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Statement From Governor’s Office on the Death of Former Governor Penfold

Tuesday, 3 October 2023 - 3:52pm

The Governor’s Office is sad to announce the death of Former Governor of the British Virgin Islands Peter Penfold CMG OBE, who passed away on October 1st 2023.

Message by the Governor Rankin on the Passage of Tropical Storm Philippe

Tuesday, 3 October 2023 - 3:43pm

Good day to all in the Virgin Islands.

I have been closely monitoring the development of Tropical Storm Philippe, and I have been briefed regularly by the team at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

Statement By Acting Premier On The Passing Of Senator Chucky Hansen

Tuesday, 3 October 2023 - 2:19pm

I was saddened to learn that former USVI Senator Alicia “Chucky” Hansen passed away yesterday afternoon after a period of illness.

Statement by Governor Rankin - Fourth Quarterly Review Report of the COI Recommendations Implementation

Friday, 29 September 2023 - 4:29pm

Today I have published my Fourth Quarterly Review of the implementation of the Commission of Inquiry recommendations.

Statement From the Ministry of Education in Response to Industrial Action at The Elmore Stoutt High School

Wednesday, 27 September 2023 - 3:21pm

On Tuesday 26th September, 2023, the Minister for Education, Youth Affairs & Sports, the Ag. Permanent Secretary and the Ag. Chief Education Officer met with the administration and staff of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS). 

Statement by Governor Rankin on the Youth Empowerment Projects Fund

Tuesday, 26 September 2023 - 11:57am

The Governor’s Office has a fund totalling $30,000 to fund youth empowerment projects in the BVI. The Governor’s Office welcomes applications from organisations, or partnerships across organisations, for projects up to the value of $10,000.

Governor's Statement on His Visit to the Auguste George Airport (Anegada)

Friday, 22 September 2023 - 4:55pm

The Governor was in Anegada today together with Deputy Commissioner of Police Amory and members of the BVI Airports Authority. He visited the airport and inspected the wreckage of the plane that was destroyed by fire following an unauthorized landing in the early hours of Wednesday. After the landing, a quantity of illicit drugs was recovered.

Statement by the Ministry of Communications and Works - Update On The Water Production Issues At Handsome Bay Virgin Gorda

Thursday, 21 September 2023 - 12:01pm

The water scarcity that the Valley, Virgin Gorda, has been experiencing is attributed to three main culprits: The inadequate production of water, the inadequacy of the distribution system and Sargassum Seaweed infiltration.

Cabinet Decisions - Meetings of 30th August and 6th September, 2023

Thursday, 14 September 2023 - 2:52pm

Cabinet Meeting – 30th August, 2023

His Excellency, the Governor John, J. Rankin, CMG, chaired the meeting held on 30th August, 2023, which was held at the Premier's Conference Room, Cutlass Tower.

All Members were present. 

Sargassum Seaweed Causes Water Interruption on Virgin Gorda

Thursday, 14 September 2023 - 2:27pm

The Ministry of Communications and Works was advised that the Sargassum Seaweed at Handsome Bay inhibited the operation of the water production of the Desalination Plant. In turn, the distribution of water was disrupted to customers in the Valley, Virgin Gorda.