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USVI Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr announces re-election bid
With an estimated 600 people or more gathered at the Bryan-Roach campaign headquarters on St. Croix filled with enthusiasm, Governor Albert A. Bryan and Lieutenant Governor Tregenza A. Roach announced their bid for reelection Tuesday nig...
Did the UK fail the VI?
The UK has had control over the Virgin Islands (VI) (British) since 1672, after the Third Anglo-Dutch War. Does the UK have Pilate status or share the responsibility and accountability for any VI governing defects? Former UK-appointed Go...
Fire And Rescue Service Receive 16 Heart Defibrillators
The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service is the recipient of 16 much needed lifesaving defibrillators. The devices, which are used to revive the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest, were handed over by His Excellency the Governor...
The Overseas Territories on the global stage
For the last few weeks, much of the world has focused on the northern part of the United Kingdom.
HoA court matter with CoI lawyers adjourned to Oct 26, 2021
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) of the Virgins Islands (VI), in July 2021, had ruled that House of Assembly Speaker Hon Julian Willock and Deputy Speaker Hon Neville A. Smith (AL) had standing in the case against three Commiss...
UK PM snubs Scotland’s First Minister; Dodges questions on Scottish independence
It is not only the [British] Virgin Islands’ aspirations for self-determination that is being strongly resisted by the United Kingdom (UK) Government but also the wishes for independence by Scotland.
Governor Rankin invites VI to observe minute silence for Prince Phillip
Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr John J. Rankin, CMG has invited the VI to observe a minute of silence for the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip, who passed away on April 9, 2021, at age 99.
VI mourns Prince Philip’s death with 21-Gun Salute
In a short ceremony this afternoon Saturday, April 10, 2020, the Virgin Islands (VI) has marked the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with a 21-Gun salute staged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).
I know the VI ‘will join me in mourning’ Prince Philip- Gov Rankin
Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr John J. Rankin, CMG has said the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip, was a friend to the Virgin Islands and that he knows the VI will join him in mourning.
UK to impose £5,000 fine for people going on holiday abroad
After failing to act in a timely manner when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, resulting in the deaths of many in the United Kingdom (UK) as the virus spiralled out of control, the government of embattled Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pf...
Rankin arrives but Jaspert remains! First time 2 Governors in VI!
The new United Kingdom appointed Governor of the Virgin Islands, Mr John J. Rankin, CMG has arrived; however, the territory is not yet rid of controversial outgoing Governor, Augustus J. U. Jaspert.
Law needed to override the ‘unelected’ governor - Speaker
Speaker of the House of Assembly Jullian Willock has said the BVI should implement laws that give the House of Assembly powers to override a governor when he or she refuses to assent to a bill.
UK prepared to address concerns of borrowing ratios- Premier Fahie
With the public eager to hear how negotiations between the Virgin Islands delegation, led by Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), and United Kingdom officials on the UK Loan Guarantee, a press conference was h...
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