smith

Not a popularity contest! Former First Lady confirms candidacy

Former First Lady Lorna Smith pointed to her competence and experience as options for voters to consider at the next elections, confirming in the process that she intends to be a candidate for elected office. “About two weeks ago, I was asked, […]

by / on February 23, 2023 at 7:50 AM /
Julian Fraser.

Ministers can walk out of HOA in protest, but they don’t — Fraser

Opposition Leader Julian Fraser has argued that government ministers can find ways to demonstrate their opposition to Bills which are brought to the House of Assembly (HOA) that they do not agree with. Fraser’s comments come in the wake of […]

by / on February 23, 2023 at 6:45 AM /
Remove the stigma attached to ‘consultancy’ — de Castro

Remove the stigma attached to ‘consultancy’ — de Castro

Education Minister Sharie de Castro has cautioned that steps need to be taken to separate the concept of consultancy from the stain and stigma that has been attached to the word in the BVI. The minister was speaking in the […]

by / on February 23, 2023 at 6:31 AM /