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Visit To The Virgin Islands By Mark Simmonds MP, Minister For The Overseas Territories, 22 – 24 October

Mark Simmonds. Photo:bostonstandard.co.uk
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mark Simmonds, the new Minister for the Overseas Territories, will be visiting the Virgin Islands from 22 to 24 October. This will be his first visit to an Overseas Territory since taking up his post in September and his first official visit to VI.

While he is here, the Minister will have meetings with the Premier and Cabinet, the police and at the prison.   He will also visit Virgin Gorda to hold discussions on the tourism sector. 

Speaking ahead of his trip, the Minister said:

“I am really looking forward to visiting the Virgin Islands, which will be my first trip to a territory since starting my new role as Minister for the Overseas Territories.  While I have visited the Virgin Islands before, I am excited to be going back this time in an official capacity.  I am interested to see how the territory has progressed and developed since I was last there. I am also delighted to have the opportunity to renew my acquaintance with the Honourable Premier and hear his plans for VI’s future.”

Premier Smith said, “We in the VI value the relationship between the UK and its Overseas Territories, including the VI and we are keen to continue working together in partnership. I look forward to meeting Mr. Simmonds in his capacity as Minister for the Overseas Territories and to solidifying the support that will result in the continued growth of the Virgin Islands.”

The Minister will visit Anguilla after leaving VI on 24 October.

3 Responses to “Visit To The Virgin Islands By Mark Simmonds MP, Minister For The Overseas Territories, 22 – 24 October”

  • open wide (17/10/2012, 22:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    hurry up take over the BVI out of the hands of the NDP and remove this unfair governor you got here
  • tom (17/10/2012, 23:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    welcome and Please save us from ourselves!!
  • come fast (18/10/2012, 12:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    why we first..i guess he heard how bad the government is runing the BVI...


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