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September 12th, 2019
VI's 'back & forth' with UK Gov’t concerning- Opposition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has chided the government’s ‘back and forth’ approach with the United Kingdom (UK) on policies, noting that the territory ought to be maintaining its relationship with the Crown.

September 9th, 2019
‘The days of bullying are gone’- Premier to UK Gov't

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in his contention to re-negotiate stipulations surrounding the United Kingdom (UK) Loan Guarantee has reaffirmed that no agreement will be signed unless certain amendments are made.

September 5th, 2019
‘Shocking & Untrue’ - Premier fires back @ UK’s Ben Merrick

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I wouldn’t stoop to their level,” the words of Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in response to Director of British Overseas Territories, Ben Merrick's September 2, 2019 letter stating amongst other claims, that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government since taking office in February 2019, has caused engagements between the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United Kingdom (UK) to weaken.

March 10th, 2019
UK Gov’t support of OTs welcoming - E. Benito Wheatley

WESTMINSTER, London, UK – Even with mounting pressure from the United Kingdom (UK) to regulate British Overseas Territories (OT’s) in areas like removing belongership status, legalising same-sex marriages and implementing the public beneficial ownership registries, former UK Representative for the Virgin Islands, E. Benito Wheatley says it is welcoming that the UK Government remains committed to the recovery of Caribbean OTs.

November 8th, 2018
OT Director in VI to monitor UK support

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newly appointed Director for Overseas Territories in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr Ben Merrick, is currently on a four day visit to the Territory during which time he is expected to have a special focus on focus on governance, financial services and the recovery of the Virgin Islands (VI).

April 4th, 2018
Leaked letters show pressure from FCO for independent Recovery Agency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While some backbenchers, residents and civil society are not sure what is in the amended Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Bill 2018, letters unearthed from senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources show pressure from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) over the Bill.

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