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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).

October 8th, 2018
More UK Police officers on the ground

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Funding from the United Kingdom (UK) is being used to import skilled officers into the Territory with some focusing on homicides and cold cases.

September 7th, 2018
UK is not an open cheque book for VI – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Amidst calls for the United Kingdom (UK) government to inject more monies into the Virgin Islands (VI), to primarily aid in its recovery—after hurricanes Irma and Maria decimated the islands on September 6, 2017—sitting Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert, made it clear, the UK is not an open cheque book to the Territory.

September 4th, 2018
Brits must now see VI Constitutional Reform as important

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The United Kingdom (UK) will have to see Constitutional Reform in the Virgin Islands (VI) as important, if written submissions by residents and belongers, to the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs’ review of future relations with Overseas Territories, are taken seriously.

August 30th, 2018
Premier Smith dismisses Hon Walwyn’s rant against UK

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outgoing Premier and Minster of Finance, Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith (AL), has given the assurance his National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, will be making its submission to the United Kingdom's (UK) review of its future with its Overseas Territories (OTs)—by the September 3, 2018, deadline.

August 28th, 2018
Hon Walywn praises Opposition Leader on UK review consultations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), has publicly lauded the efforts of Opposition Leader Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), over his proactive approach to arrange consultations with the people of the Territory with regards the United Kingdom’s (UK) review of its relationship with Overseas Territories (OTs), including the Virgin Islands (VI).

August 23rd, 2018
EU Directive a greater threat to VI’s Financial Services than ‘public registers’—Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) is currently at risk of being ‘blacklisted’ by the European Union (EU) and this poses an even greater threat to the Territory’s Financial Services Industry and its economic wellbeing, than that of the United Kingdom (UK) imposed, ‘public registers’ Order.

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