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November 25th, 2013
OT meeting in London starts today; Dr. Smith representing VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reviewing and implementing the strategy and commitments in the 2012 White Paper will be one of the major items on the agenda when the annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meets from today November 26 to November 27, 2013 in London.

November 20th, 2013
Virgin Islands Birds Of Paradise Management Programme Launched

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Conservation and Fisheries Department, through funding provided by the Overseas Territories Programme Fund (OTPF) within the Governor’s Office, facilitated a three-day workshop, which functioned as the platform to launch the Virgin Islands Birds of Paradise Management Programme.

June 11th, 2013
Cameron calls in tax havens ahead of G8 summit in June

Overseas Territories Review

David Cameron has asked the senior ministers of all Britain's overseas territories – including Bermuda, Jersey and the British Virgin Islands – to London on the eve of this month's G8 summit to urge them to root out the multibillion-pound evasion industry by signing up to agreements to share tax information.

May 20th, 2013
British PM Cameron makes personal plea to tax havens

NEWS ASIA

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday wrote to leaders of overseas tax havens, urging them to help the country's efforts to combat tax evasion and avoidance.

November 16th, 2012
Corruption: A Greater Problem In The United Kingdom

By Overseasreview

As part of the survey on corruption in Europe, Transparency International’s national chapter in the UK did a special focus on “Corruption in the UK”. The results were damning: “corruption is a greater problem in the UK than is currently recognised”, the research found.

October 17th, 2012
Visit To The Virgin Islands By Mark Simmonds MP, Minister For The Overseas Territories, 22 – 24 October

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mark Simmonds, the new Minister for the Overseas Territories, will be visiting the Virgin Islands from 22 to 24 October. This will be his first visit to an Overseas Territory since taking up his post in September and his first official visit to VI.

September 17th, 2012
EU to support VI in overseas Trades

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - According to an agreement made between the Virgin Islands (VI) and the European Union (EU), the VI will receive assistance when trading with overseas markets.

September 7th, 2012
Smith: UK wants to have greater control

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Umoja’s host, Cromwell Smith, in reference to the relationship with the United Kingdom (UK) and their Overseas Territories, stated on his talk show that aired on a local rado station last evening, September 6, 2012, that the UK wants to have greater control, and referred to this as a pattern of intrusion.

September 3rd, 2012
The British are coming! Is the Virgin Islands next?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Within the last three to four years the United Kingdom (UK) has exerted more pressure, oversight and intervention on her Overseas Territories (OT) in the Caribbean region than any other time in the relationship’s over 50 year history.

April 24th, 2012
MP Bellingham: No immediate answer to children born in OTs by non-national parents!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A frequent question that Henry Bellingham, a United Kingdom (UK) Member of Parliament (MP) is usually asked is how the UK intends to address the issue of children born in Overseas Territories (OTs) to parents who are not indigenous citizens, and at a press conference held yesterday April 23, 2012, he acknowledged there is no immediate answer but “it is something that we keep under close review I can assure you.”

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