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September 10th, 2012
Mark Simmonds is new British Overseas Territories boss

By Caricom News Network

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - British Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed 48-year-old chartered surveyor Mark Simmonds as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Foreign Office, replacing Henry Bellingham who was fired last week for under-performing.

September 6th, 2012
United Kingdom Names New Minister for Caribbean in Cabinet Reshuffle

By Caribbean Journal

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a new ministerial team at the Foreign Office.

May 11th, 2012
Signed Protocols provide clear future for the VI - Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Finance, Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith stated that the Virgin Islands (VI) is solely leaning on the Protocols for Effective Financial Management that was signed with Henry Bellingham, United Kingdom Minister for the Overseas Territories on April 23 2012, and that the Protocols play a vital role in helping to establish where to go as a Territory and in choosing the right road to get there.

May 2nd, 2012
Wheatley: It would be interesting how UK promotes the VI!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the United Kingdom Government going through a financial turmoil, talk show host Douglas Wheatley said it will be interesting to see how the Minister for Overseas Territories Henry Bellingham, MP will find ways to improve the Virgin Islands (VI) tourism product.

April 27th, 2012
VI’s tourism one of best in the world – MP Bellingham

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the “champion” in London for Overseas Territories (OTs), Henry Bellingham, MP, will continue to push for the promotion and marketing of OTs tourism particularly the Virgin Islands “because your tourism offer is quite superb. It’s one of the best in the world.”

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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