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January 18th, 2020
Meghan, Brexit, & Change

By Dickson C. Igwe

The Meghan Markle story is part of the ongoing process of change in the west and a UK slow to enter the 21st Century.

November 25th, 2019
Britain & the Overseas Territories: Toward soft colonialism or modern partnership?

By E. Benito Wheatley

As the United Kingdom (UK) General Election approaches, the country’s ongoing political turmoil over Brexit continues to overshadow the strained relationship between the Overseas Territories’ (OTs) and UK.

August 19th, 2019
For better or worst- The deal breaker

By Kenneth G. Gladstone

The NDP administration may never recover from the fatal blow delivered to them by the Virgin Islands’ electorate. The full-blown dissatisfaction of the territory was unreservedly expressed at the polls, and everyone including those who had no interest in local politics, ensured that the handsome gentlemen above will never be allowed to sit in the House of Assembly as government heads again.

June 24th, 2017
Ole England, Nostalgia, & Brexit

Dickson Igwe

There is a lesson for these Virgin Isles, and for countries striving for social and economic prosperity in the proceeding narrative. It states that national success is not derived through the cynical adoption of populist xenophobia, austerity, and war mongering.

June 23rd, 2016
UK & Bermuda referendums today: Same-sex marriage & EU status!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The political and intellectual classes in the territory will have their eyes on two important votes today that could have direct implications on the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 13th, 2015
Guyana: 'We don’t have to listen to what Britain says'

DEMERARA WAVES

Amidst mounting calls from the United Kingdom (UK) for an end to the prorogation of the Guyana Parliament, People's Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) General Secretary Clement Rohee says Guyana does not have to listen to what Britain says.

September 15th, 2014
‘Don’t believe that the British won’t step in! – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley believes the British could intervene if the House of Assembly continues on its current course and has warned that not because the Territory is doing well in certain respects means that the British won’t step in if needed.

March 28th, 2014
Housing benefits: Changes 'sees 6% of tenants move'

BBC NEWS

About 6% of social housing tenants in Britain affected by changes to benefits partly designed to cut under-occupancy have moved home, BBC research suggests.

October 13th, 2013
Bye bye, Britain! Sir Richard Branson sells Oxfordshire mansion and moves to holiday island tax haven home

Mail Online News

Sir Richard Branson has left Britain and is living on his holiday island of Necker, it emerged today.
The decision to leave the country for the British Virgin Islands is a turnaround for the charismatic 63-year-old entrepreneur, who has draped himself in the Union Flag to promote his business.

August 6th, 2012
“Freedom from what?” asks Minister Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In an assessed analytical approach towards the whole idea of freedom and emancipation from slavery in the Virgin Islands (VI), Hon. Mark Vanterpool asked, what exactly are the people of the Territory free from seeing that they are still directly under Britain’s command.

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