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March 19th, 2019
Elections are over – Time for ruling & not for fooling

By Alred C. Frett

The UK always reserves the final say - Let them: It is over but persons still ask what I think about the election results, the Cabinet and resignation & re-application of an elected member?... Well, most of my selections won so I am hopeful… At the same time, they were the ones facing nightly stress & strain on the campaign trail so they – and not I – have the right to make their own decisions on any & all positions… We will judge their work.

March 18th, 2019
VI seeking solidarity to fight EU, UK pressure – Premier to OECS

BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) commenting on his recent trip to Guadeloupe for a special Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meeting says he is pleased with the progress of regional unity and the BVI’s role in the agenda to fight outside pressure from Europe.

March 15th, 2019
VI avoided same-sex marriage ‘like a plague’ - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Member and Chairman of Progressives United (PU) Hon Julian Fraser, RA on the issue of UK pressure to legalise same-sex marriage, said in the past, that the territory has avoided the issue, “like a plague”.

March 2nd, 2019
Public Registers: Premier Fahie warns Territory of worrying development

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Days after taking Office, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has been met with an international conundrum regarding the decision by the United Kingdom (UK) to have the Virgin Islands (VI) implement Pubic Registers of Beneficial Ownership.

February 21st, 2019
UK Report: OTs should remove belongership status, legalise same-sex marriage

LONDON, United Kingdom - A United Kingdom (UK) parliamentary committee report is calling on the Theresa May-led administration to set a date for all Overseas Territories (OTs) to remove belongership status, legalise same-sex marriages and implement the public beneficial ownership registries.

January 23rd, 2019
11 registered in VI as British Citizens

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

January 16th, 2019
VI wins big in fight against UK over beneficial registers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lawmakers in the United Kingdom (UK), are currently divided over the implementation of the Public Beneficial Registers in the Overseas Territories (OTs) and are accusing the May’s Government of delaying its plans.

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.

January 3rd, 2019
RVIPF working to address police brutality, abuse - Supt. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Superintendent of Police at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Ms Jacqueline E. Vanterpool—following a six-week secondment to the United Kingdom (UK) where she was exposed to leading and managing operations—is calling for more public partnerships in addressing local issues of police brutality and abuse.

December 22nd, 2018
Veiled Transparency: RDA operates like NDP Gov’t – Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and man of the cloth, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is continuing his tirade against the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) over the way it functions within the Virgin Islands (VI).

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