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Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley. (GIS Photo)

Decisions coming soon for Anegada land titles

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has promised to address some issues regarding land ownership on the sister island of Anegada. Premier Wheatley said his Cabinet will decide on land titles for about one hundred and seventy persons in Anegada sometime this […]

by / on December 25, 2023 at 6:43 AM /
Disgraced former Premier, Andrew Fahie

Fahie fires back! Attorney slams prosecution’s late motion

Former premier Andrew Fahie’s legal team has fired back at US prosecutors over an attempt to introduce one of several ‘eleventh-hour’ motions filed before the court just weeks ahead of his January 8, 2024 trial. Fahie is charged with several […]

by / on December 22, 2023 at 8:02 AM /
This 'BVI' sculpture is located at the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park.

Premier hails visitor numbers, says BVI ‘doing well’

The BVI is currently closing in on one million visitor arrivals — a milestone it has achieved only once before — prompting much excitement from Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley. Premier Wheatley, who is also the Tourism Minister, expressed that the […]

by / on December 22, 2023 at 7:56 AM /
The statue of Cyril B Romney mounted at the pier park on Tortola.

Pier Park pays over $500K in dividends to 68 shareholders

The Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park Ltd (TPPL) has announced that some 68 shareholders will be receiving dividend cheques for amounts accrued in 2022. A statement from TPPL said dividends have been approved by the TPPL Board in the […]

by / on December 22, 2023 at 7:49 AM /
Not the actual plants mentioned in the story.

Weed farmer escapes while cops destroy marijuana fields

BVI News understands that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force recently raided a number of local plots where marijuana was had been planted. The locations of the plots are uncertain at this time but our news centre was told that […]

by / on December 22, 2023 at 7:44 AM /
A section of Tortola. (BVI News photo)

Gov’t housing agency not a strange thing — Premier

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has promised to represent the interests of persons he described as only needing a little assistance from the government in their quest for home ownership. “It is not a strange thing for the government to either […]

by / on December 22, 2023 at 7:19 AM /

Opposition Leader: ‘Deliberate agenda to destabilise BVI’

Opposition Leader Ronnie Skelton has suggested that efforts are being made to destabilise the BVI. He pointed to the dire state of the BVI’s court system and urged leaders to take corrective measures. Skelton, while speaking in the House of […]

by / on December 21, 2023 at 1:27 PM /
US prosecutors wants to block Fahie’s ‘entrapment defence’

US prosecutors wants to block Fahie’s ‘entrapment defence’

Prosecutors in the trial for former premier Andrew Fahie are anticipating that he will invoke an entrapment defence and have filed a motion to block that legal strategy. Effectively, the entrapment defence is used when an accused person claims they […]

by / on December 21, 2023 at 7:53 AM /
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley

Premier dismisses nepotism accusations

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has dismissed suggestions that his government is involved in any form of nepotism, suggesting that these accusations may have come because of the way the government conducts business. Premier Wheatley said that a lack of policy […]

by / on December 21, 2023 at 7:28 AM /
Junior Minister Karl Dawson

Dawson defends Premier’s absence from budget process

Amid continued criticism being levied against the Premier for his absence from the territory during the budget process, Junior Minister Dr Karl Dawson has defended the leader, saying Premier Wheatley still managed to played his part in the important national […]

by / on December 21, 2023 at 7:22 AM /