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February 1st, 2013
’I am not a racist’- Gov. McCleary tells talk show host!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After months of coming under attack by many civil servants, the legal fraternity, the media and many quiet whisperers in the community, the United Kingdom appointed Governor William B. McCleary has broken his silence.

September 12th, 2012
Premier handed Sloop Shoot-Out Trophy!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following a brief ceremony yesterday September 11, 2012, the Premier the Honourable Dr. D. Orlando Smith was presented with the winner’s Trophy following his victory over the Governor in the traditional August Sloop Race.

April 16th, 2012
Only 13 out of 72 staff are locals at Her Majesty’s Prison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After learning when the Governor’s Office appeared before the 2012 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) that both the Governor and the Ministry of Education and Culture were responsible for the prison with “gray” areas, the Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison Richard Holder has also added to the confusion.

December 10th, 2011
No “yes or no” answer to UK’s flexibility on VI budget submission - Tim Colley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Deputy Director of the Overseas Territories, Tim Colley, grilled by journalists yesterday December 9, 2011 on whether the United Kingdom was willing to flex with the Virgin Islands Government on the issue of submitting its budget two months prior to its approval, said it was very much in the interest of the VI Government to work openly with the UK Government on public financial management and to engage at an early stage in financial planning as it i

November 14th, 2011
Remembrance Day service held at Road Town Methodist Church

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Boyd McCleary, CMG, CVO and Deputy Governor Inez Archibald were among the persons at Sunday’s Remembrance Day service held on Sunday, 14 November at the Road Town Methodist Church, a press release from Government Information Service (GIS).

November 5th, 2011
UPDATE - 653 turned out for Advance Polling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A release from the Government Information Service revealed that 653 voters turned out to vote yesterday Friday November 4, 2011.


November 2nd, 2011
Election Observers could affect perception of VI – Skelton

HOPE HILL, East End, VI – It was reported that Governor Boyd McCleary allegedly informed the opposition leader that international observers will monitor the Territory’s General Elections, and now at least one National Democratic Party (NDP) member is questioning if the “Queen’s representative is trying to destroy the financial services sector”.



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