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E.g., 13 Aug 2022

Statement By The Office Of The Director Of Public Prosecution - Tarik Aaron Convicted Of Possession Of A Controlled Drug With Intent To Supply

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 - 3:52pm

Tarik Aaron was convicted by Her Honour, Senior Magistrate Richards on the charge of Possession of a Controlled Drug with intent to Supply, which is a violation of section 7 (2) of the Drug (Prevention of Misuse) Act(Cap 178) ( as amended). 

Address By Premier And Minister Of Finance Dr. Honourable. Natalio D. Wheatley At The Swearing In Of The National Unity Government Of The Virgin Islands

Thursday, 5 May 2022 - 9:48pm

Good afternoon. 

I am very proud to stand before you today, now officially appointed Premier of the Virgin Islands. 

Statement By The Honourable Vincent Wheatley on Demitting Office

Thursday, 5 May 2022 - 5:06pm

In the past few days there has been a cascade of uneasy events that have rocked the Virgin Islands and its people. Nonetheless, we must remain resilient and steadfast on our journey. As an elected official, I stand on the principle of country above self, and as such, I have agreed with the decision to cede my post of Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration to facilitate the continuance of Government. This procedure will be completed once all the legal requirements are followed, and as such, the Constitution of the Virgin Islands would remain intact. 

Press Statement On The COI Report From Minister For The Oveseas Territories The Rt Honourable Amanda Milling

Wednesday, 4 May 2022 - 3:00pm

I appreciate that recent events in the British Virgin Islands with the arrest of Premier Fahie have been shocking and concerning for everybody.  The Commission of Inquiry Report has also raised very serious concerns about the failures of governance and dishonesty by elected officials.  This is a challenging time for the people of the British Virgin Islands.

Statement By Acting Premier And Minister Of Finance Dr. Honourable. Natalio D. Wheatley On The Visit Of UK Minister For The Overseas Territories Rt. Honourable. Amanda Milling, MP To Discuss The Findings And Recommenations Of The COI Report

Wednesday, 4 May 2022 - 2:26pm

Fellow Virgin Islanders,

Good afternoon. I know that many of you have been anxiously waiting to hear an update about talks with UK Overseas Territories Minister The Right. Hon. Amanda Milling, MP and His Excellency the Governor Mr. John J. Rankin, CMG.

Statement By Acting Premier Of The Virgin Islands Dr. The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley Concerning Unauthorised Correspondance From The Premier's Office

Wednesday, 4 May 2022 - 1:57pm

Fellow Virgin Islanders

A pleasant good afternoon. I would like to inform the public of a recent development. It has come to my attention that correspondence is circulating on the Premier’s Office letterhead and stamped by the International Affairs Secretariat regarding diplomatic immunity of Premier Andrew A. Fahie who remains in the federal custody of the United States Government.

Statement by Honourable Julian Willock, Speaker of the House of Assembly at the continuation of the Second Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly

Tuesday, 3 May 2022 - 11:45am

This morning May 3, 2022, at 8:05 AM, I received a telephone call from the acting Premier Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley.  

He advised me that a majority of Members agreed that I should demit office.    

Statement By Acting Premier Wheatley On The Commission Of Inquiry Report Recommendations

Friday, 29 April 2022 - 2:27pm

Earlier this morning, His Excellency the Governor Mr. John Rankin, CMG made the Commission of Inquiry report public. I was afforded the opportunity to receive a copy from the Governor yesterday and began reviewing the report. The entire document is quite long, but the recommendations can be read without taking up too much time.

Statement By His Excellency The Governor John Rankin, Cmg Regarding The Commission Of Inquiry Report

Friday, 29 April 2022 - 1:38pm

Let me welcome you all to this morning’s press conference.

I, like many of you, have been shocked by the arrest of Premier Fahie with whom I have worked as Governor over the past 16 months. I know this community is a small but proud one, and I know you care deeply about the reputation of this great Territory. Rule of law, transparency, accountability and good governance are and must be the foundations of a Territory’s reputation.

Statement by Acting Premier Wheatley - April 28, 2022

Friday, 29 April 2022 - 1:28pm

Good evening fellow Virgin Islanders,

As you are aware from news reports, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon. Andrew A. Fahie and Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Mrs. Olivane Maynard, have been detained in Miami by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration on alleged charges of conspiracy to import a controlled substance and money laundering.