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February 26th, 2023
Same sex-marriage: ‘I will stand on the biblical principles’- Hon Melvin M. Turnbull

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- The issue of same-sex marriage is always a hot and controversial topic in the Virgin Islands and many a politician choose to shy away from it. At a press conference called by Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) at HireBVI Conference Room on February 24, 2023, the members of the panel were asked their position on the topic.

January 1st, 2023
Resolution on referendum for same-sex unions to be taken to HoA in 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When the Virgin Islands (VI) holds its first-ever referendum, persons in the territory will have the opportunity to defend what they believe to be socially and morally right, regarding same-sex unions.

November 23rd, 2022
UK’s Supreme Court rejects Scotland’s independence referendum bid

LONDON, United Kingdom- Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that Scotland’s government cannot unilaterally hold a second referendum on whether to secede from the United Kingdom, in a blow to independence campaigners that will be welcomed by Westminster’s pro-union establishment.

July 15th, 2022
‘Independence is a decision for the VI people’– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says independence for the Virgin Islands (VI) is a decision for the people of the territory.

March 30th, 2022
Referendum not necessary for VI to seek independence– Dr Carlyle Corbin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Consultant and clergyman Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says the Virgin Islands (VI) should not have to seek permission from its colonisers, the UK, for independence.

March 1st, 2022
CRC should 'recommend referendum on independence'- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Commentator and advocate for change, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says coming out of the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) Report on the Virgin Islands should be a recommendation on a date for a referendum on independence.

August 5th, 2021
UK PM snubs Scotland’s First Minister; Dodges questions on Scottish independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland- It is not only the [British] Virgin Islands’ aspirations for self-determination that is being strongly resisted by the United Kingdom (UK) Government but also the wishes for independence by Scotland.

June 11th, 2021
VI must decide on date for referendum on status under UK- E. Benito Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Special Envoy to the Premier, Mr E. Benito Wheatley, speaking in a personal capacity at a recent presentation on Decolonisation, has touted the importance for Virgin Islanders to make a decision on the date for a referendum regarding the future of its political status under the United Kingdom (UK). Further, Mr Wheatley believes the VI must call for a referendum no later than 2030.

January 30th, 2021
The Virgin Islands, post the Commission of Inquiry

by Dickson C. Igwe

An entitled minority must never again be allowed to control Virgin Islands governance, politics, and society, without full citizen and resident participation.

December 9th, 2020
'We gotta make a decision'- CSC calls for referendum on independence in 2023

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Moderator of the Honestly Speaking radio programme, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline said the matter of seeking independence from Great Britain should be decided at the same time the people of the territory returns to the polls.

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