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August 28th, 2018
Hon Walywn praises Opposition Leader on UK review consultations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), has publicly lauded the efforts of Opposition Leader Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), over his proactive approach to arrange consultations with the people of the Territory with regards the United Kingdom’s (UK) review of its relationship with Overseas Territories (OTs), including the Virgin Islands (VI).

August 17th, 2018
Hon Fahie kicks off consultations for UK/VI review on Jost van Dyke

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Leader, Andrew A. Fahie (R1), kick-starts his Territory-wide consultations, on the sister Island of Jost van Dyke, on Tuesday August 21, 2018, as he engages residents in order to prepare formal submissions to the United Kingdom’s review of its future relationship with its Overseas Territories (OTs).

August 16th, 2018
Premier ignores VI residents & will submit Govt’s unilateral views to UK review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to the Territory-wide consultations, organised by the Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith, (AL) has confirmed that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government will now, ‘unilaterally’ respond to the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament’s request, regarding the formal review of future relations with its Overseas Territories (OTs).

August 15th, 2018
NDP ‘drops ball’ on UK/VI relations review-Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has thoroughly lambasted the government of the Virgin Islands (VI), over its failure to act and engage the people of the Territory, in light of the United Kingdom’s (UK) decision to formally open a review into its future relations with its Overseas Territories (OTs)—including the VI.

August 15th, 2018
‘Public Registers’ danger demand greater focus & investment in VI Tourism—Wheatley

NEW YORK, NY, USA – There are serious economic and financial implications for the Virgin Islands (VI), as a consequence of the United Kingdom's (UK) decision, to impose public registers of beneficial ownership on the Overseas Territories (OTs), and in order to compensate, Tourism will have to take on a much more prominent role as a driver of economic growth in the medium and longer term.

August 15th, 2018
‘No-confidence’ in NDP Gov’t handling VI/UK’s future relations—Dr Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – A decision by the United Kingdom (UK) to review its existing relationship with its Overseas Territories (OTs) has drawn mixed reaction from residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) but Senior Pastor of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church (CGBBC), Reverend, Dr Michael A. Turnbull is clear—the matter cannot be dealt with by the current crop of elected officials in government.

August 14th, 2018
Hon Fahie issues Territory-wide call for 'expertise' to defend VI @ UK review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the September 3, 2018, deadline fast approaching for submissions to the United Kingdom’s (UK) Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, in relation to its review of the UK’s relationship with its Overseas Territories (OTs), Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has issued a Territory-wide clarion call, for persons to volunteer their expertise in the effort.

July 31st, 2018
Dr Turnbull lambastes those abusing laws to ‘enslave’ the people

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church (CGBBC) Reverend, Dr Melvin A. Turnbull, has lashed out those in the Territory “…so naive that we see ourselves as God, we have the audacity to see ourselves as the legal and moral authority” and “we intentionally create an environment using the laws of power to keep people dependent on us.”

July 13th, 2018
CARICOM Heads discuss UK ‘public registers’ decision

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The constitutional relationship of the Overseas Territories and the United Kingdom (UK) was addressed by the Leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), during its last Heads of Government Conference, held in neighbouring Jamaica, from July 3 to 7, 2018.

June 13th, 2018
Hon Pickering discuss VI & UK relations in wake of ‘public registers’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) and United Kingdom (UK) Overseas Territories (OT) Minister, Lord Ahmad, on June 12, 2018, held bilateral talks over the ‘public registers' of beneficial ownership, preparations for the 2018 hurricane season, and the recovery of the Virgin Islands (VI).





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