E.g., 7 Jun 2023
E.g., 7 Jun 2023

Statement By Minister For Education Honourable de Castro On Zero Tolerance To Misconduct In Schools

Friday, 10 February 2023 - 4:48pm

Madam Speaker, in recent weeks there has been an upsurge of extreme misconduct at some of our secondary schools. In fact, Madam Speaker, I can regrettably confirm that some of our students are threatening the lives of their peers, teachers, administrators, and security officers and are threatening to destroy school property. Additionally, Madam Speaker, our schools have found students in possession of marijuana and marijuana products as well as e-cigarettes and alcohol. Brass knuckles with knives attached are being confiscated from students far too frequently. Schools have also reported a significant issue with students bringing oversized splat-ball or pellet guns and using them to shoot at others after school.

Statement By Honourable Sharie B. de Castro On The Value Of Education To Economic Development

Friday, 10 February 2023 - 4:47pm

Madam Speaker, on Friday 3rd, February 2022, I received a letter for the BVI Teacher’s Union regarding the payment of outstanding increments. Upon receiving the letter, I immediately contacted the union to request a meeting with the intention to hear directly from teachers so that their concerns could be effectively articulated and represented.

Statement By Honourable Kye M. Rymer On The East End/Long Look Sewerage Project

Friday, 10 February 2023 - 4:31pm

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to provide an update on the progress of work at the Burt Point Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Madam Speaker, as Honourable Members and the members of the public would recall, one of the major problems that the Government inherited when we took office in was the poor state of the sewerage infrastructure in several parts of the Territory, including in and around the Capital of Road Town.

Statement By Honourable Kye M. Rymer On The Commissioning Of The Asphalt Plant

Friday, 10 February 2023 - 4:24pm

Madam Speaker, maintaining our roads requires us to have a supply of materials whenever repairs become necessary or when upgrades are scheduled. Access to materials have been an ongoing challenge over the years and contributes to why repairs are delayed from time to time. 

Statement By Honourable Kye M. Rymer On the First Anniversary Of The City Of Road Town Park And Ride

Friday, 10 February 2023 - 4:07pm

Madam Speaker, this week – on 7 February, to be more specific - we recognised the first anniversary of the City of Road Town Park and Ride Shuttle Service, and I am pleased to report to this Honourable House that this service which provides essential transportation around the City, has been a resounding success.

NAMLCC Reaffirms Its Commitment To Strengthening The Territory’s Anti-Money Laundering, Countering The Financing Of Terrorism And Counter-Proliferation Financing (AML/CFT/CPF) Regime

Wednesday, 8 February 2023 - 3:01pm

The National AML/CFT Coordinating Council (“NAMLCC”) is committed to ensuring that the Virgin Islands can effectively respond to any money laundering (“ML”), terrorist financing (“TF”) and proliferation financing (“PF”) threats that may impact the Territory and has taken various steps in this regard.

Cabinet Decisions - Meeting of 22nd December 2022

Monday, 6 February 2023 - 2:39pm

His Excellency, the Acting Governor Mr. David Archer, Jr. chaired the Meeting held on 22nd December 2022, in the absence of Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, who was overseas on annual leave.

Cabinet Decisions - Meeting of 22nd December 2022

Friday, 3 February 2023 - 4:07pm


Statement By The Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith Regarding His Visit To The Virgin Islands

Friday, 3 February 2023 - 12:42pm

I have so enjoyed being here in the British Virgin Islands - meeting elected representatives, officials and community members from right across the Territory.

Update The Registration Apprenticeship Training Employment And Development (Rated) Progamme.

Wednesday, 1 February 2023 - 12:55pm

Madam Speaker, the Government of National Unity is mindful that there exists in the national community persons who, for varied reasons, experience periods of unemployment and/or underemployment, and therefore have difficulty providing for the needs of their families and meeting their regular expenses.