JULIAN WILLOCK TO HON. JULIAN FRASER, “FOCUS ON THE DIRE WATER SITUATION IN D3”

In response to the recent comments made at an opposition press conference seemingly aimed towards him. Businessman Julian Willock has responded to the Hon. Julian Frasers request to stop mentioning his name. In an official statement, Willock said, “I have been bombarded with phone calls, video clips and WhatsApp messages, from District Three residents that … Continued

HON. JULIAN FRASER, “I SUGGEST THE USE OF MY NAME BE DISCONTINUED, IT IS OBVIOUS PEOPLE ARE BEING OFFENDED.”

The Hon. Julian Fraser RA, Representative for the Third District dedicated his presentation in a recent Opposition Press Conference to denounce any misconceptions that he will not be seeking reelection. Hon. Fraser spoke about the number of persons who have contacted him asking whether or not he is retiring from public office, this he said … Continued

RECORD NUMBER OF VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS PROMPTS ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE

The Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye Rymer, has announced a record-breaking number of vehicle registrations in the Virgin Islands, emphasizing the need for enhanced road safety measures amidst the surge in vehicle ownership. Addressing the House of Assembly recently, Minister Rymer revealed that a remarkable 19,982 vehicles were licensed in 2023, marking a … Continued

DEPUTY GOVERNOR CONDEMNS ALLEGATIONS MADE IN MIKA BARRY FB VIDEO – CALLS FOR A PUBLIC APOLOGY

In response to a recent video posted on Facebook by user Mika Barry, Deputy Governor David Archer Jr. has issued a strong statement condemning what he describes as a “propaganda and inaccurate sensational” release. The video, which labels Archer as “Confirmed Government Official 1” through a likeness photo and exact words, has been denounced by … Continued

BACKLOG IN AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF STATUTORY BODIES RAISES CONCERNS

It has come to light that a number of the government’s statutory bodies are significantly behind in submitting their audited financial statements, with some reports being last completed over a decade ago. The alarming discovery was made during a recent sitting of the House of Assembly after the Opposition Leader Honourable Ronnie Skelton questioned the … Continued

APPROX. 65% OF COI RECOMMENDATIONS UNDER THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR’S OFFICE COMPLETED

The Office of the Deputy Governor has reported significant headway in the implementation of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) recommendations, noting that approximately 65 percent of the reforms have been completed. According to recent updates from their office, 20 of the 31 recommendations assigned have been completed with 1 no longer applicable and the outstanding … Continued

APPROX 62% OF COI IMPLEMENTATION ACTIONS COMPLETED – SAYS PREMIER

With 16 weeks remaining for the full implementation of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) recommendations, the Government of the Virgin Islands has revealed that it has completed approximately 62 percent of the actions relating to the reforms. Premier Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley in a recent update revealed that his government divided the 50 COI … Continued

CRC UNVEILS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OVERHAULING GOVERNOR’S POWERS IN BVI CONSTITUTION

The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) has unveiled a series of recommendations aiming to reshape the powers vested in the governor as outlined in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Constitution. The recommendations, revealed in the CRC’s recently published report, highlight the need for greater consultation and transparency in the governance structure. A pivotal proposal from the … Continued

OTs MINISTER URGES SWIFT ACTION TO GET COI REFORMS BACK ON TRACK

Minister for the Overseas Territories, David Rutley, has emphasized the imperative need for the Government of the Virgin Islands to prioritize the implementation of recommendations laid out in the Commission of Inquiry (COI) Report. Rutley’s message underlines the urgency of reinvigorating the reform process, aiming for completion by May 2024. The OTs Minister concluded a … Continued