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October 23rd, 2023
Premier salutes Hon Walwyn for commissioning Territorial Song & Dress

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has saluted embattled former Education Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn (R6) for commissioning the Virgin Islands' Territorial Song and Dress, which he said added to the Virgin Islands (VI) identity.

September 25th, 2020
VI must consider completely removing the UK national anthem – Dr the Hon Wheatley

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – In his closing speech ahead of the passing of the Motion to replace the national anthem of the United Kingdom (UK) at regional and international sporting events, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said the Virgin Islands must now consider ways to completely remove the anthem of the colonial power from other events.

September 24th, 2020
UPDATE: Territorial Song officially replaces ‘God Save the Queen’ @ sport events

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – In his first Motion brought before the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) since becoming a legislator, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) successfully gained the full support of the House to have the official Territorial Song replace ‘God Save the Queen’ when VI athletes win medals at regional and international sporting events.

May 31st, 2020
Territorial Song replaces ‘God Save the Queen’ @ sports events

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been given approval for the Territorial Song ‘Oh Beautiful Virgin Islands’ to replace ‘God Save the Queen’ at future editions of the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games and other institutional events and official activities of the IOC and its Affiliated Entities.

October 8th, 2019
Territorial Song to replace ‘God Save the Queen' @ sports events

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When Virgin Islands long jump queen Chantel E. Malone received her gold medal for winning the Women’s Long Jump Final at the Pan American Games in August 2019, those at the Estadio Nacional, in Lima, Peru and others viewing via television or live-stream, then heard the National Anthem, ‘God Save the Queen’, played.

October 25th, 2017
Territorial Song 'boastful'- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Territorial Song has been criticised for being "boastful" by a regular talk show host.

October 17th, 2014
Acceptance, Celebration, Reward & Inspiration equal success

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a day set aside for young women of the Virgin Islands (VI) school system to be inspired and motivated by those who were once their age and judging from their response and participation they were indeed motivated.

March 1st, 2013
BVI SDA School latest to hoist Territorial Flag

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The BVI Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) School became the latest in a series of schools across the Territory to hoist the Territorial Flag alongside the Union Jack following a brief ceremony today, March 1, 2013.

July 25th, 2012
Oh Beautiful Virgin Islands is VI’s Territorial Song!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Members of the House of Assembly (HOA) submitted their votes yesterday, July 25, 2012 at the Eight Sitting of the First Session of the Second House of Assembly, which resulted in ‘Oh Beautiful Virgin Islands’ being chosen as the Territory’s National song and the male design of option number 1 and the female design of option number 2, collaborated to form the National Dress of the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 14th, 2011
MOE&C to hold competition for Territory song & dress

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Ministry of Education and Culture has commenced plans to host a Territory-wide competition to create a Territorial song and dress for the Virgin Islands, which will be spearheaded by former Culture Minister Eileene Parsons, a press release from the Government Information Service (GIS) stated .

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