GOV’T TO MEET WITH PUBLIC ABOUT REFORM

Today, the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley made a statement on behalf of the Government of National Unity, where he announced an upcoming series of public meetings to liase with the public on a variety of issues to engage Government reform beginning on the 20th of June. The Premier … Continued

USVI TRAVEL PORTAL TO BE DISCONTINUED

Governor Albert Bryan has reportedly confirmed with the VI Consortium that the USVI Travel Portal will be discontinued effective on the 1st of June 2022. Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar, a USVI doctor and Dept. of Health Infectious Disease Specialist, said the territory is “entering into a state of endemicity where Covid-19 will continuously be prevalent throughout … Continued

“PROCEDURAL FLAWS YES! CORRUPTION/DISHONEST ABSOLUTELY NOT! I SERVED WITH HONESTY AND I WORKED EXTREMELY HARD EVERY SINGLE DAY”-MYRON WALWYN

In a recent Facebook post, former Education Minister Myron V Walwyn has responded at length to statements looming about the construction of the 2018 perimeter wall project at the Elmore Stoutt High School, which took place under his leadership. Walwyn stated, “On Saturday I spent part of the day hanging with a few friends that … Continued

UWI SAYS UK IS NO AUTHORITY ON DEMOCRACY

Joining ogranisations like CARICOM and the OECS, the University of the West Indies (UWI) has issued a statement condemning the United Kingdom’s (UK) suggestion of directly ruling the Virgin Islands. In a statement released yesterday, Sunday May 8th, Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said that UWI “joins with CARICOM in calling on Britain to retreat … Continued

VI FIREFIGHTERS COMMENDED

Via a Government press release, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye Rymer has commended Fire Officers throughout the Virgin Islands for their unwavering dedication to the protection of life and property in in observance of International Firefighters Day on May 4. Hon. Rhymer said, “It is fitting that the public stays aware of … Continued

CARICOM “DEEPLY CONCERNED” BY POSSIBLE SUSPENSION

Yesterday, May 3rd, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) issued a statement regarding the release of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report in the BVI and commented specifically on the recommendation to suspend the Virgin Islands Constitution. The statement said “CARICOM supports the decision of the duly elected Government of the BVI to welcome the recommendations for … Continued

VIGIL TO BE HELD FOR SHAQUOY SMITH

A candle-light vigil is to be held this Saturday, May 7th at the Road Town Fire Headquarters in honour of Shaquoy ‘Puzy’ Smith, a Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Officer who died following a scooter accident on April 18th. After being found in critical condition on Hope Hill early Easter Monday, 24-year-old Smith was taken … Continued

ACTING PREMIER CONCERNED ABOUT SUSPENSION OF CONSTITUTION

Today, the Acting Premier of the Virgin Islands, Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley, has issued a statement regarding the COI recommendations. The Acting Premier told the public that he is presently reviewing the COI recommendations and emphasized that he is very concerned about “the anchor” of the recommendations—which would be the partial suspension of the … Continued

USVI TO WAIVE VISAS FOR CARIBBEAN RESIDENTS

A statement released by U.S. Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett confirms the approval of her Virgin Islands Visa Waiver Act (H.R. 5460). According to Plaskett, The Act would allow the Department of Homeland Security to approve nonimmigrant visitor visa waivers for entry into the U.S. Virgin Islands for up to 45 days, primarily for residents of … Continued