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November 9th, 2023
Premier Wheatley & Deputy Smith off to London this weekend for Nov 2023 JMC meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) and his Deputy Premier Hon Lorna G. Smith OBE (AL), the Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade, will travel to London, United Kingdom (UK) from this weekend (November 10, 2023) to attend the Annual General Meetings of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC).

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.

May 17th, 2023
UK supports plans to transition VI towards diversified low carbon economy- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A push to transition the Virgin Islands (VI) into a more diversified, tourism-led, investment-driven low carbon economy that delivers business and job opportunities for the people of the territory is being supported by the United Kingdom (UK), the territory’s Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has indicated.

May 17th, 2023
OT’s & UK to establish 'technical working group' on Public Registers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands, along with other Overseas Territories (OTs) in 2020 committed to implementing Public Registers of Beneficial Ownership by the end of 2023, providing it was a global standard.

May 16th, 2023
VI to host new annual ministerial-level dialogue on tackling illicit finance

LONDON, United Kingdom- The [British] Virgin Islands is to host leaders from the Overseas Territories (OTs) and the United Kingdom (UK) at an inaugural summit to tackle illicit finance in the OTs later this year.

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 4th, 2023
Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE is Acting Premier!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For some, it may be a prophecy come to pass that Honourable Lorna G. Smith, OBE is now Premier of the Virgin Islands, albeit in a very brief acting capacity.

October 26th, 2022
Hon Penn to accompany Premier Wheatley to JMC in London

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) will be accompanying Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) at the Joint Ministerial Council between leaders of the Overseas Territories and United Kingdom Ministers in London next month.

November 27th, 2020
Premier Fahie flags concerns about 'Constitutional Relationship' @ JMC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) raised concerns during the Overseas Territories Joint Minister Council (JMC) meeting regarding language of the communiqué relating to a section on the Constitutional Relationship.

November 27th, 2013
UK & OTs issue ‘ambitious’ communiqué in London

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- UK Ministers and Overseas Territory leaders at the annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council in London have agreed to an ambitious communiqué setting out steps to promote further opportunities for business, trade and investment in the Territories.

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