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May 30th, 2018
Another march planned on domestic issues; set for June 8, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Coming days after political candidate, businessman and former Permanent Secretary Julian Willock called publicly for another march to address domestic issues, a small group headed by social activist Floyd Burnett aka ‘Heritage’ has organised a march.

May 28th, 2018
Willock calls on Bishop Cline & Pastor Turnbull to lead another march

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Political aspirant, former Permanent Secretary and son of the soil Mr Julian Willock, who strongly supported the march of May 24, 2018, against the United Kingdom’s decision to impose public registry for beneficial ownership on Overseas Territories in the Caribbean, has called for another march.

May 28th, 2018
Our right to march supports our freedom not to march

Alred C. Frett

Let your Voice be heard and stand for something or fall for anything:

We have passed the day of decision whether or not to march against the UK’s ‘Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill Amendment’ as it affects the VI… As a supporter of freedom of expression including peaceful protest, I have no problem marching anywhere and anytime provided it is done in the greater interest of the People and not for promoting special interest and personal agendas.

May 24th, 2018
Tales from Tortola- Part V: Up yea mighty people

Thomas C. Famous

“Didn’t my people before me slave for this country?” Bob Marley

Over the course of the last 500 years of European colonial oppression, persons throughout the Caribbean have taken up arms or more recently, placards, against unjust and inhumane policies.

May 23rd, 2018
‘The march is about country; We will deal with NDP later’- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Outspoken resident and political aspirant Julian Willock has again thrown his full support behind the May 24, 2018 march to demonstrate the people’s displeasure with an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill passed in the House of Commons demanding that only Overseas Territories located in the Caribbean operate registers of beneficial ownership.

May 14th, 2018
UK Parliament's decision 'robs us of our dignity’ – Lorna G. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the interview on the BBC’s radio programme with Member of the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament Dame Margaret E. Hodge over the financial services sector on Tuesday May 1, 2018, Lorna G. Smith OBE, Executive Director of BVI Finance, expressed that the decision by the House of Commons to force UK Overseas Territories (OTs) to have Public Registers of Beneficial Ownership was based on “misinformation and emotions.”

May 12th, 2018
‘No time to play politics’ – Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– “For the last 30 years, everything that the international community has asked the BVI to do we have done. In the House of Assembly most of the bills are to regulate the Financial Services sector. So we are well regulated and it’s kind of disappointing that the UK parliament will still pass the bill.”

May 11th, 2018
'Back off UK!'- VI residents drumming up support for public demonstration

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In what is considered a most controversial amendment and one that forces the Virgin Islands (VI) to implement a public register that reveals the names of its beneficial owners of offshore companies registered in the British Overseas Territories, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), strongly stated that his government will not comply with the amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill until it becomes a “global standard."

May 5th, 2018
A March? Gov’t expected to support demonstration over UK Public Registry law

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, that the United Kingdom's House of Commons passed an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill to demand the Overseas Territories in the Caribbean have a public registry to show who owns offshore accounts and who benefits from them.

July 6th, 2013
Lindsay Grant released!

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts- (PAM Communications Unit) After 6 of the most intense and highly charged hours in the history of St. Kitts-Nevis, former Leader of the People’s Action Movement (PAM) Mr Lindsay Grant was released from police custody at close to midnight on Friday evening, July 5, 2013.

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