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December 12th, 2022
United Nations Article 73(b)

Thomas C. Famous

More often than not, it seems as if people around the world have allowed themselves to believe that colonialism was and remains some fairytale read in a book. You know the stories in which the handsome Prince marries a glowing bride and all in the Kingdom live happily ever after.

October 27th, 2022
OECS Director General slams UK over threat of direct rule 'hanging' over VI

SAINT GEORGES, Grenada – Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Dr Didacus Jules has slammed the United Kingdom (UK) Government for what he called the threat of direct rule still hanging over the Virgin Islands, despite reforms coming out of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) being executed and often in advance stages of implementation.

October 10th, 2022
VI people must wake up to rethink relationship with UK- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called on the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to unite, stop the infighting, and send a strong message to the United Kingdom (UK) that it does not want a relationship where the UK can suspend the local constitution.

September 5th, 2022
Mary Elizabeth Truss to become UK's next prime minister

LONDON, United Kingdom- Mary Elizabeth Truss, known to many as 'Liz Truss', will become the next prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK) after defeating Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership contest.

July 7th, 2022
Concerning! Hon Malone says Boris Johnson fiasco has VI implications

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says he is concerned at the current fiasco in the United Kingdom (UK), relating to the Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson government and the resignation of key persons in government.

June 20th, 2022
Unity Gov’t had to ‘act quickly’ to prevent suspension of Constitution– Premier

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the suspension of the Virgin Islands (VI) constitution was the CoI recommendation on which the other recommendations rested, and as such, his Unity Government had to act fast in negotiations with the United Kingdom (UK).

June 11th, 2022
Judge only trials coming; Constitutional Review Committee tossed out in VI!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While many in the Coalition Government of Premier Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) will not admit that the Virgin Islands (VI) is under direct rule with the appointed Governor John J. Rankin as the ‘strong man’, more and more evidence has emerged.

February 8th, 2022
UK Foreign Office reports 'serious’ cyber attack on FCDO website

LONDON, UK – The UK's Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) was the target of a "serious cyber-security incident", according to reports from the BBC.

January 13th, 2022
OTs facts & figures

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The United Nations lists 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories (NSGTs), or Colonies, remaining in the world. Of those 17 NSGTs, Britain retains a total of 9 Overseas Territories (OTs) scattered around the globe.

December 10th, 2021
UK must ‘temper their views’ regarding VI spending & finances– Dr the Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has pointed out that increased scrutiny from the United Kingdom (UK) regarding spending in Overseas Territories like the Virgin Islands (VI) has resulted in some setbacks regarding progress.

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