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July 1st, 2016
UK’s vote to leave the EU will hurt the VI- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- After some five years of heavy criticism for not being engaged regionally or internationally, the territory’s second Premier, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, took to the airwaves in a radio address on June 30, 2016 and told residents that the United Kingdom’s recent vote to leave the 28 Member European Union (EU) is bad for the Virgin Islands.

June 16th, 2016
Benefits of EU to UKOTs under threat by 'Brexit' - E. Benito Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A report prepared by Peter Clegg for the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) in June 2016 has pointed out some of the benefits to the OTs of the European Union and whose benefits could be impacted by the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership, commonly referred to as 'Brexit'.

April 14th, 2016
EU Big Five launch tax crackdown

BBC NEWS

The five largest economies in the European Union have agreed to share information on secret owners of businesses and trusts.

June 4th, 2014
15M EU funded project has no political ties – FS Neil M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Financial Secretary of the Virgin Islands Mr Neil M. Smith sought to place on the record that the 15M Euro provided by the European Union which will be managed in the Virgin Islands (VI) has no government ties.

June 2nd, 2014
‘Think beyond your borders’ – Ag Premier says

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “It is no sense of us sitting back and complaining that the EU is this and the EU is that and that the funding agencies is this and the funding agencies is that … we must have a strategic approach, let us stay focus on that if nothing else.”

June 17th, 2013
Trinidad Agrees on Environment Initiatives With European Union

Caribbean Journal

Trinidad and Tobago has signed a financing agreement for $10.67 million with the European Union for an environment programme.

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.

February 29th, 2012
VI must be prepared to capitalise on opportunities & minimise threats- Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - One of the major concerns of the London Office is to ensure that with the new relationships and new partnership that the United Kingdom is seeking to foster with the European Union, that the interests of the Territory are understood first of all and that they are represented and protected.

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