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June 13th, 2024
Industrial trade growth between VI & China 'increasing year on year'– Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE (AL) has disclosed that trade between the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) and China continues to grow yearly.

January 22nd, 2024
OT Minister Hon David H. Rutley to visit Territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While Government officials are tight-lipped, it is our understanding that the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Americas and Caribbean, Honourable David H. Rutley (MP), will be visiting the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) this week.

June 29th, 2023
‘Monogamy is not natural, it’s a choice’- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – While Christianity preaches monogamy and marriage between a man and a woman as good, controversial pastor and ‘Honestly Speaking’ talk show host on ZBVI 780AM, Claude O. Skelton-Cline has shared the opposite, declaring that monogamy is not natural but rather a choice.

May 15th, 2023
Britain to adopt 'new approach' to improve collaboration with OTs

LONDON, United Kingdom- Britain will adopt a new approach to improve collaboration with the Overseas Territories (OTs), according to a statement from the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) on May 12, 2023.

January 15th, 2023
'Don't mistake calm for peace'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands (VI) is being encouraged to reconcile its relationships with the United Kingdom (VI) and not mistake calm for peace.

March 18th, 2022
Minister of State for OTs Amanda A. Milling arrives in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Overseas Territories Rt Hon Amanda A. Milling has arrived in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) for a four-day visit between March 17 and March 20, 2022.

August 10th, 2021
Lester B. Bird ‘cemented’ Antigua’s historical relationship with VI- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The late former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Lester B. Bird has been hailed by Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as a political giant in the Caribbean and one who maintained his country’s close relationship with the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 7th, 2021
UK Parliament celebrates Virgin Islands Day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In keeping with a desire by the Speaker of the United Kingdom (UK) House of Commons to foster a relationship with the Overseas Territories (OTs), the Virgin Islands flag flew at the main entrance to the UK Parliament to commemorate Virgin Islands Day on July 5, 2021.

June 10th, 2021
‘We are actually American… we don’t like to hear it’- Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Calling the Virgin Islands' (VI) relationship with the United Kingdom (UK) a regressive one, commentator Cromwell Smith said the VI has a much culturally close relationship with the United States (US) than it has had with the UK.

June 1st, 2021
CoI exposes longtime 'tension' between VI & UK Gov'ts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Lone Commissioner in the VI Commission of Inquiry (CoI), Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom QC, was recently informed of concerns raised on the issue of tension between past and present Virgin Islands Governments and Britain and that it may have factored in the calling of the CoI by former governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert.

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