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BVI Electricity Corporation System Shutdown On May 6

Wednesday, 10 May 2023 - 11:03am

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is informing its valued customers that on Saturday, May 6 at approximately 10:17 a.m. a fault occurred at the Henry Wilfred Smith Power Station which resulted in a total system shutdown.

Post-Election Update on Government Administration and Other Matters

Tuesday, 2 May 2023 - 3:59pm

I am very pleased to hold this press conference, which is the first by the new Government Administration that I lead. Today kicks off our plans for bi-monthly press conferences to ensure regular communication with the press. We are fully committed to transparency and keeping the public informed on what is taking place in government.

Joint National Security Council Statement by Governor Rankin and Premier Wheatley on the Recent Murder in the Virgin Islands

Tuesday, 2 May 2023 - 12:31pm

The National Security Council met on Monday, 1 May following the murder at a residence near to the Stickett in Long Look on Sunday evening. 

Statement By Honourable. Vincent O. Wheatley Minister For Health And Social Development

Monday, 1 May 2023 - 1:11pm

Fellow Virgin Islanders, residents, and friends:

Every May, since 1989, the Virgin Islands have embarked on a month-long celebration in recognition of our senior citizens. On this 34th anniversary, I am delighted to announce the commencement of Senior Citizens Month 2023. This year, we focus on the inspiring theme: "Ageing Unbound." This powerful message emphasises the resilience, vitality, and strength of our seniors, who continually strive to surpass the limitations traditionally associated with age.

Cabinet Decisions - Meetings of 29th June, 2022, 29th March and 5th April, 2023

Monday, 24 April 2023 - 4:34pm

His Excellency, the Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, chaired the Meeting held at the Premier’s Office Conference Room on 29th June, 2022. All Members were present, with the exception of the Minister for Natural Resources and Labour and the Attorney General, who were overseas on official travel and on annual leave, respectively. 

Cabinet Decisions - Meetings of 8th, 15th and 22nd March, 2023

Thursday, 20 April 2023 - 2:39pm


8th, 15th and 22nd March, 2023


Statement By Chief Immigration Officer On The Arrest Of Immigration Officer

Thursday, 20 April 2023 - 11:04am

In alignment with our mandate, the Immigration Department prides itself with serving the people of the Virgin Islands with dignity and respect, while upholding our reputation to effectively secure the Territory’s borders by guarding against illegal migration, smuggling, and human trafficking. 

Governor Press Statement on Immigration and Passport (Validation) Act

Wednesday, 19 April 2023 - 4:23pm

Today I assented to the Immigration and Passport (Validation) Act, 2023 and the Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act, 2023. This legislation, which was passed by the House of Assembly on Monday, validates the Residency and Belonger status of individuals following the concerns raised in the recent Audit Report and Addendum on the Fast Track Residency and Belonger Status Programme.

Statement by Governor Rankin and Audit Report on Fast Track Programme B34

Wednesday, 19 April 2023 - 9:29am

As people in the BVI are aware, the House of Assembly convened yesterday following the findings of the Audit Report and Addendum on the Fast Track Residency and Belongership Programme.

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.