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Man charged for conspiracy to murder Kadeem Jimenez

Man charged for conspiracy to murder Kadeem Jimenez

The following is a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Officers of the Major Incident Team today charged one male in relation to last December’s murder of Kadeem Jimenez and charged another for firearm, ammunition, and […]

by / on February 22, 2023 at 10:05 PM /
PVIM and NDP leaders Ronnie Skelton and Marlon Penn, respectively.

JUST IN: NDP, PVIM explore merger but talks seemingly break down

The National Democratic Party (NDP) and the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) have been having discussions about merging to contest upcoming general elections. However, there now seems to be a breakdown in talks between the two political organisations. The PVIM […]

by / on February 22, 2023 at 5:57 PM /
EZ Shipping's Midnight Czar.

EZ Shipping received more than $700K pay when barges not used

An audit report on the COVID-19 border security contracts for marine platforms between the Andrew Fahie-led government and EZ Shipping showed that the company received payments even when it provided no services. According to the report issued by Auditor General […]

by / on February 22, 2023 at 8:52 AM /
Xaria in Cesar Galindo. 
Photographer: @froylanf

BVI models gain int’l exposure at New York Fashion Week

Summer Sizzle BVI has created a winning platform for BVI models and other fashion industry creatives by providing unparalleled professional training and mentorship from globally renowned fashion designers, top models, celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and photographers.  We celebrate and champion […]

by / on February 22, 2023 at 8:16 AM /
Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley

Oops! I made a mistake supporting Skelton Cline’s contracts — Premier

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has declared that he blundered in supporting the series of government contracts Claude Skelton Cline was gifted immediately after the Andrew Fahie-led Virgin Islands Party was elected into government back in 2019. Premier Wheatley admitted to […]

by / on February 22, 2023 at 6:30 AM /
Auditor General had questionable conclusions — Premier

Auditor General had questionable conclusions — Premier

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has suggested that Auditor General (AG) Sonia Webster has arrived at questionable conclusions in some of her audits. The Premier gave that indication during a debate in the House of Assembly (HOA) yesterday on an audit […]

by / on February 22, 2023 at 6:22 AM /

Aren’t BVI’s water problems more important than CSC audit?

Ninth District Representative and former Labour minister Vincent Wheatley has questioned whether the territory’s water and sewerage problems were not more important than the government’s contracts with Claude Skelton Cline. “Somehow I feel that we have kind of cherry-picked a […]

by / on February 22, 2023 at 6:16 AM /
Owner of Grace Consultants and Chairman of the Cruise Tourism Committee, Claude Skelton Cline.

Report: There are signals that gov’t knew Skelton Cline was inadequate

The findings of an audit conducted on Claude Skelton Cline’s last three public contracts indicate that the government might have been aware that Skelton Cline was badly underperforming, but they continued to keep him employed anyway. In her December 2022 […]

by / on February 22, 2023 at 6:11 AM /
Wanted fugitive, Nyron Erickson

Privy Council rejects Erickson’s application to appeal extradition

The Privy Council has rejected former fugitive from justice, Nyron Erickson’s application to appeal against the governor’s order to have him extradited to the United States of America (US). Erickson faces an indictment in the USA on charges of conspiracy […]

by / on February 21, 2023 at 4:16 PM /
Education Minister signs the contract for  the refurbishment of sections of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre on Virgin Gorda.

Premier calls for code of conduct after media walkout

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has so far remained mum over the reason for barring Guavaberry Media operative, Cindy Rosan from a press conference scheduled by his office yesterday.  The media staged a walkout from yesterday’s planned news conference with Premier Wheatley after […]

by / on February 21, 2023 at 8:15 AM /