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July 5th, 2024
UK Labour Gov’t can mend fences with Caribbean territories

E. Benito Wheatley

The Labour Party's landslide victory at the polls presents a fresh opportunity for the United Kingdom to establish a genuine modern partnership with the Overseas Territories (OTs) after 14 years of Conservative Party rule in which the relationship with the Territories was severely strained by heavy-handed UK Government policies and actions that smacked of colonialism, particularly in the Caribbean where Anguilla, Bermuda, Virgin Islands, Cayman, Montserrat and Turks and Caicos Islands.

September 5th, 2023
Some believe only rogue Gov’ts pushing concept of self-determination– Carvin Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Former government minister Carvin Malone (AL) said the concept of self-determination of British Overseas Territories is one that has been long in the making since the late 40s and not a recent concept being pushed for nefarious reasons as some believe.

August 19th, 2023
Premier Wheatley & OT Heads discussed issues of 'mutual importance' in Florida

MIAMI, Florida, USA- Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) recently joined Heads of Government from United Kingdom (UK) Overseas Territories (OT) to discuss issues of mutual importance and agree on actions to address shared challenges.

July 5th, 2023
Premier Wheatley meets interim UK OTs Minister David H. Rutley

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley has met with interim United Kingdom (UK) Minister for the Overseas Territories (OTs) Hon David H. Rutley MP at an introductory meeting with OT Political Leaders in the Caribbean.

May 26th, 2023
If UK wants to help OTs 'they have to look @ their individual needs'– Hon Hodge-Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – The United Kingdom (UK) Government has been called upon to listen to their Overseas Territories (OTs) on an individual basis if they truly want to help these territories. This is according to Virgin Islands (VI) legislator and 4th District Representative, Hon Luce D. Hodge-Smith.

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 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
Premier Dr the Hon Wheatley presents @ OT Panel Discussion

LONDON, United Kingdom- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) served as a member of the second panel discussion which addressed the topic “Overseas Territories: Our People, Our Future” at the Overseas Territories’ Conference held on May 10, 2023, at Portcullis House, London.

November 15th, 2022
Independent countries can't be free if rest of region is not- Dr June Soomer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chair of The UWI Open Campus Council and former Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) Dr June Soomer has questioned why the Virgin Islands (VI) is not independent despite having achieved much on its own.

October 31st, 2022
VI remains on Russia’s sanctions list; Other OTs added

MOSCOW, Russia- Russia expanded its sanctions list on Sunday, October 30, 2022, to include all British Overseas Territories, accusing them of "unfriendly actions" against Moscow.

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