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July 31st, 2018
Lord Ahmad arrives in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, arrived at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, on July 31, 2018 and was greeted by His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert and Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE.

June 10th, 2018
Most Virgin Islands' residents snub Queen’s Birthday Parade?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Deputy Governor’s Office on Saturday, June 9, 2018, observed the birthday celebration of Queen Elizabeth II, with a ceremonial affair held on the A. O Shirley Recreation Grounds, notably absent were the majority of the people of the Territory.

December 25th, 2013
Christmas message by Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A Merry Christmas to all the people in the British Virgin Islands and those around us, and also a happy and peaceful New Year and those to follow.

September 23rd, 2013
Mrs Parsons pleads for help to complete building for Heritage Dancers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It may have been her Investiture Ceremony for being honoured with the Order of the British Empire (OBE), but Mrs Eileene L. Parsons was not too proud to use the occasion to make an impassioned plea to Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith to help the Heritage Dancers get their building "off the ground".

September 20th, 2013
OBE recipient 'Mrs P' thanks VI people for allowing her to work with & for them

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “The territory of the Virgin Islands has produced many remarkable sons and daughters who have served unselfishly to make life better for everyone and to make the country a better place. This description certainly fits Mrs Parsons who has given dedicated service to her country for over 50 years in so many different capacities.”

July 10th, 2013
Skimpy festival outfits send wrong message – Eileene L. Parsons

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Claiming that women in society were the standard bearers, former legislator Eileene L. Parsons OBE has complained that some of the festival parade costumes are “too much”.

June 19th, 2013
EXCLUSIVE: I have been fortunate – Eileene L. Parsons

MANCHESTER ESTATE, Tortola, VI – A recent announcement disclosed that Mrs Eileene L. Parsons was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to education and the community in the Virgin Islands.

June 1st, 2012
Virgin Islands Premier announces plans to re-energise tourism

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - British Virgin Islands Premier announces plans to re-energise tourism with a renewed focus on the UK as a primary market.

April 29th, 2012
40 years on...Lions Club still going strong [Photoslide Included]

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A reflection on the projects members of the Lions Club of Tortola have embarked on over the past 40 years, as well as, recognising the past presidents were among the highlights at an appreciation and fundraiser dinner held last evening, April 28, 2012 at the Mariner Inn, Moorings.

April 23rd, 2012
UPDATE - New fiscal protocols mean VI don't have to send budget to UK!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – "In these protocols, one will not find a requirement to send our budget to the United Kingdom (UK) for approval, nor will one find the heavy intrusive heavy hand of a concerned big brother, but instead will find a commitment by the Virgin Islands to manage itself responsibly, and a United Kingdom Government, who now recognizes that the people of this Territory can and will, if given the opportunity, take care of themselves responsibly," announced the Territory's Premier



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