National Unity Government of The Virgin Islands Sworn In

Thursday, 5 May 2022 - 9:02pm

Family members and supporters gathered to witness His Excellency the Governor John Rankin, CMG, administer oaths of office to Cabinet ministers under a new Unity Government at Government House Thursday evening.

Vote of No Confidence Made Against Premier Andrew A Fahie

Thursday, 5 May 2022 - 8:43pm

A Motion of No Confidence was made in the House of Assembly to have the Honourable Andrew A. Fahie removed from the post of Premier and Minister of Finance today May 5 

At the Second Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly Acting Premier Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley made a Motion which reads: 

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 Correspondence 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.

UK Minister to Discuss COI Recommendations

Sunday, 1 May 2022 - 8:52pm

Today, Minister for the Overseas Territory, the Rt. Hon. Amanda Milling, arrives in the British Virgin Islands for discussions following the early publication of the Commission of Inquiry Report.

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.

Statement From Governor Of The British Virgin Islands Mr. John Rankin CMG - April 28, 2022

Thursday, 28 April 2022 - 3:55pm

I would like to provide an update to the people of the British Virgin Islands on recent law enforcement action taken by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency about which I have been informed today.