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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.

August 12th, 2018
Dr Smith Gov’t warned of need for Plan-B in upcoming ‘UK fight’

NEW YORK, NY, USA – The government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is being called on to urgently prepare contingency plans, in wake of the impending deadline for the implementation of ‘public registers’—a United Kingdom (UK) decision, that is believed, will have a crippling effect on the Territory’s Financial Services sector.

March 23rd, 2018
VI calls on UK for OTs to be included in Brexit arrangements

LONDON, England, UK- As the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK) officially begin talks on a future relationship, the Virgin Islands [British] has called for inclusion in future arrangements.

March 12th, 2018
EU set to add USVI to tax haven blacklist; VI on grey list!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The European Union (EU) is at it again, trying to damage the reputation of legitimate financial services industries of certain small countries, while failing to screen its own EU jurisdictions.

June 24th, 2017
Ole England, Nostalgia, & Brexit

Dickson Igwe

There is a lesson for these Virgin Isles, and for countries striving for social and economic prosperity in the proceeding narrative. It states that national success is not derived through the cynical adoption of populist xenophobia, austerity, and war mongering.

June 3rd, 2017
Theresa M. May’s Election Gamble Conundrum?

Dickson Igwe

From a twenty point lead over the Opposition Labour Party, Mrs Theresa M. May’s Conservative Party’s lead has shrunk precipitously according to the latest You Gov opinion poll.

May 20th, 2017
HMS Brexit & the Brussels Iceberg

Dickson Igwe

The United Kingdom must skillfully negotiate its exit from Europe, or risk being torn apart. With the Brexit Referendum, Brussels has become a massive and ominous iceberg that the seafaring vessel, The HMS Great Britain, would be wise not to crash into.

July 16th, 2016
Brexit & the Woman of Steel!

By Dickson Igwe

Now, the real tragedy of Brexit, in this Old Boy’s opinion, is that it diminishes all UK citizens, subjects, and nationals – and that includes Overseas Territory Citizens of Britain, such as Virgin Islanders. It offers British Citizens a future that is hard to envision, and unpredictable. It reduces the opportunities of present and future generations of playing a full role in the world’s largest economic, cultural, and social bloc: The European Union.

July 1st, 2016
UK’s vote to leave the EU will hurt the VI- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- After some five years of heavy criticism for not being engaged regionally or internationally, the territory’s second Premier, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, took to the airwaves in a radio address on June 30, 2016 and told residents that the United Kingdom’s recent vote to leave the 28 Member European Union (EU) is bad for the Virgin Islands.

June 16th, 2016
Benefits of EU to UKOTs under threat by 'Brexit' - E. Benito Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A report prepared by Peter Clegg for the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) in June 2016 has pointed out some of the benefits to the OTs of the European Union and whose benefits could be impacted by the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership, commonly referred to as 'Brexit'.





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