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January 29th, 2019
Rights and Privileges a HUGE difference

By Donald E. de Castro

“Too old to be intimidated”

For years, here in The Virgin Islands, there is a continuous conversation by so many people in regards to children being born in this Territory by expatriate parents and about the length of time that so many expatriates have been here and cannot get Belongers Status. So while this conversation continues, I will list a number of Rights & Privileges to add to this conversation.

November 4th, 2018
20 persons now registered as British Citizens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Twenty persons were registered as British Citizens at a ceremony at Government House on Thursday, November 1, 2018, according to a press release from the Government Information Service dated November 2, 2018.

August 27th, 2013
Provocative calls by Hon. Walwyn unrealistic – Sowande

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru believes that provocative calls made by Education and Culture Minister Hon. Myron V. Walwyn regarding the need for the granting of citizenship and its accompanying rights to the children of expatriates upon their birth are unrealistic.

August 20th, 2013
Walwyn’s 'enslaved' claims in poor taste & disrespectful – Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Education and Culture Minister Hon. Myron V. Walwyn has been challenged to support his rhetoric in claiming that the children of expatriate parents are enslaved in not receiving immediate rights to citizenship upon their birth in the Virgin Islands.

August 7th, 2013
Walwyn repeats call for 'freedom' of expat-born VIslanders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Education and Culture Minister Hon. Myron V. Walwyn has stuck by his guns in pushing for a change in the laws governing the rights of children born in the Virgin Islands (VI) to expatriate parents.

July 8th, 2013
VIslanders must be able to compete among themselves- resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident has cautioned that there is an urgent need for locals to find a balance between securing employment opportunities and being marginalised as second-class citizens in their own Territory.

July 5th, 2013
Walwyn’s citizenship call a polarizing issue – Sowande Uhuru

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show host Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru expressed that while he felt the call by Education Minister Hon. Myron V. Walwyn was polarizing, the Minister was being honest and was truly representing how he felt at the time.

July 3rd, 2013
Minister Walwyn gets support for citizenship proposal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident has expressed strong support for Education Minister, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn’s proposal that all children born in the Virgin Islands (VI) be made automatic citizens.

July 1st, 2013
Walwyn proposes citizenship for all VI born children

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Education Minister, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn proposed today, July 1, 2013 that all children born in the Virgin Islands automatically be made citizens of the Territory.

July 12th, 2012
Let us talk Independence

By Donald E. de Castro

As this Territory hopefully moves forward, and life and things evolve, and the world continues to be referred by many as a Global Village, we as Virgin Islanders must take responsibility for our area of this Global Village and in the process consider very seriously the issue of an independent Virgin Islands. With this in mind, it is important that we begin to have open and intelligent conversations on the pros and cons of independence.

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