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June 4th, 2018
I would boycott Queen's Birthday celebration as private citizen- Dr. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7)—the man who many say had the best speech at the ‘Decision to March’ on May 24, 2018 against the United Kingdom’s Parliament decision to impose public registry for beneficial ownership—is making the news again.

May 21st, 2018
House of Lords upholds Commons Bill on OTs public registry

LONDON, England, UK - It was another blow for the British Overseas Territories (OTs) in the Caribbean today Monday, May 21, 2018, as the House of Lords of the United Kingdom Upper House let stand the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, with the amendment passed by the Lower House on May 1, 2018.

May 19th, 2018
UK’s Prince Harry weds Rachel M. Markle; daughter of black woman

WINDSOR, England, UK - Prince Harry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex and his bride Rachel Meghan Markle married on Saturday May 19, 2018, in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, watched up close by royals and celebrities and from afar by a global TV audience of millions.

June 27th, 2017
Pay increase for 91-year-old Queen upsets UK public

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – She may be well past the age of retirement, at 91, but Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II, is still on the job and is about to receive an 8 percent pay increase.

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.

April 21st, 2016
VI launches stamp collection honouring Queen Elizabeth II 

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In honour of the 90th birthday of Head of the British Monarchy Queen Elizabeth II being observed today April 21, 2016, the Government of the Virgin Islands has released a number of commemorative postage stamps.

March 24th, 2016
Salt collected from Salt Island for gift to Queen

SALT ISLAND, VI – The Virgin Islands kicked off its celebrations to mark the 90th birth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II with a re-creation of the historic and rich tradition of salt breaking and then presenting a pound of salt from Salt Island to pass to the Governor and then onward to Her Majesty as the rent due per year to the Monarchy.

March 14th, 2016
Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Wherever we live in the Commonwealth, we can always benefit from being open to the ideas and
encouragement of those around us. Each of us can also make a positive difference in the lives of others by being willing to contribute and offer support.

February 18th, 2016
Governor, FCO misrepresenting Queen's authority – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former member of the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group Edmund G. Maduro has accused Governor John S. Duncan OBE of corrupting the process of getting a petition on behalf of the people to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and accused the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office of abusing and disgracing the authority of Her Majesty.

December 24th, 2015
Queen’s 90th birthday to be celebrated in VI on April 21, 2016 - Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The annual celebration of the birth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II will be held in April 2016 instead of the usual month of June.



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