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January 29th, 2022
UK never approached VI on representation in House of Commons – Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the UK has never approached him on the issue of British Overseas territories getting or seeking representation in the UK House of Commons.

January 6th, 2022
‘Compulsive liar’: Backlash over UK PM misleading parliament

LONDON, United Kingdom- The Prime Minister of a nation that considers itself a moral compass for its Overseas Territories and the world, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, is facing growing anger after being accused of lying multiple times during Prime Minister’s Questions in the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, and refusing to correct them when confronted.

November 24th, 2021
UK Parliament moves to indemnify VI Governor, Commissioner & CoI Attorneys

LONDON, UK - In a strange twist of events, the United Kingdom House of Commons on November 22, 2021, sought to shield the Commissioner of Inquiry (CoI) Attorneys, the Commissioner himself and the local Governor John J. Rankin, CMG from paying any legal fees out of pocket if they are sued over the CoI.

July 21st, 2021
5 UK MPs from PM Johnson’s party found guilty of breaching Code of Conduct

LONDON, United Kingdom- As the United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) called by ex-Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, the close buddy of the beleaguered UK Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson aka ‘Boris’, has been nailing Virgin Islands legislators to the cross for not complying to the Register of Interests Act, they need not look at the VI to find persons with sin as it is right at home in the UK, and in the UK government.

July 15th, 2021
Speaker of UK House of Commons meets with OT Speakers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Speaker of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom met with Speakers of the British Overseas Territories (OTs) yesterday, July 14, 2021, for formal introductions and to discuss an up-coming OTs Conference and other future collaborative efforts.

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.

November 21st, 2020
UK has no intention to let OT MPs sit in House of Commons - Cayman Islands Governor

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands - A draft bill that proposes Overseas Territory (OT) representation in the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament, House of Commons, by local elected Member of Parliament (MP), will likely be rejected by the UK Government.

November 10th, 2020
UK bill proposes elected MPs to represent Overseas Territories in UK parliament

LONDON, United Kingdom- The [British] Virgin Islands could find itself being represented in the United Kingdom (UK) parliament, the House of Commons, by its own elected Member of Parliament (MP) if a bill proposed by a group of MPs in the UK is passed.

May 14th, 2019
Same-sex marriage policy should be matter for VI to decide- UK Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United Kingdom Government of Theresa M. May has said it will not force the British Overseas Territories (OTs) to legalise same-sex marriage but will continue to engage them, to ensure their legislation is compliant with their international human rights obligations.

March 2nd, 2019
Public Registers: Premier Fahie warns Territory of worrying development

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Days after taking Office, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has been met with an international conundrum regarding the decision by the United Kingdom (UK) to have the Virgin Islands (VI) implement Pubic Registers of Beneficial Ownership.

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