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BVI Premier Reports Governor to UN, Alleging Colonialism and Violation of International Law
BVI Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has taken the obvious and very needed step of reporting Governor John Rankin to the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, citing concerns over the UK's continued colonization of the British V...
AG decries scapegoating and rushed lawmaking by government
Attorney General Dawn Smith has raised concerns about a recurring pattern of government members using her position as a scapegoat whenever issues in governance are highlighted to the public. This came in response to the Virgin Islands Pa...
Russia Has Committed "Wide Range" Of War Crimes In Ukraine, Says UN
The report was based on more than 500 interviews as well as satellite images and visits to detention sites and graves.
2022 Britain re-invasion of the Virgin Islands: ‘I was detained & questioned by 6 Caucasian UK officers’- Willock
Former Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Mr Julian Willock, who had publicly criticised the United Kingdom (UK) sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI), the motive of the past UK-appointed Governor and accused the CoI lawyers of worki...
Local representation beats the alternative ‘big time’ - Premier
“As hard as we are on ourselves because we hold ourselves to a very high standard, we must never forget that having local representation beats the alternative, big time.” — Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley.
Stop referring to us as the ‘BVI’, says Opposition Leader
We are not British, we are their victims. They rigged our systems to be controlled by their unelected corrupted officials. Amid the political tensions between the BVI and the United Kingdom, one lawmaker has expressed that people should ...
Burden I carry for BVI has cost me tremendously - Skelton Cline
Political commentator and clergyman Claude Skelton Cline said the burden he has carried for the territory has cost him dearly.
Are more high profile arrests on the horizon?
With the arrest of former Education Minister Myron Walwyn earlier this week, the territory remains on alert, wondering whether more arrests will be made in the coming weeks.
Court declines AG’s delay request in same-sex marriage case
Justice Adrian Jack has refused an adjournment requested by Attorney General (AG) Dawn Smith over a matter involving a same-sex couple before the High Court.
‘We want the report!’- Hon Malone says AG to be written for Withers CoI response
Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says he intends to write the Attorney General, Hon Dawn J. Smith, to produce the report that should have been created by Withers law firm in response...
Relief: UK will not adopt the illegal COI recommendation to impose dictatorship on British Virgin Islands, Truss says
UK foreign secretary decided “to give” territory two years to implement reforms to tackle corruption. It is not clear how Liz Truss is giving to the islanders what belongs to them anyway and not to her, so it would have been better to av...
Governor pushes back on OECS, CARICOM’s ‘colonialism’ claims with falls, fake and misleading arguments
Governor John Rankin has sought to set the record straight regarding statements emanating from various regional bodies in relation to the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report and its recommendations.
One big lie in the Queen's speech resonated in the Caribbean
The Queen's speech included a statement that is an unfortunate big lie: "my Government will play a leading role in defending democracy and freedom across the world", while the The very same Queen's government is trying to do exactly what...
Governor John Rankin: Despite the new democraticaly elected gov’t, no final decision made by the colonial rulers on the COI dictatorship recommendations
Despite the cross-partisan National Unity democratically elected Government in BVI, Governor John Rankin say that no final decision has been made on whether the recommendations from the COI to cancel democracy and force remote dictatorsh...
British Virgin Islands legislature approves no-confidence vote against Fahie
The British Virgin Islands on Thursday swore in Natalio Wheatley as the British overseas territory's new premier following the removal of ex-premier Andrew Fahie, who was arrested on drug charges in Miami last week.
The United Kingdom is trying to violate its international obligations in respect of United Nations Resolution 1514
The COI recommendations to cancel the democracy in BVI is violating article 21 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (resolution 217). The recommendation to recolonize the territory by a remote UK dictatorship rule, instead of ...
BVI premier accused of cocaine trafficking granted bail in Miami
Judge rejects prosecutors’ claim that Andrew Fahie, arrested in DEA drug sting, could flee US if freed from prison
British Virgin Islands protesters condemn UK dictatorship rule plan
Fake Report commissioned by Queen’s representative who has zero experience in how to run a country or in politics, had called for Caribbean territory to be effectively recolonized, controlled by dictatorship from London instead of the e...
No Dictatorship! OECS Supports UK-BVI Cooperation To Enhance Good Governance, and reject the UK dictatorship idea
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) issued a statement on May 2nd, 2022 indicating that they are gravely concerned about the political developments unfolding in the British Virgin Islands, relating to the arrest of Premie...
“I am here to listen and to understand’ - UK Minister Amanda A. Milling. Is she really such an innocent abroad?
UK Minister for the Overseas Territory, the Rt. "Hon". Amanda A. Milling in now in the Virgin Islands (VI) for high-level discussions following the early publication of the Commission of Inquiry recommendations to cancel democracy, suspe...
Big demonstration against ‘direct rule’ in RT today May 2, 2022
The people of the Virgin Islands will be stating their objection to any direct rule by the United Kingdom (UK) loud and clear from 8:00am today, Monday, May 2, 2022, at a demonstration slated for the parking lot of Government House in Ro...
Lake to UK: ‘Fix your problems before coming to us’
“Dig the mote out of your eyes before you come to dig it out of ours,” a determined Patsy Lake, said in an emphatic statement directed at the United Kingdom government.
OECS condemns a ‘UK takeover’ of VI
As the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) begin to mobilise to demonstrate to the United Kingdom (UK) that they are not in favour of any direct rule as recommended in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report, the Organisation of Eastern Car...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Sitting in solidarity against direct UK rule
Against the backdrop of a crowd of protestors, a few government legislators and prominent civilians firmly sat across a section of Waterfront Drive preventing motorists from entering or leaving Road Town.
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