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March 16th, 2019
Brexit: Keeping the Overseas Territories inside the loop

By Dickson C. Igwe

Brexit is a huge economic, social, and political matter that the Overseas Territories (OT) of Great Britain must engage with.

March 14th, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool recants resignation, ask to be sworn into HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Fourth Electoral District, Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has today, March 14, 2019, recanted his resignation from the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) citing incorrect resignation procedure, while noting that the people of his district have encouraged him to continue being their representative.

March 14th, 2019
Talks fruitful for return of Banking to VG – Premier

Road Town, Tortola, VI – Banking service is expected to make a full return to the sister island of Virgin Gorda (VG), after several months without a banking presence on the island following the exit of Scotiabank in September of 2018.

March 14th, 2019
CIBC FirstCaribbean gives VI students first-hand experience to mark IWD

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank on Friday, March 8, 2019, last, on the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD)—as part of its corporate social responsibility—used the occasion to give female students in the Territory the opportunity to engage in the administrative and day to day activities of providing Banking Services in the Virgin Islands (VI).

March 13th, 2019
VI evades EU blacklisting; Premier credits NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After months of uncertainty over whether the Virgin Islands (VI) would be tax blacklisted for not meeting European Union (EU) requirements regarding fair taxation, the top European body announced that it recognises the VI as compliant with its fair taxation principles as well as being a cooperative jurisdiction.

March 13th, 2019
Fraser Attacks: 'Tell us where the money for the Plane went'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) was reminded that with the heated elections campaign season over, there are major issues that the present government must deal with as matters of urgency, to the extent that Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) should currently be in the United Kingdom (UK).

March 11th, 2019
Prospect Reef abandoned, a symbol of NDP failure

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was in July 2017, that former Premier, Dr D. Orlando Smith, at a press conference, announced an agreement to re-developed Prospect Reef Resort.

March 10th, 2019
UK Gov’t support of OTs welcoming - E. Benito Wheatley

WESTMINSTER, London, UK – Even with mounting pressure from the United Kingdom (UK) to regulate British Overseas Territories (OT’s) in areas like removing belongership status, legalising same-sex marriages and implementing the public beneficial ownership registries, former UK Representative for the Virgin Islands, E. Benito Wheatley says it is welcoming that the UK Government remains committed to the recovery of Caribbean OTs.

March 9th, 2019
VI women ‘pigeonholed’ in work environment - Sharon P. Flax-Brutus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the world observed International Women’s Day, Director of Tourism, Mrs Sharon P. Flax-Brutus says women in the Virgin Islands (VI) still face severe challenges and are being marginalised in the professional environment even as progress has been made to demolish the glass ceiling both regionally and internationally.

March 9th, 2019
OT & an unsustainable Brexit

By Dickson C. Igwe

In the long run, Brexit is unsustainable. But Brexit will impact Overseas Territories (OTs) of Great Britain in the Caribbean.

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