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July 31st, 2019
‘VI’s actions towards UK must not be reactions’ – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, now at the helm of government in the United Kingdom, the Virgin Islands (VI) and other British Overseas Territories (OT’s) should be on high alert for a renewed push of policies that they view as an overreach by the colonial power.

July 23rd, 2019
Johnson In; May Out: as UK Prime Minister

LONDON, United Kingdom - Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, known to many as Boris Johnson, will be the new prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK), after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

January 15th, 2019
May's Brexit plan suffers historic defeat; VI should be concerned

LONDON, United Kingdom – Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister (PM) of the United Kingdom (UK), Theresa M. May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British PM in the democratic era, after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230.

May 29th, 2018
Ambassador Wheatley blasts PM May

LONDON, England, UK - It was on May 24, 2018, that the Virgin Islands (VI) diplomat E. Benito Wheatley told Prime Minister of Great Britain the Rt. Hon. Theresa M. May at Number 10 Downing Street that the “United Kingdom (UK) Government has undermined the partnership between the VI and the UK at a critical time when the islands remain extremely vulnerable and are recovering from two devastating category 5 hurricanes in 2017, while preparing for an active 2018 hurricane season.”

November 28th, 2017
UK offering VI £300m in loan guarantees, £10m in grants

LONDON, United Kingdom- Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has welcomed the announcement by the United Kingdom (UK) for a recovery and reconstruction package for the Virgin Islands (VI) of up to £300 million in loan guarantees and £10 million in grants to support the Territory's recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

September 30th, 2017
President Trump to visit USVI next week, has PM May snubbed the VI?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Countries in the Caribbean region who are governed by their colonial powers France, Great Britain and the United States of America suffered tremendous damages following two Category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria that destroyed and devastated the islands.

June 10th, 2017
Austerity & Theresa M. May’s last dance!

Dickson Igwe

Theresa M. May gambled and lost on June 8, 2017. This, despite her Conservative party winning the most seats in Westminster. May lost the expectations game. She called the general Election to strengthen her parliamentary majority. She said that she needed to gain a stronger majority to strengthen her position in upcoming Brexit negotiations. Instead, May saw lost seats. Theresa M. May’s Conservative Party will have to form a coalition government. Her move has backfired terribly.

June 9th, 2017
UPDATE: PM May hung in June UK elections

LONDON, United Kingdom- After calling a snap election for June 8, 2017 United Kingdom's Prime Minister Mrs Theresa M. May of the Conservative Party aka Tories failed to secure the 326 seats outright majority she needed in Parliament to form another government and will now seek to stay in power with a coalition government with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

June 3rd, 2017
Theresa M. May’s Election Gamble Conundrum?

Dickson Igwe

From a twenty point lead over the Opposition Labour Party, Mrs Theresa M. May’s Conservative Party’s lead has shrunk precipitously according to the latest You Gov opinion poll.

May 20th, 2017
HMS Brexit & the Brussels Iceberg

Dickson Igwe

The United Kingdom must skillfully negotiate its exit from Europe, or risk being torn apart. With the Brexit Referendum, Brussels has become a massive and ominous iceberg that the seafaring vessel, The HMS Great Britain, would be wise not to crash into.

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