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February 9th, 2024
UK should tell us what is on the other side of this ‘modern partnership’- Hon Stacy R. Mather

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- Deputy Speaker and Opposition Member Hon Stacy R. Mather MBE believes the United Kingdom (UK) has a responsibility to let the people of the [British] Virgin Islands know what is at the other end of this modern partnership that it has been promoting.

February 1st, 2024
Governor Pruce hails his first Cabinet meeting as productive

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New Governor of the Virgin Islands H.E. Daniel Pruce after chairing his first Cabinet meeting today, February 1, 2024, has hailed it as a great honor and one that was productive.

January 17th, 2024
Caribbean OT leaders object to Governor's request for additional powers in VI

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands- Heads of Government in the Caribbean Overseas Territories (OTs) have come in strong support of the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) objecting to additional powers being granted to the Governor of the [British] Virgin Islands to hasten the implementation of recommendations made by a retired United Kingdom judge following a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 14th, 2023
British OTs, UK Gov’t agree to a more collaborative ‘modern partnership’

LONDON, UK – The British Overseas territories (OTs) of Anguilla, Ascension, Bermuda, [British] Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha, and Turks and Caicos Islands, along with the Government of the United Kingdom, have agreed to a Joint Declaration for a more collaborative and ‘modern partnership’ between the two.

October 9th, 2023
UK’s ‘Order in Council’ not suitable in a modern partnership– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) continues to blast the hovering Order in Council in place to suspend the constitution of the Virgin Islands (VI) should the Government of the Virgin Islands fail to implement change as recommended in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report.

May 18th, 2023
‘We didn’t speak specifically about removal of Order in Council’- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although holding the position that the Order in Council held in reserve to partially suspend the Virgin Islands VI) constitution is not representative of a modern partnership, the recent VI delegation to the United Kingdom (UK) did not make discussion for its removal a priority.

December 2nd, 2021
UK giving VI ‘mature, adult’ Governor signalled a willingness to turn new page- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said when the United Kingdom selected His Excellency John J. Rankin CMG to be the Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), it showed a willingness by the motherland to turn a new page with the territory.

October 21st, 2021
‘Saintly’ Jaspert claims he called CoI as a last resort

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Constantly stating that he was always very respectful to the elected government even when they were allegedly not so much towards him and that he always acted in the best interest of the people of the Virgin Islands and within the constitution, controversial ex-governor of the VI Augustus J. U. Jaspert claimed he called the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into governance as the last resort to probe allegations of major controversial undertakings in the territory.

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.

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