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Archive for September, 2023

Representative of the Second District where Jost Van Dyke is located, Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull.

Turnbull heard gunshots while sitting in bed

Second District Representative Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull has urged lawmakers to do more in protecting residents of the territory given the increased rate of crime and growing presence of illegal guns. Turnbull told the House of Assembly that his tranquillity was […]

by / on September 21, 2023 at 5:05 PM /
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley.

Some people want politicians to be broke

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has posited that there is a common belief that elected leaders shouldn’t be financially stable, saying that’s the reason past leaders shied away from increasing the salaries of politicians. The Premier made the statement on September […]

by / on September 21, 2023 at 6:19 AM /
The BVIPA's cargo facility in Port Purcell, Tortola.

Why is it so hard to get goods from Customs?

Opposition Leader Ronnie Skelton has called on the minister responsible for the Customs Department to address problems at the facility, as residents are finding it more difficult to get the goods they need to conduct business. “I don’t know what […]

by / on September 21, 2023 at 6:14 AM /
Myron Walwyn.

Persons homeless in BVI while refugees get hotels

Sixth District Representative Myron Walwyn has shed light on the plight of some residents who, he says, have been forced to live in their cars while refugees in the Virgin Islands are being accommodated in hotels at the taxpayers’ expense. […]

by / on September 21, 2023 at 6:10 AM /
Community urged to leave turtle eggs alone

Community urged to leave turtle eggs alone

Local authorities say they’ve received multiple reports by fishers and other concerned residents about persons who are harvesting turtle eggs and juvenile fish. Director of Agriculture and Fisheries Theodore James is reminding residents that the harvesting of turtle eggs is […]

by / on September 21, 2023 at 6:09 AM /
Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr.

Public Service General Orders ‘put to rest’

Deputy Governor David Archer Jr said the historical general orders that govern the way public service officers function have now been put to rest. Archers said the orders, which date back to the early 1970s, will be replaced with new […]

by / on September 21, 2023 at 6:04 AM /
Myron Walwyn

Greedy bill gave retired politicians up to $10K per month

Sixth District Representative Myron Walwayn has pointed out that some retired politicians already collected up to $10,000 per month under the controversial “Greedy Bill”, although sections of the law were finally thrashed in the House of Assembly on September 19. […]

by / on September 20, 2023 at 11:16 PM /
Nyron Erickson

Nyron Erickson allegedly re-arrested on return to BVI

Police have confirmed the arrest of one male who returned to the territory earlier today. The individual is suspected of being involved in a spate of violent gun crimes which occurred in the territory recently, police suggested. Officials did not […]

by / on September 20, 2023 at 9:16 PM /
"Although there is potential for abuse, we do not believe it is as loose and uncontrolled as portrayed in the Premier’s statement." — Former BVIAA board

Police probe ‘unauthorised aircraft landing’ at Anegada airport

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said it is investigating what it described as a recent unauthorised landing of an aircraft at the Auguste George Airport on Anegada. The incident is said to have happened in the early morning […]

by / on September 20, 2023 at 5:49 PM /
Some doing well, some catching hell — Skelton

Some doing well, some catching hell — Skelton

Opposition Leader Ronnie Skelton has lambasted insurance companies and banks in the territory for what he suggested were Ponzi schemes and predatory practices being meted out to their customers. “I am 65 and my life insurance doubled. I hit sixty-two, […]

by / on September 20, 2023 at 7:24 AM /