THE FUEL SUPPLY AGREEMENT BETWEEN DELTA AND BVIEC COLLAPSE AFTER JUST 5 MONTHS – BVIEC CLEARS THE AIR

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has said that they have not been deliberately concealing information relating to its Fuel Supply Agreement with Delta Petroleum. The BVIEC cleared the air in a recent statement following what they described as “misleading and disturbing statements which were publicly made.” The Corporation said the rumoured statements made have the … Continued

THE BVI AIRWAYS PROJECT AN EXAMPLE OF EXTREMELY POOR GOVERNANCE – DISHONESTY AMONG PUBLIC OFFICIALS CONCLUDED

The Commission of Inquiry Report has concluded that the $7.2 million BVI Airways project was plagued with mass instances of poor governance and dishonesty among public officials which led to its failure. The COI Commissioner Sir Gary Hickinbottom made the disclosure within his 946-page Report. He listed the former Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. … Continued

DR. SMITH REJECTS THE COI BVI AIRWAYS PROJECT CONCLUSION WHICH SUGGESTS INVOLVEMENT IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

Former Premier Dr. D Orlando Smith has “wholly” rejected the conclusion issued in the Commission of Inquiry Report which states that serious dishonesty took place among government officials during the failed $7.2 million BVI Airways project. Dr. Smith responded to the Report in a recent Facebook post where he disassociated himself and members of his … Continued

17 NATURALISED CITIZENS RECEIVE BRITISH CITIZENSHIP

17 naturalised citizens recently received their British Citizenship which now allows them the ability to freely live, work and vote in the United Kingdom. They collected their British certificates at the recent ceremony which was held at Government House in Road Town, Tortola. Registrar General in the Civil Registry and Passport Office Stephanie Benn read … Continued

POWERS OF GOVERNOR AND PREMIER, AN ELECTIONS EXPENSE REGIME AND SELECTION OF SPEAKER AMONG THE PROPOSED TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW TEAM

While stating that a Constitutional Review is long overdue in the British Virgin Islands, the Commission of Inquiry (COI) Commissioner Sir Gary Hickinbottom has recommended that one be commenced as soon possible within the territory, to be completed within a one-year period. This was one of the overarching recommendations stemming from the recently published COI … Continued

VANTERPOOL WILLING TO CONFESS TO ANY OFFENCES THAT MAY HAVE OCCURRED IN OFFICE

Fourth District Representative Mark Vanterpool has expressed that he is willing to confess to any wrongdoings that might have occurred when he was in office under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration. Vanterpool’s comments came during last Thursday’s House of Assembly Sitting during the debate session for the no confidence motion, which was successfully passed … Continued

A UNITED GOV’T WAS MY IDEA – SAYS FRASER WHO EXPLAINED WHY HE REMAINS AS THE LONE OPPOSITION

Third District Representative and Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser has said that the present united structure of the new Government of the Virgin Islands was an idea he suggested. Fraser made the comment during yesterday’s House of Assembly Sitting, after explaining why he was the only member left on the Opposition side. He … Continued

PREMIER’S $500K BOND SUSPENDED FOLLOWING APPEAL – TO PLEAD NOT GUILTY AT ARRAIGNMENT

Premier Honourable Andrew Fahie will be required to remain behind bars after his approved $500,000 bond was appealed by United States (U.S) prosecutors on Wednesday. This was confirmed by international media company Nationwide News which said the bond that initially was granted by Judge Alicia Otazo Reyes of the U.S. District Court for the Southern … Continued