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September 28th, 2016
Rights for expats’ children 'out of our hands'- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Talk show host of the Speak Out BVI programme on ZBVI 780 AM Doug Wheatley has pointed out to the present situation where children born to expatriates in the territory have to apply for citizenship in Britain, as one of the glaring examples of the downside of not being an independent nation.

July 26th, 2016
The British are coming to impose direct rule - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communication and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has said, while “some” would prefer him to be silent, the territory’s freedom is under threat by the United Kingdom.

July 20th, 2016
NDP & UK Gov'ts acting in isolation on future of VI- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Radio Talk show personality, Doug Wheatley has spoken out against what he said is the notable exclusion of locals in the decision-making process in the territory.

May 30th, 2015
A not so United Kingdom

By Dickson Igwe

The British General Election of May 12, 2015 revealed the soft underbelly of Britain’s politics of regionalism and class division. The election was furthermore as much about economics as it was about politics.

March 3rd, 2015
‘Time for more autonomy' – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley said that now is an opportune moment for the territory to commence talks with the United Kingdom with a view to gaining more autonomy.

December 5th, 2013
Premier Discusses Territorial Matters with UK Students

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On the heels of the recently concluded Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) in the United Kingdom (UK), the BVI London office played host to the Premier and a wide cross section of BVI students in London at its annual Student Orientation.

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.

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