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October 17th, 2019
'Greedy capitalists paying no heed to Climate Change'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the Bahamas still grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian that ravaged the country in September of 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says now more than ever, the region and especially the Virgin Islands (VI) must focus on building resilient economies to mitigate the effects of climate change.

October 2nd, 2019
VI renews call for grants under SIDS initiative

NEW YORK, USA - Special Envoy of Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Mr E. Benito Wheatley has renewed the Virgin Islands’ (VI) call for inclusion in international support to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at the High-Level Mid-Term Review of the SAMOA Pathway at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York on September 27, 2019.

September 9th, 2019
VI on forefront of regional resilience planning

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – The Virgin Islands shared its response to the challenges of planning for sustainable development as a multi-island state in recovery at the Economic Commission of Latin America’s (ECLAC) 17th meeting of the Regional Council on Planning for resilience in Montevideo, Uruguay from August 29 to 30, 2019.

July 10th, 2019
VI wants deeper partnership with UNDP - E. Benito Wheatley

NEW YORK, USA – Mr E. Benito Wheatley, the Virgin Islands (VI) Special Envoy for the Government, has hailed the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a key partner in supporting the territory’s recovery and development after the hurricanes of 2017.

May 6th, 2019
Premier Fahie attends UN meeting on 'eradicating colonialism'

SAINT GEORGE‘S, Grenada – With external regulatory pressures mounting on the Caribbean region and especially on British Overseas Territories (OTs), Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said he had a productive meeting when regional and other global leaders met at a UN Special Committee on Decolonisation seminar held in Saint George’s, Grenada.

April 25th, 2019
VI pays courtesy call on UN Decolonisation Chair

NEW YORK, USA – Amidst external pressures from the UK on certain issues such as removing belongership status and legalizing same-sex marriages in British Overseas Territories (OTs), Mr E. Benito Wheatley, Special Envoy of the Virgin Islands (VI) Government, has paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency, Ambassador Keisha A. McGuire, Esq, Chair of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation (also known as the C24).

March 22nd, 2019
PHOTO of Day: Premier Fahie rocks socks for “World Down Syndrome Day”

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – March 21, 2019, marked ‘World Down Syndrome Day’ around the world and especially in the Virgin Islands (VI) where individuals such as Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) wore brightly coloured socks to celebrate the day.

June 12th, 2017
Dr Pickering speaks to UN @ Ocean Conference in NY

NEW YORK, NY, USA- Often accused by his critics for his frequent travel around the world and his efforts to save the sharks while young people in his District go jobless, Deputy Premier and Minister for National Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) gave a major speech before the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, USA on June 9, 2017.

August 9th, 2016
VI’s inalienable right to self-determination reaffirmed by UN

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of mounting talks of self-determination, the United Nations (UN) Decolonisation Committee recently reaffirmed the Virgin Islands’ inalienable right to self-determination.

September 28th, 2015
Guyana & Venezuela restore ambassadors despite border row

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Guyana and Venezuela agreed on Sunday to restore their respective ambassadors despite a continuing border dispute.

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