E.g., 29 Sep 2023
E.g., 29 Sep 2023

Statement From The Government Of The Virgin Islands To The Latest European Union List Of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions For Tax Purposes

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 - 11:44am

Following a meeting of the Council of the European Union on 14 February 2023, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been added to the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions (Annex I). In a statement, the EU Council found that the BVI was not sufficiently in compliance with the OECD standard on exchange of information on request (criterion 1.2). It also noted that this is the first time the BVI has been included in the list.

Statement From The National Security Council On The Two Recent Murders In The Territory

Monday, 13 February 2023 - 5:46pm



Remarks by Honourable Rymer At The Road Town Market Square Dedication

Monday, 13 February 2023 - 4:47pm

A pleasant Virgin Islands Good Morning everyone.

I would like to say a special welcome to those of you joining us both in person and via live stream at this auspicious occasion as we dedicate the long-awaited Market Square.

Statement by Governor Rankin on Second Quarterly Review of COI Implementation

Monday, 13 February 2023 - 1:22pm

Today I am pleased to share with you my second Quarterly Review of the implementation of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) Report. This is a key mechanism for monitoring progress. As of the end of December, fifteen of forty-eight recommendations had been completed. In January, we saw further progress, including the receipt of various reviews and audits.

Statement by the Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull-Parliamentary Observatory on Climate Change and Just Transition (OPCC)

Monday, 13 February 2023 - 10:59am

Statement by the Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull

Minister for Natural Resources and Labour

Third Sitting of the Fifth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly

Statement By Premier Wheatley - BVI Committed To Compliance With International Standards

Friday, 10 February 2023 - 5:20pm

Madam Speaker, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has demonstrated its continued commitment to complying with evolving international standards on transparency and the fight against financial crime, with a set of new legislative changes that came into force on 1st January 2023.

Statement By Premier And Minister Dr. Hon. Natalio D. Wheatley On Un Relationship

Friday, 10 February 2023 - 5:09pm

Madam Speaker, I would like to update this Honourable House on relations between the Virgin Islands and United Nations (UN)

Statement By Premier And Minister Of Finance On The Police Act 2023

Friday, 10 February 2023 - 5:00pm

Madam Speaker, I present this statement to the people of the Virgin Islands on the Police Act 2023, which has been subject to much scrutiny since its first reading in the House of Assembly a week ago.  For the benefit of the public, I will give a brief timeline of the progression of the Bill to this stage.

Statement By Minister For Education Honourable de Castro On Zero Tolerance To Misconduct In Schools

Friday, 10 February 2023 - 4:48pm

Madam Speaker, in recent weeks there has been an upsurge of extreme misconduct at some of our secondary schools. In fact, Madam Speaker, I can regrettably confirm that some of our students are threatening the lives of their peers, teachers, administrators, and security officers and are threatening to destroy school property. Additionally, Madam Speaker, our schools have found students in possession of marijuana and marijuana products as well as e-cigarettes and alcohol. Brass knuckles with knives attached are being confiscated from students far too frequently. Schools have also reported a significant issue with students bringing oversized splat-ball or pellet guns and using them to shoot at others after school.

Statement By Honourable Sharie B. de Castro On The Value Of Education To Economic Development

Friday, 10 February 2023 - 4:47pm

Madam Speaker, on Friday 3rd, February 2022, I received a letter for the BVI Teacher’s Union regarding the payment of outstanding increments. Upon receiving the letter, I immediately contacted the union to request a meeting with the intention to hear directly from teachers so that their concerns could be effectively articulated and represented.