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May 10th, 2024
Full CARICOM membership comes with a cost of participation– Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Former Deputy Premier and legislator Dr Kedrick D. Pickering has questioned whether the Virgin Islands (VI) can afford the cost of full CARICOM membership, a stance that rebutted that of clergyman Claude O. Skelton-Cline, who said the VI should take up a strong role in the regional body.

May 7th, 2024
VI should seek stronger alliances, full CARICOM membership- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Local clergyman Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has put forward arguments for the [British] Virgin Islands to become a full member of CARICOM, which he said should happen because the VI must seek to deepen strategic partnerships and alliances around the world.

March 12th, 2024
Haitian PM says he’ll resign once new gov’t council is formed

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced early Tuesday, March 12, 2024, that he would resign once a transitional presidential council is created.

March 7th, 2024
You cannot 'form stronger relationships with the region' with visas- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says under his pro-Caricom agenda to forge stronger links, relations, and economic ties with nation-states in the Caribbean region, more visa restrictions will have to be removed.

March 5th, 2024
VI keen on establishing tourism links with Brazil– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Following his return from the recent Caricom Heads of Government meeting in Georgetown, Guyana, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the Virgin Islands is looking to establish tourism links with Brazil.

March 1st, 2024
Gov’t discussing possibility of full-time membership in Caricom – Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said his government is actively having discussions on whether they should seek full membership in Caricom.

February 28th, 2024
Guyana & VI discussing MoU on road to visa-free travel- Premier Wheatley

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, SA– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has disclosed that talks are now in the advanced stage to potentially sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between oil-rich nation Guyana and the Virgin Islands for visa-free travel from Guyana to the [British] Virgin Islands.

February 24th, 2024
Premier off to Guyana for Caricom meeting; Hon Smith now acting Premier

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Dr. Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is heading to the 46th regular meeting of the conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from February 24 to 29, 2024, in Georgetown, Guyana.

September 22nd, 2023
‘It is high time reparatory justice is made priority’- UN Human Rights Commissioner

NEW YORK, USA- Even as the [British] Virgin Islands struggle against the heavy hand of colonialism by the United Kingdom (UK), UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk has said it was paramount that “strong leadership and political will from States and the international community be galvanised to finally, comprehensively address the entrenched legacies of colonialism, enslavement and the trade in enslaved Africans.”

July 11th, 2023
Premier Wheatley lauds CARICOM’s support for VI & other Associate Members

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago- Premier of the [British] Virgin Islands Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has praised CARICOM for its renewed commitment to the [British] Virgin Islands and other Associate Members on the occasion of the regional body’s 50th anniversary.

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