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August 4th, 2013
Consulates and the Vatican in chaos as HSBC tells them to find another bank

Mail Online

Diplomats in London have been thrown into chaos after Britain’s biggest bank, HSBC, sacked them as customers and gave them 60 days to move their accounts.

May 1st, 2013
VI urged to wake up & face issues of 'colonial status'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -While the importance of the issues being addressed at the level of the House of Assembly, the issues surrounding the recent leaks within the financial services sector and the new face it has put on the Virgin Islands, the state of health care services and the others in the bundle, it is also the expressed opinion that time should be exhorted in addressing other issues including that of the country’s status as a UK Overseas Territory.

April 8th, 2013
It’s time for the UK to close down the BVI

By Tax Research UK

David Cameron and George Osborne were warned on Sunday they are in danger of losing credibility on their central agenda for their G8chairmanship this year if they do not unilaterally introduce greater tax transparency in British dependent territories such as the British Virgin Islands.

March 7th, 2013
BVI Students In UK Improve Communication Skills At Recent Seminar

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Over 34 Virgin Islanders studying in the United Kingdom (UK) improved their interview skills at the BVI London Office’s 7th Professional Development Student Seminar at BVI House in London.

February 27th, 2013
‘We want no part of that homosexual affairs’ – caller to Speak Out BVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There was no love fest on the Speak Out BVI show last evening, February 26, 2013 as one caller sought to warn Ministers of Government that there were still VIslanders that possessed a spirit of rebelliousness when it came to speaking for their rights.

September 13th, 2012
UPDATE: House of Assembly to meet again today!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After the fanfare that saw the United Kingdom appointed Governor Boyd McCleary’s second speech from the throne in 9 months, and the public's excitement at seeing the Opposition Virgin Islands Party fire off some 60 plus questions at the first sitting on September 3, 2012 the House of Assembly will convene again after 10 days.

August 2nd, 2012
UPDATE: Has the UK stopped the Cruise Ship Pier Development Proposal?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As was firstly and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online, the United Kingdom Government has continued to express its concerns with the cruise pier expansion project. It is now unclear what will happen to the Project now that Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith announced late Wednesday August 1, 2012, days following the accurate article by this news site, that the project must now go to Public Tender.

August 1st, 2012
Concerned citizen writes to UK for intervention in Cruise pier project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following a recent investigative article written by this news site of July 26, 2012, regarding the United Kingdom’s concern with some aspects of the multi-million dollar proposed Cruise Pier Park Development, a letter has been obtained from one resident who had written to the UK and called for its intervention in the project.

May 29th, 2012
Local whites claim they face the "wrath" of Virgin Islanders!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – They make up 7.28 percent of the Virgin Islands’ population, according to Wikipedia, but the Caucasians albeit Virgin Islanders or Belongers, feel they face the biggest challenge living in the VI, that is, racism.

May 2nd, 2012
BVP(Truth for the Youth)… THE PROTOCOLS WE PRAYED FOR

By Alred Frett

Based on current events it seems everyone is complaining about Pressures, Protocol, Sickness, Sadness and even Citizens not living long enough to collect their Social Security… A new trend sends more of our Youth to Jail than to the Work Force as our Education System appears stuck in Reverse & major self-denial… May be we should ask ourselves if this is not what we prayed for?



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