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October 10th, 2020
VI stalwart Dr Robert A. Mathavious awarded OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islander and stalwart son of the soil, Dr Robert A. Mathavious has been conferred with an Order of British Empire (OBE) from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of his unwavering support and services to the [British] Virgin Islands.

April 5th, 2020
‘We will succeed’- Queen on COVID-19 pandemic

LONDON, United Kingdom- In a rare speech to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth today, April 5, 2020, Queen Elizabeth II said the UK "will succeed" in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, as she thanked people for following government policies to stay at home and praised those "coming together to help others".

December 29th, 2019
Peter Haycraft & Stacy R. Mather make Queen’s New Year's Honours List

LONDON, United Kingdom - A businessman and a youth empowerment director from the Virgin Islands (VI) have made the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II 2020 Honour's List in recognition of outstanding achievements in the Territory.

May 8th, 2019
Queen’s Birthday Parade set for June 7, 2019; Public holiday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The ceremonial parade in honour of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be observed on Friday, June 7, 2019, in the Virgin Islands.

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.

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