PREMIER WHEATLEY AWAY ON BUSINESS – TO ATTEND BACK-TO-BACK REGIONAL MEETINGS

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley is presently away on business in Nassau, Bahamas, attending the first ‘Regional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean’. The Premier’s Office confirmed the news in a media release this morning, stating that the inaugural event is in preparation for COP 27 in … Continued

HALLS OF JUSTICE PROJECT AMONG TOPICS DISCUSSED WITH MILLING FOR POSSIBLE UK FUNDING – SAYS PREMIER

While providing an account of his recent trip to the United Kingdom (UK), Premier Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley revealed that the trip included several interactions with dignitaries also in attendance at the Commonwealth Games, and a meeting with UK Minister for Overseas Territories the Right Honourable Amanda Milling. Among other things discussed, Premier Wheatley … Continued

DEPARTMENTS STILL DETERMINING THEIR NEEDS TO FULFIL COI RECOMMENDATIONS – SAYS PREMIER

During a recent sitting of the House of Assembly, Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio Wheatley addressed a field of questioning from the Opposition surrounding matters of the process of financial and human resource allocation for the fulfillment of the already agreed upon recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry report. On the issue of additional staff … Continued

FRASER CALLS FOR THE UK TO PAY REPARATIONS OWED TO INDIGENOUS VIRGIN ISLANDERS

Opposition Leader Honourable Julian Fraser is calling for the British Government to pay off the reparations owed to indigenous Virgin Islanders. Fraser made the appeal during the opening ceremony of the Bernard ‘Yampie’ Nibbs Festiville on Wednesday night at the Festival Grounds. He said the selected Virgin Islanders to receive reparations should fall under the … Continued

PRICE GOUGING TASK FORCE NEVER ESTABLISHED – SIMILAR INITIATIVE TO START UNDER TRADE COMMISSION

The special task force which was announced back in March 2022 with the aim of tackling price gouging in the territory was never established and will likely remain inactive. Premier Dr. the Honourable Natlaio Wheatley made the disclosure during a recent press conference after local media enquired about the initiative. He said his research found … Continued

MORE DISCUSSIONS NEEDED ON A NATIONAL STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN – SAYS MALONE

Territorial At large Representative, Honourable Carvin Malone is rallying for more discussions on the matter of developing a National Strategic Development Plan for the British Virgin Islands. Malone’s call comes amid great contention on some of the implementations that have resulted from the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry Report. Some of these implementations have … Continued