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April 24th, 2017
‘Where you born is where you from’- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two simple solutions to one big problem currently plaguing the Virgin Islands (UK)- that of expats children born in the territory becoming "stateless" if they do not get a passport from the country of origin of their parents- are a referendum or a change of immigration laws.

October 13th, 2016
Expats children’s birthrights up for Constitutional Review talks- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It has been a ‘hot’ topic recently in the House of Assembly about expatriates’ children ‘born here’ being deprived immediate citizenship because of the British Nationality Act.

September 28th, 2016
Rights for expats’ children 'out of our hands'- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Talk show host of the Speak Out BVI programme on ZBVI 780 AM Doug Wheatley has pointed out to the present situation where children born to expatriates in the territory have to apply for citizenship in Britain, as one of the glaring examples of the downside of not being an independent nation.

July 22nd, 2015
‘UK messed up the VI by banning death penalty’- Radio caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the Speak Out BVI radio programme aired on July 21, 2015 on ZBVI 780 FM has questioned whether the Virgin Islands has to accept every policy that is proposed by the United Kingdom and even suggested that the territory seek to manage even more of its own affairs.

May 17th, 2015
Children ‘born here’ not of VI parents must be embraced- Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At the launch of the National Democratic Party (NDP) At-Large candidates for the national elections of the Virgin Islands (VI) set for June 8, 2015, emotions ran high in support of a call made by Honourable Myron V. Walwyn for the Third House of Assembly to seriously consider the boiling issue of children ‘born here’ of parents not from the Virgin Islands.

August 30th, 2013
VI Labour & Immigration policy a mess! – Natalio Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The immigration and labour policies of the Virgin Islands are in dire need of a fix according to commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru.

August 27th, 2013
Provocative calls by Hon. Walwyn unrealistic – Sowande

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru believes that provocative calls made by Education and Culture Minister Hon. Myron V. Walwyn regarding the need for the granting of citizenship and its accompanying rights to the children of expatriates upon their birth are unrealistic.

August 21st, 2013
Should the Premier 'bell those cats'?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator and social activist Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said as a citizen of the Territory, he would like to see Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith take a much stronger stance when it came to certain subjects that Ministers are left to make statements on.

August 13th, 2013
Where you born is not where you from, according to the VI Constitution

By Jefferson J. Knight

Before I begin to write what Her Majesty-The Queen declared in Her approved Virgin Islands Constitution, shall we pray?

August 3rd, 2013
Demographic politics in full play in the Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe

Commentators slip on a political banana skin

Politics and press may go hand in hand, but frequently the two are engaged in a fiery relationship. Now, a story portraying this volatile symbiosis appeared online on July 5, 2013. It was a piece titled, "COMMENTATORS FUME OVER PROPOSED CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH."



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