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February 5th, 2024
UK Minister threatens ‘further action’ if delays with CoI Reforms continue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for the Americas, the Caribbean and UK Overseas Territories, Mr David H. Rutley MP has fired a shot across the bow ahead of his arrival in the [British] Virgin Islands.

January 17th, 2024
Caribbean OT leaders object to Governor's request for additional powers in VI

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands- Heads of Government in the Caribbean Overseas Territories (OTs) have come in strong support of the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) objecting to additional powers being granted to the Governor of the [British] Virgin Islands to hasten the implementation of recommendations made by a retired United Kingdom judge following a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 14th, 2023
British OTs, UK Gov’t agree to a more collaborative ‘modern partnership’

LONDON, UK – The British Overseas territories (OTs) of Anguilla, Ascension, Bermuda, [British] Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha, and Turks and Caicos Islands, along with the Government of the United Kingdom, have agreed to a Joint Declaration for a more collaborative and ‘modern partnership’ between the two.

July 28th, 2023
Premier Wheatley in Miami; Hon Lorna G. Smith takes VI driver's seat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) will join leaders from across the Caribbean Overseas Territories (OT) for a caucus of Caribbean OT leaders on Saturday, July 29, 2023, in Miami, Florida in the USA.

May 15th, 2023
Britain to adopt 'new approach' to improve collaboration with OTs

LONDON, United Kingdom- Britain will adopt a new approach to improve collaboration with the Overseas Territories (OTs), according to a statement from the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) on May 12, 2023.

May 12th, 2023
UK should 'welcome' any OT wishing full integration- UK MP

LONDON, UK- A British Member of Parliament (MP) has said the United Kingdom (UK) should make it clear that any of its Overseas Territories (OTs) are welcome to exercise the option of integration into the United Kingdom (UK).

May 12th, 2023
UK MP urges OTs to support legalisation for same-sex marriage, LGBTQ+ community

LONDON, United Kingdom- British Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Alicia A. Kearns has made the call for British Overseas Territories (OTs) to support the legalisation of same-sex marriages as well as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ+) community.

May 11th, 2023
UK MP calls for end to Foreign Office as OT messenger to UK Gov’t

LONDON, UK– While the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) for Overseas Territories (OTs) gets underway today, May 11, 2023, legislators in London’s House of Commons this morning met to debate the future of UK Overseas Territories, including the [British] Virgin Islands.

November 2nd, 2022
Frank Z.R. Goldsmith is new Minister for Overseas Territories

LONDON, UK- A new Minister for Overseas Territories has been appointed in the Rishi Sunak-led United Kingdom (UK) Government.

March 29th, 2022
VI had 'positive bilateral talks' with UK’s Amanda A. Milling– Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has reported that the Virgin Islands (VI) has had positive bilateral talks with UK Minister for the Overseas Territories, The Right Honourable Amanda A. Milling, who recently visited the territory on invitation following the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council in London.

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