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August 12th, 2019
Emancipation, Religion & Truths from the Bible

By Alred C. Frett

We are still weak from Emancipation Fever and while we had no repeated August Floods, it is 2years since Hurricane Irma demolished the locally owned Palmgrove Shopping Centre. That is symbolically sad and while I am one of those owners, this is not about me but about less fortunate owners who did all the right things but lost their livelihood through the negligence of Government.

July 22nd, 2019
EU out to damage VI's financial services sector - Gerard St C. Farara QC

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands’ Queen’s Counsel (QC) and member of the Inner Bar, Mr Gerard St. C. Farara, QC, says the European Union (EU) through its Economic Substance requirements has devised a plan to damage the local financial services sector of the Virgin Islands (VI) after achieving limited success in reaching previous detrimental objectives.

May 30th, 2019
BREXIT: UK Gov’t working in interest of VI – Gov Japsert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as the relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and its British Overseas Territories (OTs) reach an impasse where OTs now more than ever are seeking greater autonomy in managing their own affairs, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert says the UK will continue to ensure that the interests of the VI are represented and reflected in its European Union (EU) negotiations.

May 5th, 2019
‘VI needs national vision, strategic plan’ - Gerard St. C. Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Queen’s Counsel (QC), Attorney and member of the Inner Bar, Mr Gerard St. C. Farara says that for the Virgin Islands (VI) to effectively take on constitutional reform, the approach should be based on where the territory wants to be in the future, both in relation to its national development and its external relationship with the United Kingdom (UK).

April 30th, 2019
Stop intervening in OT affairs – Cayman Premier warns UK

ST TROPEZ, Monaco - Cayman Islands Premier, Alden McNee McLaughlin Jr, MBE, has warned against UK Lawmaker’s unwarranted intervention into the affairs of British Overseas Territories (OTs), which according to him, will only drive a wedge between OTs and the United Kingdom Government.

March 30th, 2019
Cayman Islands succumb to UK demands on same sex marriage

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands - The United Kingdom (UK) has demanded of its Overseas Territories (OT) and Crown Dependencies—including the Virgin Islands—they legalise same sex marriage and on Friday, March 29, 2019, the Cayman Islands, in a landmark judgment in Grand Court, delivered.

March 25th, 2019
We need to ready ourselves against UK pressure- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline who hosts the popular ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio show on ZBVI 780 am, says it is imperative that the Virgin Islands (VI) get itself ready to defend against heightening pressure from those in the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament seeking to impose policies on the territory.

March 19th, 2019
Elections are over – Time for ruling & not for fooling

By Alred C. Frett

The UK always reserves the final say - Let them: It is over but persons still ask what I think about the election results, the Cabinet and resignation & re-application of an elected member?... Well, most of my selections won so I am hopeful… At the same time, they were the ones facing nightly stress & strain on the campaign trail so they – and not I – have the right to make their own decisions on any & all positions… We will judge their work.

March 18th, 2019
VI seeking solidarity to fight EU, UK pressure – Premier to OECS

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) commenting on his recent trip to Guadeloupe for a special Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meeting says he is pleased with the progress of regional unity and the BVI’s role in the agenda to fight outside pressure from Europe.

March 15th, 2019
VI avoided same-sex marriage ‘like a plague’ - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Member and Chairman of Progressives United (PU) Hon Julian Fraser, RA on the issue of UK pressure to legalise same-sex marriage, said in the past, that the territory has avoided the issue, “like a plague”.

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