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March 15th, 2024
UN Decolonisation mission to visit VI in 2024 – Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced that on February 15, 2024, the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation, also referred to as the C-24, approved the [British] Virgin Islands' request for an official Visiting Mission to the Territory.

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.

December 7th, 2023
Guyana appeals to US & UN as Venezuela advances annexation of territory

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, SA- Guyana has turned to the United Nations and the United States for help as the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, announced a series of measures intended to advance its annexation of two-thirds of the independent South American nation’s territory.

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.

September 25th, 2023
Premier Wheatley to attend Monaco Yacht Show; Hon Smith @ helm of VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley )(R7) is away from the Territory attending the Monaco Yacht Show until October 1 and the United Nations Meeting in New York on October 3 and 4, 2023.

September 5th, 2023
Some believe only rogue Gov’ts pushing concept of self-determination– Carvin Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Former government minister Carvin Malone (AL) said the concept of self-determination of British Overseas Territories is one that has been long in the making since the late 40s and not a recent concept being pushed for nefarious reasons as some believe.

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.

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.

December 12th, 2022
United Nations Article 73(b)

Thomas C. Famous

More often than not, it seems as if people around the world have allowed themselves to believe that colonialism was and remains some fairytale read in a book. You know the stories in which the handsome Prince marries a glowing bride and all in the Kingdom live happily ever after.

October 20th, 2022
VI completes Vice Chairmanship of UN body CDCC

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, SA- The [British] Virgin Islands has successfully completed its Vice Chairmanship of the Caribbean Development Cooperation Committee (CDCC) that is a subsidiary body of the United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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