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UNICEF leading review on BVI’s welfare benefits and grants

UNICEF leading review on BVI’s welfare benefits and grants

Governor John Rankin has announced that a team from UNICEF will be assisting with the process of reviewing welfare benefits and grants as prescribed in the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report. Governor Rankin said his office worked constructively with the […]

by / on August 12, 2022 at 8:15 AM /
Governor’s first COI quarterly review to be published September

Governor’s first COI quarterly review to be published September

The first of what will be a regular quarterly review of the Commission of Inquiry Implementation process will be done in September by Governor John Rankin. Rankin made the pronouncement at a recent joint press conference with Premier Dr Natalio […]

by / on August 12, 2022 at 7:43 AM /
Decision on whether to rebuild ASPS yet to be made

Decision on whether to rebuild ASPS yet to be made

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has indicated that there may be little delay in deciding whether the Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS) structure will be demolished and rebuilt. The educational institution was shuttered abruptly back in June after a structural analysis […]

by / on August 12, 2022 at 7:06 AM /
Reform progress was key topic of talks with BVI All-Party Group

Reform progress was key topic of talks with BVI All-Party Group

At a recent trip to the United Kingdom to conduct official business, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley met with the members of the BVI All-Party Group in the British Parliament and according to him, the conversation revolved around the progression of […]

by / on August 12, 2022 at 6:47 AM /
Premier proud of BVI’s recovery progress since Irma

Premier proud of BVI’s recovery progress since Irma

The BVI has been able to restore much of its educational infrastructure since the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria almost five years ago, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley stated. Pointing to successes such as the Elmore Stoutt High School […]

by / on August 12, 2022 at 6:06 AM /
Premier hoping for greater relationship with USVI

Premier hoping for greater relationship with USVI

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has said he is looking to improve the relationship between the British Virgin Islands and the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI) through the Virgin Islands Council meeting and Friendship Day. In a recent press conference, […]

by / on August 11, 2022 at 1:32 PM /
Premier refutes that gov’t doesn’t give Athletics Association funding

Premier refutes that gov’t doesn’t give Athletics Association funding

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has disputed assertions that the government has not been giving financial support to the BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) over the last few years. The Premier was questioned at a recent press conference about the government’s support […]

by / on August 11, 2022 at 8:22 AM /
Premier to address long lines with local banking association

Premier to address long lines with local banking association

Residents of the BVI have complained bitterly about long, winding lines at banks and other institutions — particularly over the last two years — that have left patrons exposed to the sun and some even fainting; requiring medical attention as […]

by / on August 11, 2022 at 8:04 AM /
Premier still committed to creating Freedom of Information law

Premier still committed to creating Freedom of Information law

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said his administration is still committed to creating and passing a Freedom of Information Act in the House of Assembly. In the last few months, the government has been scrambling to implement various legislative changes to […]

by / on August 11, 2022 at 7:52 AM /
Changing prison culture necessary to stem violence among inmates

Changing prison culture necessary to stem violence among inmates

Over the past few years, there have been reports of violence among inmates emerging from Her Majesty’s Prison with the latest being the stabbing of high-level prisoner Jose Almestica. With that in mind, Governor John Rankin has said the culture […]

by / on August 11, 2022 at 7:43 AM /