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June 1st, 2021
VI urges ACS to continue including Associate Members in recovery efforts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) has called for the Associate Members of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) to continue to be included in the regional organisation’s COVID-19 response and future initiatives aimed at post-pandemic recovery.

May 30th, 2021
VI leads talks on UN support for Caribbean sustainability & resilience

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Andrew A. Fahie (R1) government continues to demonstrate the Virgin Islands strong commitment to engaging with the United Nations on sustainable development.

April 2nd, 2021
UNDP presents VI COVID-19 response as model for Eastern Caribbean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands’ response to COVID-19 has been presented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a model for the Eastern Caribbean at the UN development agency’s official presentation of its joint reports with ISGlobal entitled, ‘COVID-19 Policy Reports for Recovery in the Eastern Caribbean: Analysis, Scenarios and Considerations for Opening to Tourism,’ launched at a virtual meeting on March 30, 2021.

March 16th, 2021
We cannot let UK be ‘chief author & publisher’ of VI story - Bria A. Smith

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Reigning Miss British Virgin Islands and the Deputy Premier in the Virgin Islands Youth Parliament (VIYP), Mr Bria A. Smith says the Virgin Islands (VI) can no longer allow the United Kingdom (UK) to write its future.

February 12th, 2021
VI reps 14 Associate Members of ECLAC @ meeting on Sustainable Development

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) has represented the 14 Associate Member Countries (AMCs) of ECLAC during a virtual dialogue with the Chair of the UN regional body Costa Rica, facilitated by ECLAC’s Office of the Secretary as a part of preparations for the IV Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development that will take place from March 15-18, 2021.

August 20th, 2020
VI committed to regional cooperation across C'bean - E. Benito Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands continues to support regional cooperation in the wider Caribbean, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 according to Special Envoy of the Premier, Mr E. Benito Wheatley.

July 14th, 2020
Will UK make amends for slavery/colonialism in VI?

E. Benito Wheatley

As the United Kingdom (UK) confronts the issue of racism in British society and the country's longstanding problem of injustice toward people of African descent, it should not be forgotten that the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) are also victims of Britain’s dark legacy of slavery and colonialism.

March 11th, 2020
A call to celebrate Virgin Islands political freedom

By E. Benito Wheatley

The Virgin Islands' freedom to make its own political and economic decisions is often taken for granted by locals and non-locals alike who are unfamiliar with the modern history of the islands.

December 9th, 2019
End of Hurricane Season prompts reflection on VI’s external response to Irma

By E. Benito Wheatley

The 2019 hurricane season, which saw the immense challenge faced by the Bahamas Government in mounting an overall response to the destruction of Abaco by Hurricane Dorian, has prompted much reflection on my part on the [British] Virgin Islands’ (VI) own external response to Hurricane Irma over two years earlier.

November 30th, 2019
'Rethink procurement rules after natural disasters' - E. Benito Wheatley

WASHINGTON DC, USA - Mr E. Benito Wheatley, the Virgin Islands (VI) Special Envoy for the Government, has called on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and international partners to reexamine approaches to procurement after a natural disaster.

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