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Archive for July, 2024

Dictatorship! Skelton slams proposed Inquiries Bill

Dictatorship! Skelton slams proposed Inquiries Bill

Opposition Leader Ronnie Skelton has strongly criticised the United Kingdom (UK) for what he suggested was its dictatorial approach in governing BVI. During yesterday’s sitting of the House of Assembly (HOA), Skelton told lawmakers that as the BVI progresses through […]

by / on July 17, 2024 at 10:21 AM /
Fraser champions BVI’s self-determination

Fraser champions BVI’s self-determination

Third District Representative Julian Fraser has stressed the need for the BVI to urgently pursue self-determination if the territory is ever to break free from the grip of the United Kingdom (UK). The United Nations Charter’s definition of self-determination describes […]

by / on July 17, 2024 at 8:00 AM /
Vessel carrying Frandie Jr made multiple breaches, says ‘expert’

Vessel carrying Frandie Jr made multiple breaches, says ‘expert’

A maritime consultant testified as an expert defence witness in the manslaughter trial of Andrew Morrell, asserting that the Yeya vessel breached multiple maritime rules in the boating accident that led to the death of Frandie Martin Jr. on October […]

by / on July 17, 2024 at 7:26 AM /
BVI’s COI laws from the 19th century being modernised

BVI’s COI laws from the 19th century being modernised

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley called on elected officials in the territory to unite in their efforts to overhaul the BVI’s antiquated inquiry legislation, a relic from the 19th century. During yesterday’s sitting of the House of Assembly, Dr Wheatley presented […]

by / on July 17, 2024 at 6:30 AM /
Rohan Williams found guilty of murder and rape

Rohan Williams found guilty of murder and rape

The following is a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Justice was served in the High Court on Friday, July 12, as Rohan Williams was found guilty on both counts for the murder and rape of […]

by / on July 16, 2024 at 7:01 PM /
Asphalt plant suffers from inconsistent power issues

Asphalt plant suffers from inconsistent power issues

Public Works Director Jeremy Hodge has reported ongoing difficulties with the asphalt plant in the territory, noting that an issue of inconsistent power supply has caused the plant to malfunction. While speaking on ZBVI radio recently, Hodge said he summoned […]

by / on July 16, 2024 at 8:02 AM /
Small businesses promised grants amid wage increase concerns

Small businesses promised grants amid wage increase concerns

Amid concerns about how the government’s minimum wage increase will affect micro businesses, Minister of Labour and Financial Services Lorna Smith has announced that the government will offer grants to small businesses as financial support. Minister Smith made this announcement […]

by / on July 16, 2024 at 7:39 AM /
Penn blasts sluggish efforts for EE community centre project

Penn blasts sluggish efforts for EE community centre project

The slow progress on the East End Community Centre project has drawn sharp criticism from Eighth District Representative Marlon Penn. In a recent House of Assembly sitting, Penn expressed deep frustration over the delayed completion of the critical project, which […]

by / on July 16, 2024 at 6:53 AM /
No UK gov’t response since last COI review — Governor

No UK gov’t response since last COI review — Governor

Governor Daniel Pruce has stated that the newly formed United Kingdom (UK) government has yet to provide feedback regarding the latest Commission of Inquiry (COI) recommendation implementation review. Governor  Pruce, while speaking on the “Talking Points” radio show, commented that […]

by / on July 16, 2024 at 6:44 AM /
Multiple charges dropped against Andrew Morrell

Multiple charges dropped against Andrew Morrell

Three of the four charges against Andrew Morrell in connection with the fatal boating incident that resulted in the death of Frandie Martin Jr. on October 16, 2021, have been dropped. Morrell had been charged with manslaughter, causing injury to […]

by / on July 15, 2024 at 3:15 PM /