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Current gov’t structure still gives Premier’s Office too much power

Current gov’t structure still gives Premier’s Office too much power

Despite indicating his support for the new National Unity Government, Opposition legislator Julian Fraser has expressed his concern that the current structure of government remains the same as before. Speaking with BVI News last Friday, Fraser said this structure gives […]

by / on May 11, 2022 at 7:49 AM /
Walwyn urges new dispensation in wake of COI report

Walwyn urges new dispensation in wake of COI report

Former legislator, Myron Walwyn, has said it will no longer be business as usual regarding how government conducts itself now that the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report has been released and its recommendations made public. One of the overarching recommendations […]

by / on May 11, 2022 at 6:24 AM /
Court convicts Tarik Aaron for possession of 27 kilos of cocaine

Court convicts Tarik Aaron for possession of 27 kilos of cocaine

This article has been updated. Tarik Aaron has been found guilty of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards handed down the decision last Wednesday, May 4. The investigations into the allegations against Aaron […]

by / on May 10, 2022 at 9:49 PM /
BVIEC: We’re not hiding info on our partnership with Delta Petroleum

BVIEC: We’re not hiding info on our partnership with Delta Petroleum

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has issued a statement criticising persons for circulating what they describe as misleading and disturbing information regarding the corporation’s partnership with Delta Petroleum. In the statement, BVIEC said it was not deliberately concealing any information […]

by / on May 10, 2022 at 2:11 PM /
Second protest against direct UK rule planned for tomorrow

Second protest against direct UK rule planned for tomorrow

Just over a week after staging a protest against the Commission of Inquiry Report’s recommendation of direct United Kingdom rule over the BVI, protestors are expected to take to the streets again to let the Governor know they are still […]

by / on May 10, 2022 at 1:30 PM /
Absolute abhorrence! Dr Smith blasts Fahie’s alleged actions

Absolute abhorrence! Dr Smith blasts Fahie’s alleged actions

Dr D. Orlando Smith, a former three-term Premier, has expressed disgust at the alleged criminal actions of recently disgraced and immediate past Premier Andrew Fahie. Dr Smith said in a recent statement: “I begin by stating my absolute abhorrence for […]

by / on May 10, 2022 at 8:30 AM /
Airbnb lists BVI as a viable destination for ‘digital nomads’

Airbnb lists BVI as a viable destination for ‘digital nomads’

As the Caribbean tourism industry continues to recover from the impact of COVID-19, Airbnb has partnered with the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) to promote certain Caribbean territories, such as the Virgin Islands, as a viable destinations for digital nomads to […]

by / on May 10, 2022 at 7:45 AM /
‘My legacy must never be tied with suggestions of criminality’

‘My legacy must never be tied with suggestions of criminality’

Former Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has forcefully rejected suggestions that elements within his previously governing National Democratic Party (NDP) administration may have been tied to acts of criminality in any way. Dr Smith’s comments come in the wake of […]

by / on May 10, 2022 at 7:31 AM /
Former VIP gov’t legislators welcome their new responsibilities

Former VIP gov’t legislators welcome their new responsibilities

Former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) legislators given new portfolios under the National Unity Government said they are unfazed by the added responsibilities and they will endeavour to do their best to help transform the territory. Speaking to BVI News at […]

by / on May 10, 2022 at 6:23 AM /
UWI Vice Chancellor calls for UK to keep its hands off BVI

UWI Vice Chancellor calls for UK to keep its hands off BVI

Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has called on the United Kingdom to retreat from stated political calls to subvert and subordinate the sovereignty of the British Virgin Islands. The UWI has joined […]

by / on May 9, 2022 at 2:39 PM /