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November 28th, 2017
UK offering VI £300m in loan guarantees, £10m in grants

LONDON, United Kingdom- Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has welcomed the announcement by the United Kingdom (UK) for a recovery and reconstruction package for the Virgin Islands (VI) of up to £300 million in loan guarantees and £10 million in grants to support the Territory's recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

November 26th, 2017
‘If we were a white country UK would have helped already’- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Never shy to speak his mind on any issue in the Virgin Islands (VI), Bishop John I. Cline of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom on Tortola has implied that the British are racist in the way they are dealing with funding of its British Overseas Territory post hurricanes Irma and Maria.

May 29th, 2017
Hon. Christian calls for death penalty, blasted UK for its abolition!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was on May 12, 2017, during the continuation of the House of Assembly (HoA) that Hon. Archibald C. Christian (AL), the Junior Minister for Tourism questioned whether keeping the death penalty on the Territory's books would have been a good deterrent for crime.

March 25th, 2017
King Charles the Third, Brexit, & a New Commonwealth

Dickson Igwe

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, is the longest reigning British Monarch in history. Her reign is in its winter. The Queen, who will be 91 on April 21, 2017, is the only British Monarch most of us alive today have known. Britain has already entered the Post Elizabethan Age. Britain will be in a state of denial as a chapter in its history ends.

October 28th, 2016
Referendum on Independence would be ‘overwhelmingly’ defeated- Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Suggesting that the majority of the population is not informed enough on what it would mean for the Virgin Islands to achieve independence, Opposition Leader and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA believes that any soon referendum on independence would be easily defeated.

September 28th, 2016
Rights for expats’ children 'out of our hands'- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Talk show host of the Speak Out BVI programme on ZBVI 780 AM Doug Wheatley has pointed out to the present situation where children born to expatriates in the territory have to apply for citizenship in Britain, as one of the glaring examples of the downside of not being an independent nation.

July 26th, 2016
The British are coming to impose direct rule - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communication and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has said, while “some” would prefer him to be silent, the territory’s freedom is under threat by the United Kingdom.

July 20th, 2016
NDP & UK Gov'ts acting in isolation on future of VI- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Radio Talk show personality, Doug Wheatley has spoken out against what he said is the notable exclusion of locals in the decision-making process in the territory.

May 30th, 2015
A not so United Kingdom

By Dickson Igwe

The British General Election of May 12, 2015 revealed the soft underbelly of Britain’s politics of regionalism and class division. The election was furthermore as much about economics as it was about politics.

March 3rd, 2015
‘Time for more autonomy' – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley said that now is an opportune moment for the territory to commence talks with the United Kingdom with a view to gaining more autonomy.

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