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Stop referring to us as the ‘BVI’, says Opposition Leader
We are not British, we are their victims. They rigged our systems to be controlled by their unelected corrupted officials. Amid the political tensions between the BVI and the United Kingdom, one lawmaker has expressed that people should ...
Burden I carry for BVI has cost me tremendously - Skelton Cline
Political commentator and clergyman Claude Skelton Cline said the burden he has carried for the territory has cost him dearly.
Oil tanker fined $250,000 for burning high sulfur fuel near St Croix
Ionian Management, which manages three vessels including M/T Ocean Princess, was sentenced on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, to pay a fine of $250,000 after pleading guilty to a violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.
VI ‘dragging its feet’ on by-election for Fahie’s D1 seat– Vere H.E. Browne
Former Chief Inspector in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Mr Vere H.E. Browne, who is a resident of the Third District of the Virgin Islands, has questioned why the government continues to 'drag its feet' on removing Hon An...
VI may experience heavy rainfall & thunderstorms this weekend- DDM
The Virgin Islands (VI) may experience heavy rainfall and thunderstorms this weekend, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has informed.
‘We are small but mighty’! Charity Rymer speaks in UK parliament
If Charity Rymer’s presentation in the United Kingdom (UK) House of Commons is anything to go by, the BVI’s future is looking quite bright.
Court declines AG’s delay request in same-sex marriage case
Justice Adrian Jack has refused an adjournment requested by Attorney General (AG) Dawn Smith over a matter involving a same-sex couple before the High Court.
‘We want the report!’- Hon Malone says AG to be written for Withers CoI response
Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says he intends to write the Attorney General, Hon Dawn J. Smith, to produce the report that should have been created by Withers law firm in response...
VI not a safe haven for shell companies - BVI Finance boss
Chief Executive Officer of BVI Finance Elise Donovan has sought to dispel the common notion that the Virgin Islands is a safe haven for shell companies to operate.
False reporting a concern! Premier denies issuing $80K media contract
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has expressed concerns about what he describes as negative and false reporting by some members of the local media fraternity on the actions of the new National Unity Government.
One big lie in the Queen's speech resonated in the Caribbean
The Queen's speech included a statement that is an unfortunate big lie: "my Government will play a leading role in defending democracy and freedom across the world", while the The very same Queen's government is trying to do exactly what...
The United Kingdom is trying to violate its international obligations in respect of United Nations Resolution 1514
The COI recommendations to cancel the democracy in BVI is violating article 21 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (resolution 217). The recommendation to recolonize the territory by a remote UK dictatorship rule, instead of ...
“I am here to listen and to understand’ - UK Minister Amanda A. Milling. Is she really such an innocent abroad?
UK Minister for the Overseas Territory, the Rt. "Hon". Amanda A. Milling in now in the Virgin Islands (VI) for high-level discussions following the early publication of the Commission of Inquiry recommendations to cancel democracy, suspe...
Big demonstration against ‘direct rule’ in RT today May 2, 2022
The people of the Virgin Islands will be stating their objection to any direct rule by the United Kingdom (UK) loud and clear from 8:00am today, Monday, May 2, 2022, at a demonstration slated for the parking lot of Government House in Ro...
Lake to UK: ‘Fix your problems before coming to us’
“Dig the mote out of your eyes before you come to dig it out of ours,” a determined Patsy Lake, said in an emphatic statement directed at the United Kingdom government.
OECS condemns a ‘UK takeover’ of VI
As the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) begin to mobilise to demonstrate to the United Kingdom (UK) that they are not in favour of any direct rule as recommended in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report, the Organisation of Eastern Car...
U.K forcing BVI to cancel democracy, back to colonialism, “temporarily” for at least two years
Commissioner Gary Hickenbottom reports that with a heavy heart that, “I have concluded that the only way in which the relevant issues can be addressed is for there to be a temporary suspension of those parts of the Constitution by which ...
British Virgin Islands: UK should invade BVI, kick out the democratically elected government, and take over the rule via non elected British white man - report
The BVI government should be dissolved “for at least two years”, a UK appointed official recommends in a recent report. The UK government commissioned the report two years ago in response to the BVI's government demand that the UK pays r...
UK still holding everyone to a different set of rules - Skelton-Cline
points out double standards with UK Prime Minister & associate facing fines for breaking lockdown laws
“Sir” Gary R. Hickinbottom has handed over the Colonial Commission of Inquiry Report to the white supremacist Governor Rankin
The anti-democratic Commission’s Report is “long and detailed with almost 1,000 pages and over 40 recommendations”, according to Governor Rankin. Yes, yes, that is not a joke. The UK's corrupt government sent over a person who has never ...
Fahie Administration Blasts Delay in COI Report
The long-awaited British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry Report, initially scheduled to release in January 2022, has suffered a three-month setback, further extending the cliff-hanger under which that British dependency has been lab...
BVI’s Fear Country Could End Up Politically Like Turks and Caicos Islands
There is growing fear that the British Virgin Islands could end up suffering the same fate as its sister British Overseas Territory, the Turks and Caicos, which had its constitution yanked and direct rule from the United Kingdom instituted.
Mia A. Mottley deserves standing ovation for Barbados leadership- Skelton-Cline
Pastor and host of the Honestly Speaking radio show Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on the region to give standing ovations to Barbados Prime Minister Mia A. Mottley over her leadership that saw the removal of Queen Elizabeth II as He...
All Fire Stations Restored Since 2017 Hurricanes- Rymer
Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Hon. Kye Rymer said that all the fire stations damaged during the 2017 hurricanes have been restored.
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