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July 28th, 2021
VI & other territories pledge to work together @OT Finance Ministers meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The importance of working together as jurisdictions on issues of “critical importance”, including financial issues, was highlighted at a virtual meeting of Overseas Territories (OT) Finance Ministers on July 26, 2021.

June 7th, 2021
OTs ‘well positioned for ministerial engagement with UK’- Dr the Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Overseas Territories (OTs) of the United Kingdom (UK) are well positioned for ministerial engagement with the UK later this year, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said.

December 15th, 2020
Bermuda swears in first female & first black Governor

VI CONSORTIUM

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Rena Lalgie, Bermuda’s first black and female governor, was sworn into office on Monday, December 14, 2020, during a closed ceremony at Government House.

November 10th, 2020
UK bill proposes elected MPs to represent Overseas Territories in UK parliament

LONDON, United Kingdom- The [British] Virgin Islands could find itself being represented in the United Kingdom (UK) parliament, the House of Commons, by its own elected Member of Parliament (MP) if a bill proposed by a group of MPs in the UK is passed.

June 8th, 2020
‘We don’t want racism here’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the world shifts its focus from COVID-19 to racial injustice, particularly towards people of colour, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said he never wishes to see the Virgin Islands become a place where public demonstrations have to take place because of racial inequality.

November 25th, 2019
Britain & the Overseas Territories: Toward soft colonialism or modern partnership?

By E. Benito Wheatley

As the United Kingdom (UK) General Election approaches, the country’s ongoing political turmoil over Brexit continues to overshadow the strained relationship between the Overseas Territories’ (OTs) and UK.

July 5th, 2019
VI @ mercy of a ‘wobbling political system in a cold place'- Premier Fahie

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands is at the mercy of “a wobbling political system in a cold place thousands of miles away, where some individuals who have not taken the time to understand the difference between our way of life and theirs’, nor shown us the basic courtesy of asking us about our aspirations, wish to dictate to us how we must live.”

March 30th, 2019
Cayman Islands succumb to UK demands on same sex marriage

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands - The United Kingdom (UK) has demanded of its Overseas Territories (OT) and Crown Dependencies—including the Virgin Islands—they legalise same sex marriage and on Friday, March 29, 2019, the Cayman Islands, in a landmark judgment in Grand Court, delivered.

March 23rd, 2019
The Brexit Conundrum

By Dickson C. Igwe

A Second Referendum is the only real option to exit the Brexit mess.

March 22nd, 2019
Spot on mate, spot on

By Thomas C. Famous

"I know we Bermudians like to think that we are a cut above all other offshore financial centres…I was personally a fierce proponent of that viewpoint, both at home and abroad…But I have had a “road to Damascus” moment on this issue because, try as we might to differentiate ourselves, to adversaries such as Mr Moscovici and his EU staff, all the dots are the same — illegitimate!

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