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April 23rd, 2018
Using Racism, Labour & Immigration to shatter the Golden Rule

Alred C. Frett

Disappointing our Forefathers:

These rough times are getting rougher and more rather than less we find ourselves complaining about the problems we experience and the pains we face… We allow ourselves no time for concern about others as we totally reject the idea that our own actions or inaction may be the root cause of our problems – Instead, we have become consumed by our own perceived social status and self-importance

March 8th, 2018
Premier Smith words useless? Expats with job offers still must leave- Immigration Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Confusion continues to loom over the Virgin Islands (VI) post hurricanes Immigration policies.

March 6th, 2018
‘Cease & desist from sending expats home’- Dr Smith to CIO

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI- Saying that the Territory’s first Chief Minister, the late H. Lavity Stoutt, was a man of inclusiveness and who embraced the contribution of expatriates to the development of the modern Virgin Islands, Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) said the Territory, including officials of Government, should also have an attitude of gratitude for their contribution and not seek to chase them away from the Territory.

October 11th, 2017
'Send expat looters home' - Hon Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After category 5 hurricane Irma ravaged the territory on September 6, 2017, expatriates and locals were involved in looting of numerous businesses throughout the Virgin Islands (VI).

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.

April 21st, 2017
‘Terrible indictment’ on children ‘born here’ of expats-Hon. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A “terrible indictment” that needs to be addressed with a level of urgency is how Education and Culture Minister Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) described the laws of the Virgin Islands (UK) pertaining to children of expats who were born in the territory becoming "stateless" if they do not get a passport from the country of origin of their parents.

April 5th, 2017
Stricter background checks for expats needed- Speak Out BVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A call for stricter background checks on persons entering the territory is one suggestion to reducing crime in the Virgin Islands (UK).

March 12th, 2017
Queen Shereen calls Chico B a default Monarch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A song-Outsider, which was recently released to the public by Virgin Gorda Calypso Monarch, Vincentian- Roland O. Vieira aka Chico B, calling for unity among the expatriates and the natives, has opened a can of proverbial worms, with a veteran Calypsonian, calling him a Monarch by default.

August 22nd, 2016
Natalio D. Wheatley responds to controversial BVI News article

By Natalio D. Wheatley

On Wednesday August 17, 2016, on my radio show, “Things to Talk,” I made comments which were reported on by various news outlets. These news reports on my comments were not received well by a sizable number of people. Some will see my response to these news reports and their comments as damage control, but those who know me understand that I am not afraid of criticism.

March 27th, 2016
You can’t just expect to receive & not give- Franka A. Pickering tells expats

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI- “I must say we give to you, you should give back to us. We are supposed to work hand in hand and therefore I am saying tonight, boldly, that you should participate in the festivals in the BVI. Give something back. Get a troupe, go into the parade, do something.”

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