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July 13th, 2018
CARICOM Heads discuss UK ‘public registers’ decision

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The constitutional relationship of the Overseas Territories and the United Kingdom (UK) was addressed by the Leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), during its last Heads of Government Conference, held in neighbouring Jamaica, from July 3 to 7, 2018.

June 13th, 2018
Hon Pickering discuss VI & UK relations in wake of ‘public registers’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) and United Kingdom (UK) Overseas Territories (OT) Minister, Lord Ahmad, on June 12, 2018, held bilateral talks over the ‘public registers' of beneficial ownership, preparations for the 2018 hurricane season, and the recovery of the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 22nd, 2018
Premier Smith defiant; ‘No public registry for VI until global standards’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The showdown between the United Kingdom (UK) and the Virgin Islands (VI), an overseas territory over the UK’s Parliament decision to kill the offshore financial sector is heating up.

May 21st, 2018
House of Lords upholds Commons Bill on OTs public registry

LONDON, England, UK - It was another blow for the British Overseas Territories (OTs) in the Caribbean today Monday, May 21, 2018, as the House of Lords of the United Kingdom Upper House let stand the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, with the amendment passed by the Lower House on May 1, 2018.

October 31st, 2016
OTs call for high-level engagement with UK on Brexit deal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI) is today urging the UK Government to ensure the VI – and other Overseas Territories – have high-level engagement in the Brexit negotiations.

October 16th, 2016
OTs to discuss scaling back powers of Governors- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The powers vested in the Governor here in the Virgin Islands (British) and other Overseas Territories (OTs) continue to be a sore issue and Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has said the matter is being discussed among OTs’ governments.

November 14th, 2014
‘VI politicians not put behind bars’ - Governor John S. Duncan

FORT BURT, Tortola, VI - At the occasion of being inducted as an honorary member of the Lion's Club of Tortola His Excellency Governor John S. Duncan OBE singled out the Virgin Islands (VI) as one of the Overseas Territories that has been demonstrating true democracy and its politicians are not being put behind bars.

September 10th, 2014
‘Gov. William B. McCleary didn’t meet expectations’ – Hon Julian Fraser, RA

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - “It is obvious that the past Governor did not step up to the expectation of the people of this Territory,” stated Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party and Legislator in the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3).

June 15th, 2014
Queen’s Birthday celebrations draw turnout

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Members of the various disciplined services, schools and youth organisations of the Virgin Islands gave a sterling account of themselves during a parade yesterday June 14, 2014 at the Festival Grounds in celebration of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

November 27th, 2013
UK & OTs issue ‘ambitious’ communiqué in London

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- UK Ministers and Overseas Territory leaders at the annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council in London have agreed to an ambitious communiqué setting out steps to promote further opportunities for business, trade and investment in the Territories.

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