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March 7th, 2024
You cannot 'form stronger relationships with the region' with visas- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says under his pro-Caricom agenda to forge stronger links, relations, and economic ties with nation-states in the Caribbean region, more visa restrictions will have to be removed.

February 28th, 2024
Guyana & VI discussing MoU on road to visa-free travel- Premier Wheatley

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, SA– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has disclosed that talks are now in the advanced stage to potentially sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between oil-rich nation Guyana and the Virgin Islands for visa-free travel from Guyana to the [British] Virgin Islands.

February 24th, 2024
Premier off to Guyana for Caricom meeting; Hon Smith now acting Premier

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Dr. Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is heading to the 46th regular meeting of the conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from February 24 to 29, 2024, in Georgetown, Guyana.

December 15th, 2023
Guyana & Venezuela agree to use no force in border controversy

KINGSTOWN, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines – After a long day of talks in St Vincent and The Grenadines, both Guyana and Venezuela have agreed that directly or indirectly, the two countries will not threaten or use force against one another in any circumstances in the Essequibo border controversy.

December 11th, 2023
Venezuelan & Guyanese Presidents set for historic face-to-face meeting


GEORGETOWN, Guyana - The leaders of Venezuela and Guyana have agreed to meet on neutral ground this week, in an attempt to de-escalate an escalating border dispute between the two countries.

December 8th, 2023
VI's Premier calls on Venezuela to respect ICJ ruling on Guyana land dispute

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called for peace to prevail in the region, concerning the land dispute between Guyana and Venezuela over the Essequibo region and Venezuela's threat to illegally annex the area.

December 7th, 2023
Guyana appeals to US & UN as Venezuela advances annexation of territory

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, SA- Guyana has turned to the United Nations and the United States for help as the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, announced a series of measures intended to advance its annexation of two-thirds of the independent South American nation’s territory.

December 5th, 2023
Venezuela defies ICJ ruling with referendum on annexing Essequibo from Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, SA- Venezuelan electoral authorities on Sunday, December 3, 2023, claimed that 95 percent of voters in a nonbinding referendum approved of the nation's territorial claim on a huge chunk of neighboring oil-rich Guyana.

August 22nd, 2023
Family of Fmr British PM to visit Guyana to apologise for slavery & pay reparations

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, SA - When the University of Guyana launches its International Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, family members of John Gladstone, who owned 2,500 enslaved Africans on his plantations in Guyana and the Caribbean, will be visiting Guyana to apologise for their ancestors' role in slavery.

August 18th, 2023
I have no doubt we will be going back to Guyana’ – Hon Lorna G. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Trade, and Labour Honourable Lorna G. Smith (AL) OBE said for local businesses and companies who may have missed the trade mission to Guyana, there is no doubt that another mission will be on its way which will give persons an opportunity to travel to the South American nation to explore investment opportunities.

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