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June 11th, 2024
VI will continue pushing for removal of reserved Order in Council– Premier tells UN C-24

NEW YORK, NY, USA– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the [British] Virgin Islands will continue pressing the United Kingdom (UK) to remove its reserve Order in Council to suspend the local constitution if triggered.

October 5th, 2023
Premier tells UN he remains ‘firmly opposed’ to UK Order in Council

NEW YORK, NY, USA- Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has reiterated calls for the United Kingdom (UK) to remove its 'reserved' Order in Council to suspend the VI’s constitution should the government fail to implement reforms recommended in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report.

May 26th, 2023
If UK wants to help OTs 'they have to look @ their individual needs'– Hon Hodge-Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – The United Kingdom (UK) Government has been called upon to listen to their Overseas Territories (OTs) on an individual basis if they truly want to help these territories. This is according to Virgin Islands (VI) legislator and 4th District Representative, Hon Luce D. Hodge-Smith.

December 31st, 2022
It is 2023, not 1823 - Time to stand up!

Thomas C. Famous

Around the world, most colonies, have been fed a steady diet of sanitised history for centuries. Historical inaccuracies that had us believing that Columbus actually discovered the “new world,” that there were no Central American civilizations steeped in sciences, or that Sir Francis Drake was a benevolent soul worthy of adoration.

June 25th, 2022
UN Special Committee approves draft resolution on VI decolonisation

NEW YORK, USA – The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization has approved 20 draft resolutions and decisions to be forwarded to the General Assembly for adoption, with regard to the implementation of the Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples.

July 5th, 2021
Virgin Islands Day being observed for very first time today, July 5, 2021

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands is observing a public holiday, Virgin Islands Day, today, Monday, July 5, 2021, for the very first time.

April 22nd, 2021
Late Prince Philip reportedly ‘embodied European bigotry & xenophobia’

LONDON, UK – The death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on April 9, 2021, saw an outpouring of love and support to the Royal Family, not only for the tragic loss but in celebration of Philip’s charitable works and achievements over the years.

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