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May 21st, 2024
VI & UN positioning Eastern Caribbean SIDS for climate & development finance

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- In response to the high costs faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to adapt to the negative effects of climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) and United Nations (UN) are collaborating to help position several Eastern Caribbean governments to gain better access to development finance for sustainable development and climate resilience.

August 28th, 2023
VI secures support for 13 C’bean territories @ UN SIDS Meetings

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent & the Grenadines- The [British] Virgin Islands (VI), through Special Envoy to the Premier Mr E. Benito Wheatley, has secured support for 13 British, Dutch, French, and United States (US) Territories in the Caribbean at the United Nations (UN) Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Regional Preparatory Meeting in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

May 9th, 2023
‘People have a right to hear’ HoA Committee Stage discussions - E. Benito Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – More transparency in government is the call of Special Envoy to the Premier Mr E. Benito Wheatley, who said, moving forward, the Government of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has to push more transparency.

October 20th, 2022
VI completes Vice Chairmanship of UN body CDCC

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, SA- The [British] Virgin Islands has successfully completed its Vice Chairmanship of the Caribbean Development Cooperation Committee (CDCC) that is a subsidiary body of the United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

October 12th, 2022
VI to encourage UK to 'reconsider' reserved Order in Council- VI tells UN

NEW YORK CITY, USA- The Virgin Islands delegation that will travel to the United Kingdom (UK) in November, 2022, will, among other things, encourage the UK Government to reconsider its current position on maintaining an Order in Council in reserve.

June 11th, 2022
E. Benito Wheatley was main interlocutor in BVI-UK discussions- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has indicated that his brother, Mr. E. Benito Wheatley; who also serves as Special Envoy of the Premier, was the main interlocutor in BVI-UK discussions on the CoI recommendations since early May, 2022.

May 18th, 2022
‘No secrecy’ in negotiations between UK & VI– Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Pastor and commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cine has called for transparency in the negotiations between the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United Kindom (VI) on the way forward, following the publishing of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report and its sweeping recommendations.

May 18th, 2022
Majority of the VI population 'cherish democracy'- Special Envoy Wheatley tells UN

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The Government of Premier, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has submitted a proposal to United Kingdom (UK) Minister Amanda A. Milling on behalf of the National Unity Government that sets out the Government’s approach to reform and presents a framework for implementation of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry report under a democratic system.

December 2nd, 2021
UN continues to support VI building capacity for sustainable development

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) and United Nations (UN) continue to cooperate on building local capacity for sustainable development as the VI Government prepares a National Sustainable Development Plan to position the society to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

September 15th, 2021
Caribbean needs digital & balanced recovery from pandemic- VI tells UNESCO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) has called for a digital and balanced recovery in the Caribbean from the COVID-19 pandemic at a virtual dialogue on work and life in the region, organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural and Organisation (UNESCO) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) on September 9, 2021.

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