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June 20th, 2018
Monica Allen Receives British Empire Medal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Acting Permanent Secretary Ms Monica Allen, is the Territory’s newest recipient of the British Empire Medal (BEM) award from Her Majesty the Queen.

June 14th, 2018
21 registered as British Citizens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Twenty-one persons are now British citizens after having been previously naturalised as British Overseas Territories citizens.

June 4th, 2018
I would boycott Queen's Birthday celebration as private citizen- Dr. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7)—the man who many say had the best speech at the ‘Decision to March’ on May 24, 2018 against the United Kingdom’s Parliament decision to impose public registry for beneficial ownership—is making the news again.

May 18th, 2018
Governor dodges protest; meets with organising committee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United Kingdom appointed Governor, Augustus J. U. Jaspert will not be in the Territory on the day of the public demonstration, Thursday, May 24, 2018, where residents have come together to fight the Bill by the UK House of Commons to make beneficial owners public.

May 9th, 2018
1 month later police report on killing of Hernandez still not public

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the political leaders in the Virgin Islands threaten independence in response to the United Kingdom’s House of Commons voting to imposed public registry on the Territory’s offshore sector in a move that can destroy the Financial Services Industry, ordinary residents are now asking if the current leaders can be trusted with independence.

May 8th, 2018
Gov Jaspert reiterates support for VI’s Financial Services

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “I recognise that this is disappointing. As I have made clear previously, I believe that the BVI is a well-regulated jurisdiction with an effective register of beneficial ownership (BOSSs) that is accessible by law enforcement. Since 2013, BVI has made it clear that the jurisdiction is committed to implementing public registers when they become the global standard.”

April 23rd, 2018
UK donates heavy-duty vehicles for Government Depts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Moments ago tonight Monday, April 23, 2018, our roving camera captured some brand-new trucks, backhoes and pickups parked neatly at the Government Administration Complex in Road Town.

April 17th, 2018
Gov Jaspert signs controversial Bill to create alternative Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was a heated two days of debate late last month that further placed a wedge in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) led by 73-year-old Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

April 6th, 2018
On snubbing of Gov swearing in: ‘VI open country, we welcome people’- DG Archer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many residents remember the controversy last year when the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government used the Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Ingrid A. Moses-Scatliffe, to discontinue with the traditional location for the swearing in of the newly appointed senior civil servant in the United Kingdom Diplomatic Service.

March 24th, 2018
Premier tries to sell 'Recovery Agency' @ reception for hurricane responders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was a night to personally say "thank you" to all the hardworking individuals who assisted in the recovery process but Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, took the opportunity to encourage persons to call their district representatives to vote yes to the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018.



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