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January 9th, 2024
Premier believes Gov’s ‘power grab’ was to coincide with Fahie’s trial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) believes the governor’s request for more powers to implement Commission of Inquiry (CoI) reforms in the territory was meant to surprise the people and to coincide with the trial of former premier Andrew A. Fahie.

May 12th, 2022
New Gov't 'doesn't mean direct rule off the table'- Via C. Donovan-Hodge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands public has been told not to get complacent in thinking that direct rule is off the table just because a new government has been sworn in.

May 9th, 2022
UWI tells UK to ‘retreat’ from idea of direct rule in VI

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the West Indies (UWI) has joined with CARICOM and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in calling on Britain to retreat from “stated political calls to subvert and subordinate the sovereignty of the people of the Virgin Islands.”

May 9th, 2022
CARICOM ‘not standing’ for direct rule in VI- Dr Ralph E. Gonsalves

KINGSTON, St Vincent & the Grenadines – Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph E. Gonsalves has called ‘ridiculous’ the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report recommendation which calls for direct rule from London and a suspension of the local constitution in the [British] Virgin Islands.

May 4th, 2022
Suspending constitution is 'taking hammer to kill mosquito'- TCI Public Servant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Deputy Director of Radio Turks and Caicos and Former TCI Policy Support/Media & Civil Society Liaison Manager in the Office of the Governor, Damian D. Wilson, says why noting is outright bad and good, the Commission of Inquiry in the Turks and Caicos (TcI) Islands resulted in some negative adverse effects for the island.

May 2nd, 2022
OECS condemns a ‘UK takeover’ of VI

CASTRIES, St Lucia- As the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) begin to mobilise to demonstrate to the United Kingdom (UK) that they are not in favour of any direct rule as recommended in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has made it known that it stands with the people of the VI in rejecting direct rule by the UK.

May 2nd, 2022
Big demonstration against ‘direct rule’ in RT today May 2, 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The people of the Virgin Islands will be stating their objection to any direct rule by the United Kingdom (UK) loud and clear from 8:00am today, Monday, May 2, 2022, at a demonstration slated for the parking lot of Government House in Road Town, Tortola.

May 1st, 2022
Public meeting to discuss ‘UK rule’ set for today, May 1, 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the threat of suspension of the 70-year-old Virgin Islands Constitution and the imposition of direct rule by the former colonisers United Kingdom (UK), Virgin Islanders have been expressing their concern about this large possibility.

April 29th, 2022
CoI recommendations can be implemented without suspending constitution- Ag Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the concern that the Virgin Islands would be making a retrograde step if its constitution is suspended and the United Kingdom (UK) imposes direct rule, Acting Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the number of recommendations made in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report aimed at reforming and strengthening the systems of government in the VI could be made without a full UK takeover of governance.

February 27th, 2022
CoI 'witch-hunt' continues! Months later Dept Heads being asked for information

LONDON, UK- Even with two extensions to deliver its report for what many described as a bogus and a witch-hunt Commission of Inquiry (CoI) ordered by a controversial former governor, Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’, the plot continues.

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