PREMIER HOPING TO CREATE A MORE TOURISM LED ECONOMY – TRANSFERS CULTURE AND FESTIVALS & FAIRS TO HIS OFFICE

Premier Dr. The Honourable Natalio Wheatley has indicated his intention to create a more tourism-led economy in the British Virgin Islands as he announced the transfer of the Culture and Festival and Fairs portfolios to the Premier’s Office. As such, Premier Wheatley said discussions have already begun with the new Chair of the BVI Tourist … Continued

PREMIER ADDRESSES ELECTION CONCERNS; ASSURES 2023 ELECTION

During a recent press engagement, Premier Dr. The Honourable Natalio Wheatley addressed concerns surrounding the impending election. When questioned on growing uncertainty in the population on whether the Territory will be proceeding with an election as planned, Wheatley said “I’m not quite sure why there’s uncertainty about whether there will be elections. Elections will be … Continued

FAHIE’S SEAT WILL BE VACATED AFTER NEXT SITTING OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY – SAYS PREMIER

Former Premier, First District Representative Honourable Andrew Fahie has one final chance to participate in a House of Assembly debate or otherwise have his seat deemed vacant. On Tuesday September 27th, the House of Assembly will commence the Seventh Sitting of the Fourth Session. This will be the third consecutive sitting Fahie is expected to … Continued

HUOBI TO BECOME FIRST DIGITAL ASSET TRADING PLATFORM OPERATOR IN THE BVI

One of the world’s largest digital asset service providers, Huobi Group, intends to set up shop in the British Virgin Islands as the first Digital Asset Trading Platform Operator in the Territory after successfully obtaining an Investment Business Licence from the Financial Services Commission through its subsidiary Brtuomi Worldwide Limited. In a recent statement Huobi … Continued

FRASER CALLS FOR CLARITY ON THE DIFFERENTIATION OF NONPROFITS AND CORPORATE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE BVI

As the Government of the Virgin Islands moves forward with plans to implement a Non-Profit Organisations Act, Opposition Leader Julian Fraser has raised some questions surrounding the distinction of nonprofit organisations from the major corporations which fall within the Financial Services Sector. The Bill in question makes allowances for better supervision and monitoring of the … Continued

ESWORTH BARNWELL CHARGED FOR WOUNDING WIFE, STEP-DAUGHTER

Officers of the Criminal Investigations Department charged a man yesterday September 22nd, 2022 in the wounding of his wife and stepdaughter. Esworth Barnwell, 35, of Diamond Estate is charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm; assault occasioning actual bodily harm and being armed with an offensive weapon. Initial investigations indicate that Monday evening, the accused attacked … Continued

THE BVI CANNOT ALLOW THE UK TO IMPOSE ITS CULTURE OR IDEOLOGIES ON US – SAYS WHEATLEY; NO LICENSE ISSUED IN NECKER ISLAND SAME SEX MARRIAGE CEREMONY

Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio Wheatley has expressed the view that despite seeking to maintain positive relationships with the United Kingdom, the British Virgin Islands cannot allow the UK to impose its culture or ideologies on the Territory – particularly at a time where this could directly impact the process of constitutional development. “It is … Continued

PREMIER WHEATLEY LEADS BVI DELEGATION TO 9TH MEETING OF THE INTER VIRGIN ISLANDS COUNCIL

Today, September 22nd 2022, Premier and Finance Minister Dr the Honourable Natalio Wheatley will lead a delegation to represent the British Virgin Islands during the Ninth Meeting of the Inter Virgin Islands Council, which is being held in the United States Virgin Islands. The BVI delegation consists of Deputy Premier and Minister for Communication and … Continued