Swearing in of Leader of the Opposition

Thursday, 27 April 2023 - 4:30pm

Today His Excellency Governor John Rankin CMG was pleased to swear in Honouable Ronnie Skelton as Leader of the Opposition.

Premier And Ministers To Be Sworn In Today

Tuesday, 25 April 2023 - 3:22pm

Following the elections held in the Territory on Monday 24 April 2023, the Governor has today received a letter from the elected members of the Virgin Islands Party, together with Mrs. Lorna Smith OBE, elected At Large Representative, that declares their support for the appointment of Dr. Natalio D. Wheatley as Premier of the Virgin Islands and for him to form the Government of the Virgin Islands in accordance with Section 52 of the VI Constitution Order, 2007.  

Statement by Premier Wheatley on the Recall of the House of Assembly

Friday, 14 April 2023 - 7:27pm

Democracy is a sacred trust. We all have a responsibility to protect and uphold democracy. It provides the legitimacy on which Government rests.

Statement by Governor John Rankin on the Audit of the Residency and Belonger Status

Friday, 14 April 2023 - 7:00pm

After consultation with the Premier and further to discussions yesterday in Cabinet, I wish to inform you that I intend to exercise my power under Section 85 of the Constitution to recall the House of Assembly.

Statement By Honourable Sharie B. De Castro - Effective Leadership Training Programme

Monday, 30 January 2023 - 4:23pm

Madam Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to inform this Honourable House and this Community about the Effective Leadership Training Programme which commenced on January 18th through a partnership between the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports and The Institute of Education at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

Statement By Honourable Sharie B. De Castro - Elmore Stoutt High School Redevelopment Project

Monday, 30 January 2023 - 3:56pm

Madam Speaker, I wish to update this Honourable House on the successful completion of the ESHS Redevelopment project which signified a major investment in the infrastructure that supports education in the Virgin Islands.

Statement by Honourable Turnbull on Grant from the European Union

Thursday, 26 January 2023 - 5:24pm

Madam Speaker, today I am pleased to further highlight recent developments within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour pertaining to funding. The Ministry is in receipt of a grant from the European Union and their partners Expertise France in the amount of 927,890 Euros or approximately $965,000 US dollars through the Overseas Countries and Territories’ Resilience, Sustainable Energy, and Marine Biodiversity Programme - RESEMBID.

Statement by Honourable Turnbull - MOU Between Southampton University and the VI Government

Thursday, 26 January 2023 - 5:11pm

Madam Speaker, on Thursday 19th January, The Honourable Premier Dr. Natalio Wheatley during his recent official visit to the UK, signed into effect a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the BVI Government and the prestigious University of Southampton.

Speech From The Throne Delivered Today, 24 January 2023

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 - 4:45pm

Speech From The Throne Read By Governor Rankin- Resilience, Revenue, Reform, And Recovery: The Virgin Islands In Transition

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 - 12:40pm

Madam Speaker, Members of the House of Assembly, ladies, and gentlemen, good morning.

As Governor of the Virgin Islands, I am honoured to deliver this Speech from the Throne on behalf of His Majesty King Charles III.