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

PREMIER FAHIE GRANTED $500K BAIL – TO WEAR AN ANKLE MONITOR AND SUBMIT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS IF RELEASED

Premier Honourable Andrew Fahie has been granted a $500,000 corporate bond which means he could likely be released from federal detention in Miami prior to his May 25 arraignment. This was confirmed by international media news sites which said the decision came as a surprise after federal court Judge Alicia Otazo-Reyes rejected the prosecutors’ argument … Continued

PREMIER’S DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY REQUEST REJECTED- BVI NOT RECOGNISED AS A SOVEREIGN STATE

Premier Andrew Fahie’s request for diplomatic immunity has been rejected by the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida. This is according to a document obtained by 284News which said that the ‘Notice of Invocation of Immunity’ which was submitted by the premier’s attorney Theresa Van Vliet was not applicable to Premier Fahie . … 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

SYLVANNA CHARLES IS MISS PLUS WORLD 2022

Last evening after 12midnight, Virgin Islander Ms. Sylvanna Charles took home the crown for the 2022 Miss Plus World Pageant which was held in Houston Texas at the Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental. The Pageant was held from March 9th-12th, 2022. Charles was not only a finalist but also won the Cover Girl … Continued

BVI TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON RUSSIAN BANKS AND BANS ALL ASSOCIATED AIRCRAFTS FROM AIRSPACE

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is expected to join in the global movement of imposing sanctions against Russia following their recent invasion of Ukraine. The BVI is well known for its booming financial services sector which has thousands of businesses registered in the territory, with beneficiaries all across the globe. Speaking on the Russia-Ukraine conflict … Continued

MIYA’S LAW UNANIMOUSLY PASSES SECOND SENATE COMMITTEE

On February 22nd, 2022 the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government unanimously passed SB 898, known as “Miya’s Law”. The bill, sponsored by Senator Linda Stewart (D – Orlando), would improve tenant safety in apartment buildings through required background screenings of employees. In an official statement Senator Stewart said, “I am thrilled with … Continued

57 CONFIRMED DEAD AND 169 WOUNDED IN UKRAINE FOLLOWING INVASION BY RUSSIA – UK & US IMPOSE SANCTIONS

At least fifty-seven Ukrainians have been killed and 169 wounded following Russia’s invasion of the country early this morning. This was confirmed by Ukraine’s Health Minister Viktor Lyashko who said that despite the country’s health system being currently stable, people who are able to receive outpatient care have been advised to vacate hospital beds for … Continued