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March 17th, 2014
EU imposes sanctions over Crimea

BBC NEWS

The EU has agreed to impose travel bans and asset freezes against 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine, following Sunday's referendum in Crimea.

September 18th, 2013
Archaic court buildings violating health & safety stds.– CJ Pereira

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Court buildings within the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have been described by Her Ladyship the Hon. Chief Justice Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE as archaic and have been seen as violating basic health and safety standards.

August 21st, 2013
Should the Premier 'bell those cats'?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator and social activist Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said as a citizen of the Territory, he would like to see Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith take a much stronger stance when it came to certain subjects that Ministers are left to make statements on.

August 5th, 2013
Hon. Vanterpool spells 'independence' at Emancipation Service!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although refraining from the use of the word ‘independence’, Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool has called for the people of the Virgin Islands to continue the “conversation” about "self determination".

June 17th, 2013
Hon. Myron V. Walwyn hints at Independence

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – It would not take a rocket scientist to see that the members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government and that the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith do not see eye to eye on the issue of the Virgin Islands advancing the status of becoming an independent country.

June 13th, 2013
VI Independence is inevitable – Hon. Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Fifth District Representative Hon. Delores Christopher has joined in the chorus of calls for independence in stating that it is an inevitable development in the growth of the Virgin Islands (VI).

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.

September 22nd, 2012
Would independence have dire consequences for VI? - 3D Show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Continuing the discourse on independence for the Virgin Islands (VI), host of the 3D talk show, Doug Wheatley, raised questions on whether independence could have a serious backlash on the Territory.

September 14th, 2012
Britain integrating us into the UK – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Host of the radio talk show programme, Speak Out BVI, Doug Wheatley, believes that Britain is slowly integrating us into the UK.

September 12th, 2012
Caller: Independence makes no sense

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One caller to the Speak Out BVI radio show, felt that discussions of Independence were premature at the moment, especially if the Virgin Islands did not have a means of creating money for itself.





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