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Have you seen this escaped detainee?

Have you seen this escaped detainee?

The following is a media release from the Immigration Department. Chief Immigration Officer, Mr Ian Penn is seeking the public’s assistance to locate Haitian national Ms Elena Milord who escaped detention between the late hours of Wednesday, May 18 and […]

by / on May 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM /
A return from UK takeover will be hard without constitutional reform

A return from UK takeover will be hard without constitutional reform

If the UK was to take over, a return to ministerial government and the House of Assembly (HOA) after the proposed two-year period would be “challenging“ without constitutional reform being established. This is according to Sir Gary Hickinbottom who — […]

by / on May 20, 2022 at 8:52 AM /
Timing of VIP’s good governance initiatives not a coincidence

Timing of VIP’s good governance initiatives not a coincidence

Commissioner of the now concluded Commission of Inquiry (COI), Sir Gary Hickinbottom, has found that the timing of good governance initiatives by the former Andrew Fahie-led government were not coincidental. In the COI report issued by Sir Gary, he shared […]

by / on May 20, 2022 at 8:22 AM /
Adaejah Hodge looks to end season on a high at World Championships

Adaejah Hodge looks to end season on a high at World Championships

Triple CARIFTA 2022 gold medallist Adaejah Hodge is looking to finish her long track and field season on a high by competing at both the senior and junior World Athletics Championship later this year and meeting the goals she has […]

by / on May 20, 2022 at 7:57 AM /
COI finds that factors outside public interest occurred with ESHS wall

COI finds that factors outside public interest occurred with ESHS wall

Commissioner Sir Gary Hickinbottom found that in expending public funds, factors other than those of the public interest may have been taken into account during the construction of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) perimeter wall. It is as a […]

by / on May 20, 2022 at 6:37 AM /
Athletics Association VP calls for more recognition of track coaches

Athletics Association VP calls for more recognition of track coaches

Vice-President of the BVI Athletics Association Ralston ‘Grandfather’ Henry has pointed out that the track and field coaches in the territory need to be respected and acknowledged for the work they are putting in with the young athletes. Speaking at […]

by / on May 20, 2022 at 6:02 AM /
Commissioner declines to state RVIPF’s involvement in Fahie probe

Commissioner declines to state RVIPF’s involvement in Fahie probe

As the United States (US) continues to build its case against disgraced former Premier Andrew Fahie and his alleged co-conspirators, Commissioner of Police in the BVI, Mark Collins, has declined to state the extent of the Royal Virgin Islands Police […]

by / on May 19, 2022 at 11:39 AM /
Wheatley to check if former Premier Fahie still getting paid

Wheatley to check if former Premier Fahie still getting paid

A review is expected to be conducted into whether the now-disgraced former Premier Andrew Fahie is still being paid a salary by the government following his unceremonious removal from office. Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley gave that indication late last week […]

by / on May 19, 2022 at 8:51 AM /
Premier hopes UK will respond to government’s proposals within days

Premier hopes UK will respond to government’s proposals within days

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has expressed hopes for an urgent response from the United Kingdom (UK) to a proposal he submitted recently on the way forward for the BVI. The BVI’s political leaders are hoping to avert direct rule by […]

by / on May 19, 2022 at 8:18 AM /
Premier won’t preempt criminal investigations into gov’t

Premier won’t preempt criminal investigations into gov’t

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has declined to speculate on possible investigations into various misdeeds that might have occurred in government departments or in projects previously executed by former governments. Just last week, Governor John Rankin launched a series of criminal investigations into […]

by / on May 19, 2022 at 7:52 AM /