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February 15th, 2024
UK Territory [British] Virgin Islands De Facto Direct Rule or is Cayman Next?

Peter Polack

Shortly after the arrest of [British] Virgin Islands (VI) Premier Andrew A. Fahie in Miami by DEA agents for a drug sting operation, a UK Commission of Inquiry report on corruption, abuse of office and serious dishonesty was released, in June 2022.

January 8th, 2024
Premier blasts Antigua-born Vere H.E. Browne for wanting UK to suspend VI’s constitution

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- Former Police Commissioner of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda Vere H. E. Browne has come in for a serious reprimand from the Premier of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) for blasting the Governor of the VI for not activating the Order in Council to impose direct rule on the territory.

June 20th, 2023
'We cannot rest until decolonisation process is complete'- Premier Wheatley to OECS

BASSETERRE, St Kitts- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has thanked the governments and people of the Eastern Caribbean for their support when the territory was faced with the threat of direct rule following the release of the Report of the Commission of Inquiry sponsored by the United Kingdom (UK).

March 13th, 2023
VI, please beware, for somebody is fooling somebody

Alred C. Frett

Second Chances are not Erasers for First Mistakes:

Persons claim that Christ was crucified for speaking Truth to Power, so Truth has never been popular... At the same time, without Truth, there’s nothing but lies and faulty Imaginations, so, while we may bank on the Future, we are only on loan to the World... Principal messages may leave from just 1 mouth and reach 2 ears, but Deposits are worth nothing until we apply Interest and Investments become Reality.

January 19th, 2023
UK’s narrative paints VI as ‘a lawless town’ to suspend constitution– Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says the United Kingdom (UK) continues to push a narrative that the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) is lawless and warrants a suspension of the local constitution to bring law and order. This, according to Hon Malone, is not the right approach.

December 30th, 2022
'I salute you sir'- Hon Turnbull to Premier Wheatley

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has been saluted by Minister for Natural Resources and Labour and Second District Representative, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull for his leadership of the Virgin Islands over the last several months.

December 28th, 2022
UN adopts resolution against UK Order in Council & Direct Rule

NEW YORK, USA – The United Nations General Assembly on December 12, 2022, adopted a resolution on the question of the [British] Virgin Islands contained in the 2022 Report on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.

December 12th, 2022
Gov Rankin assents to Register of Interests Act while making demands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United Kingdom appointed Governor John J. Rankin, CMG a few days ago assented to the Register of Interests (Amendment) Act, 2022. This was one of the many recommendations coming out of the controversial one-man Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report.

November 28th, 2022
Let us not take our democracy for granted- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Territory today, Monday, November 28, 2022, celebrates the Great March of 1949 which led to the restoration of the Legislative Council in 1950, Virgin Islanders have been told not to take its democracy for granted.

November 10th, 2022
What are the VI's Self-Determination options?

Edgar Leonard

The right to self-determination for colonised territories is a right that is a generally accepted principle of international law advocated by the UN.

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