British Virgin Island News

BVI – Premier welcomes Governor’s Commission of Inquiry review

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has welcomed Governor Daniel Pruce’s first quarterly review of the Implementation of the COI Recommendations under the Framework Agreement between the BVI and UK governments.

BVI: New immigration policy mandates community involvement

Community involvement has become a mandatory criterion for eligibility under the Virgin Islands’ revised immigration policy. 

BVI Immigration concerned about runaway cruise ship passengers

Officials within the Immigration Department and the BVI Ports Authority are concerned following a string of incidents in which cruise ship passengers have failed to return to their ships after arriving in the territory.

BVI: Illegal migration costing millions of dollars

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has put the cost of housing and repatriating illegal migrants in the millions of dollars, adding that the issue will continue to be a challenge for the BVI.

Authorities Apprehend 19 Illegal Migrants in Cox Heath, Tortola

The Department of Immigration, with the assistance of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, apprehended 19 illegal migrants in Cox Heath, Tortola on Friday, April 19.

Sentencing date for former BVI Premier pushed back

The sentencing date for convicted former Premier of the British Virgin Islands, Andrew Fahie, has been pushed back following a request from his attorney due to a conflict with a paid vacation she had already booked.

Tragic incident: Young woman drowns in the British Virgin Islands

A tragic drowning incident occurred at Savannah Bay, Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, resulting in the death of a 10-year-old girl on Easter Sunday around 4 pm.

BVI locals urged to invest in industry

On the heels of the announcement that local developers JOMA Properties Ltd will be building a new hotel in Port Purcell, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has called for more locals to invest in the BVI’s tourism industry.

BVI: 21 Illegal migrants found on Virgin Gorda

Twenty-one illegal migrants have been located in the North Sound area of Virgin Gorda on March 21, 2024. The illegal migrants were transported by the Marine arm of the Joint Task Force and are currently being processed in preparation for detention and repatriation. 

BVI: Cabinet approves new 20-year Belonger policy

The Belonger Status and Permanent Residence Policy for the Virgin Islands has been approved by the Cabinet.