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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 /
COI Report: Consider doing criminal probe against Premier’s Office

COI Report: Consider doing criminal probe against Premier’s Office

The Commission of Inquiry (COI) report has called for officials to look into the possibility of a criminal probe into the obstruction meted out to the Auditor General’s (AG) office by the Premier’s Office during an audit of the COVID-19 […]

by / on May 9, 2022 at 8:41 AM /
Increase jury pool by adding long-term residents, COI report says

Increase jury pool by adding long-term residents, COI report says

The Commission of Inquiry (COI) report — issued by Sir Gary Hickinbottom — has called upon the relevant officials in the BVI to revise the territory’s Jury Act. Under the Jury Act currently, only persons who are Belongers, who have […]

by / on May 9, 2022 at 8:21 AM /
Former Opposition legislators determined to bring change to new portfolios

Former Opposition legislators determined to bring change to new portfolios

The two former Opposition legislators, Marlon Penn and Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull said they are determined to work towards bringing change and resolving the issues their portfolios have had over the last several years. Under the new National Unity Government headed […]

by / on May 9, 2022 at 7:22 AM /
Unity gov’t will not neglect the people’s needs — Wheatley

Unity gov’t will not neglect the people’s needs — Wheatley

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has reassured the Virgin Islands people that while the National Unity Government will be focused on reform and implementing the Commission of Inquiry recommendations, his government will not neglect the delivery of public service and the […]

by / on May 9, 2022 at 6:28 AM /
COI: BVI should review its law enforcement systems

COI: BVI should review its law enforcement systems

The BVI is in need of a wholesale review of its law enforcement and justice systems, the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report has concluded. According to the report’s author, COI Commissioner Sir Gary Hickinbottom, this should not only include the […]

by / on May 9, 2022 at 6:05 AM /
COI recommends full audit of all major gov’t contracts in last 3 years

COI recommends full audit of all major gov’t contracts in last 3 years

The Commission of Inquiry (COI) report has recommended that all major contracts exceeding $100,000 that were considered and approved by Cabinet over the last three years should be the subject of a full audit performed by the territory’s Auditor General. […]

by / on May 6, 2022 at 2:22 PM /
Fahie’s bail offer on hold pending US prosecutor’s appeal

Fahie’s bail offer on hold pending US prosecutor’s appeal

Former Premier Andrew Fahie’s $500,000 bail offer from the United States (US) Federal Court has been put on hold. This is because US prosecutors have filed to appeal the judge’s decision to grant the disgraced premier bail. Fahie will remain […]

by / on May 6, 2022 at 10:55 AM /
Despite new gov’t, no final decision made on COI recommendations

Despite new gov’t, no final decision made on COI recommendations

Despite accepting the cross-partisan National Unity Government proposed by local legislators to help maintain the democratic integrity of the territory, Governor John Rankin said no final decision has been made on whether the recommendations from the Commission of Inquiry Report […]

by / on May 6, 2022 at 7:31 AM /
Best for the job! Fraser now the leader of a one-man Opposition

Best for the job! Fraser now the leader of a one-man Opposition

Newly appointed Premier, Dr Natalio Wheatley said it was in the best interests of the Virgin Islands for there to remain an Opposition and he believed that senior legislator in the House of Assembly, Julian Fraser, was best suited for […]

by / on May 6, 2022 at 7:15 AM /