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January 8th, 2021
VI announces DR travel ban effective Mon, Jan 11, 2021

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Dominican Republic (DR) will join the United Kingdom (UK) in a travel ban to the Virgin Islands (VI) effective, Monday, January 11, 2021, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) announced today Friday, January 8, 2021.

December 9th, 2020
'We gotta make a decision'- CSC calls for referendum on independence in 2023

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Moderator of the Honestly Speaking radio programme, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline said the matter of seeking independence from Great Britain should be decided at the same time the people of the territory returns to the polls.

November 27th, 2020
UK OTs Minister Elizabeth G. Sugg's resignation solves nothing for OTs- Commentator

LONDON, United Kingdom- The United Kingdom (UK) Minister for Overseas Territories (OTs), Baroness Elizabeth G. Sugg on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, resigned from her post amid the UK government’s decision to reduce the amount it will spend on overseas aid in the upcoming year.

August 1st, 2020
We can't run from 'knee on neck' metaphor - Dr Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Weeks after a cartoon by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) spark some outrage in the Virgin Islands, Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley aka 'Sowande Uhuru' said the death of George P. Floyd and the imagery surrounding his death is now symbolic of oppression.

July 14th, 2020
Will UK make amends for slavery/colonialism in VI?

E. Benito Wheatley

As the United Kingdom (UK) confronts the issue of racism in British society and the country's longstanding problem of injustice toward people of African descent, it should not be forgotten that the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) are also victims of Britain’s dark legacy of slavery and colonialism.

July 13th, 2020
VI must be completely independent by August 1, 2027 - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Pastor and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline said by 2027, the Virgin Islands should be out of the cusps of the United Kingdom (UK) and on the path of self-determination.

July 6th, 2020
COVID-19 free VI exempted from UK’s self-isolation protocol

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The handling of the COVID-19 situation in the Virgin Islands by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government of Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) continues to reap dividends for the people.

April 16th, 2020
UK 'a hindrance' to VI's recovery & development- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens a worst global recession since the Great Depression, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), outspoken pastor and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has accused the United Kingdom (UK) Government of being a continued hindrance to the Virgin Islands' recovery and development.

March 30th, 2020
VI asks UK for grant to assist persons unemployed by COVID-19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is requesting a grant from the United Kingdom (UK) to assist persons in the Territory who have been made unemployed as a result of the pandemic, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

February 1st, 2020
BREXIT: No immediate changes for VI before year end- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At 6:00pm Atlantic Standard Time on January, 31, 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) officially exited the European Union (EU) after 46 years of membership more and than three years after it voted to do so in a referendum.


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