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June 15th, 2024
VI, UN signs second Country Plan for more technical assistance

NEW YORK, NY - Virign Islands (VI) Premier Dr. Hon. Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has signed the Virgin Islands’ second United Nations (UN) Country Implementation Plan (CIP) that expands programming and technical assistance to the Territory from UN agencies serving the Caribbean region.

June 15th, 2024
VI Premier Wheatley & UK Ambassador Kariuki held constructive talks on UK-VI relations

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Premier Dr. the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) and United Kingdom (UK) Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) H.E. James Kariuki have held constructive discussions on relations between the UK and Virgin Islands.

June 2nd, 2024
Lady Smith in charge; Acting as Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier of the Virgin Islands, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is on duty travel from Saturday, June 1 until June 11, 2024.

May 21st, 2024
VI & UN positioning Eastern Caribbean SIDS for climate & development finance

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- In response to the high costs faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to adapt to the negative effects of climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) and United Nations (UN) are collaborating to help position several Eastern Caribbean governments to gain better access to development finance for sustainable development and climate resilience.

April 30th, 2024
VI rallies LatAm support for UN Associate Members' sustainable development

SANTIAGO, Chile - As the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) in Antigua and Barbuda approaches, the [British] Virgin Islands (BVI) has rallied support for the 13 Associate Members of UN ECLAC located in the Caribbean at the 7th Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development in Chile in Santiago, Chile from 15th-18th April 2024.

January 19th, 2024
UN expresses concern @ possibility of colonial style UK direct rule in VI

NEW YORK, NY, USA – With the Order in Council on hold to suspend the [British] Virgin Islands Constitution still active, the United Nations (UN) has expressed deep concern about the continuing possibility of United Kingdom's direct rule over the [British] Virgin Islands in its Resolution on the Question of the British Virgin Islands adopted at the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

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.

October 6th, 2023
Premier asks for UN support to raise awareness of self-gov’t options in VI

NEW YORK, NY, USA – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has asked for United Nations (UN) support in raising awareness of the options of self-governance in the VI.

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.

June 16th, 2023
BVI-UN Forum instrumental for VI to achieve development goals- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sustainable Development Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said the VI-UN Sustainable Development Forum proved to be instrumental in ensuring that the Territory achieves its development goals.

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