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August 31st, 2019
The UK Civil War

By Dickson C. Igwe

Brexit could very well be the swam song of the UK, with England going its way, to become the world's largest financial offshore destination, and Scotland and Northern Ireland becoming countries of the European Union

August 19th, 2019
‘UK deliberately failed to investigate NDP corruption’ – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Listing a host of financial mismanagement and alleged corruption under the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), in damning allegations, has accused United Kingdom (UK) officials in the Virgin Islands (VI) of deliberately failing to investigate the NDP Government, leaving the door open for UK imposed policies on the territory’s finances.

July 31st, 2019
‘VI’s actions towards UK must not be reactions’ – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, now at the helm of government in the United Kingdom, the Virgin Islands (VI) and other British Overseas Territories (OT’s) should be on high alert for a renewed push of policies that they view as an overreach by the colonial power.

February 21st, 2019
UK Report: OTs should remove belongership status, legalise same-sex marriage

LONDON, United Kingdom - A United Kingdom (UK) parliamentary committee report is calling on the Theresa May-led administration to set a date for all Overseas Territories (OTs) to remove belongership status, legalise same-sex marriages and implement the public beneficial ownership registries.

December 3rd, 2018
No mandate for 'lame duck' Premier in UK talks'- Jamal S. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government led by Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, has “no mandate to hold any discussions on anything, much less the critical decisions being taken in London to use the Overseas Territories to replace Britain's involvement in the Galileo Satellite Network (similar to GPS used in the USA).”

August 12th, 2018
Dr Smith Gov’t warned of need for Plan-B in upcoming ‘UK fight’

NEW YORK, NY, USA – The government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is being called on to urgently prepare contingency plans, in wake of the impending deadline for the implementation of ‘public registers’—a United Kingdom (UK) decision, that is believed, will have a crippling effect on the Territory’s Financial Services sector.

August 2nd, 2018
"But be happy the Brits ended the slave trade"

Thomas C. Famous

A quote from someone upset about the way Britain has been portrayed about its role in the global slave trade. They attempt to make 'emancipation' sound as if this was an act of 'divine generosity,' on the part of the British.

March 8th, 2018
‘What UK has done to us is a disgrace’- Hon Fraser

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- While many may think that the United Kingdom (UK) Government of Theresa M. May has done the Virgin Islands a huge favour by guaranteeing loans of some £300 million to help the Territory in its restoration and development following the hurricanes of September 2017, Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA is not buying it wholesale.

February 16th, 2018
‘Things being implemented by UK right on top of us’- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ever since the publication of sections of the letter called ‘High Level Framework for UK support to the BVI Hurricane Recovery’ written to the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), many persons speculated that there was much more going on that residents were not being made aware of.

January 29th, 2018
RVIPF gets £1.2M from UK

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has received direct funding from the United Kingdom to assist in its operations, which were hampered following the hurricanes of September 2017.

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