Today was the final day of the UN Ocean Conference and it presented the opportunity for the Virgin Islands to join the discussion at the Global Island Partnership (GILSPA) Presentation. The event was titled: “Weathering Governance Uncertainty of Large-Scale Conservation Projects – A Leader Perspective to the Dialogue”. This high-level dialogue convened present and former

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PRESS STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR TO THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS MR JOHN RANKIN CMG Good Day, At our last press conference on 8th June the Premier and I announced the agreement on implementation of the Commission of Inquiry Report recommendations. The Framework document put forward by the Government of National Unity set out a plan and timeline

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STATEMENT BY PREMIER AND MINISTER OF FINANCEDR. THE HONOURABLE NATALIO D. WHEATLEY PROGRESS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COI REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS AND OTHER REFORMS 1ST JULY 2022 His Excellency the Governor Mr. John J. Rankin, CMG Members of the Press Corps People of the Virgin Islands, A pleasant good morning. On behalf of the Government of National

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Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull pledged the commitment of Virgin Islands to do its part and work towards the sustainable development 2030 agenda as he gave his statement at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The Exclusive Economic Zone was in focus as Minister Turnbull listed the different ways

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Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Marlon Penn has announced that protocols are being relaxed including legal mask mandates commencing June 15. According to Honourable Penn, protocols will be relaxed for travelers needing to register on the entry portal and the requirement for PCR testing for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated persons prior to entry. 

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Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley asserts that government reform presents an opportunity to create a better Virgin Islands. Premier Wheatley at a June 8 press conference said, “This is our opportunity as a society to transform these Virgin Islands into a model democracy where we have better institutions, better

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The ‘Framework for the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry Report and Other Reforms’ proposed by the Government of National Unity has been accepted by the Government of the United Kingdom. This announcement was made during a joint press conference with His Excellency the Governor John J. Rankin, CMG and Premier and

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Decision on the Commission of Inquiry Recommendations Good Morning As people in the BVI are already aware, the Commission of Inquiry Report which was published on 29 April identified significant failures of governance, including evidence of corruption, abuse of office, and serious impropriety in public office.  To address these failures it is clear that fundamental

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UNITED KINGDOM AGREEMENT TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRYRECOMMENDATIONS BY THE GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY His Excellency the Governor Mr. John J. Rankin, CMG Fellow Virgin Islanders, Ladies and gentleman, Good morning. Today marks another important step in our efforts to reform and renew our democracy and to build a better Virgin Islands.

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PREMIER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE DR. HON. NATALIO D. WHEATLEY ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY 2nd JUNE 2022 Fellow Virgin Islanders, A pleasant good morning. I speak to you today on behalf of the Government of National Unity to share our plans to hold a series of public meetings on government reform, as

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