Beautiful Virgin Islands

Saturday, Jan 28, 2023

Reform progress was key topic of talks with BVI All-Party Group

Reform progress was key topic of talks with BVI All-Party Group

At a recent trip to the United Kingdom to conduct official business, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley met with the members of the BVI All-Party Group in the British Parliament and according to him, the conversation revolved around the progression of the Commission of Inquiry reform process under the agreed framework.
The Premier said he met with James Sunderland who agreed to chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons and House of Lords.

“We just discussed how the reforms are going. We discussed our aspirations as a UK overseas territory [and] our economy. He certainly was very interested in what we were doing in the Virgin Islands and how he could support and how he could help,” the Premier said.

Dr Wheatley noted it was important to have representation in the UK’s parliament as these people could advocate for the rights of the territory.

“Just for persons to understand, the concept of having friends in the House of Commons and House of Lords is very important. For instance, policies toward the Overseas Territories can be heavily influenced by the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office. The Foreign Secretary and the Minister for Overseas Territories should have the benefit of other perspectives and if we have parliamentarians who help to advocate on behalf of the BVI on very important issues, it is only to our benefit,” Dr Wheatley said.

“These Members of Parliament have agreed to do that, and we are very grateful to them because we really want to have a strong relationship between the BVI and the United Kingdom. In some instances, I believe persons have the wrong impression of the BVI, the wrong impression of our financial services industries. They are not exposed to as much information as needs be and if we have persons in the UK parliament who can help to elucidate some of these issues and to share knowledge and give accurate information about the BVI, it would be to our benefit,” he added.
Newsletter

Related Articles

Beautiful Virgin Islands
Close
0:00
0:00
Tesla reported record profits and record revenues for 2022
I have a dream, MLK inspiring speech
Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre Photo Is Fake: Ghislaine Maxwell
Aretha Franklin, Marvis Staples - Oh Happy Day
Opinion | Israel’s Supreme Court Claims a Veto on Democracy
BVI Freedom Song
Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin Gets Married On His 93rd Birthday
Billy Preston - You Can't Beat God Giving (Live)
Who’s Threatening Israeli Democracy?
VIRGIN ISLANDS REGGAE CARIBBEAN RIDDIMZ
Federal Reserve Probes Goldman’s Consumer Business
Oh Happy Day Edwin Hawkins - Anthony Brown w FBCG Combined Choir
China's first population drop in six decades
'Stand by Me' performed by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir
Microsoft is finalising plans to become the latest technology giant to reduce its workforce during a global economic slowdown
National Anthem of the British Virgin Islands - Oh, Beautiful Virgin
China's foreign ministry branch in Hong Kong urges British gov't to stop the biased and double standards Hong Kong report
Hello Dolly
Tesla slashes prices globally by as much as 20 percent
for KING & COUNTRY - Amen (Reborn) [feat. Lecrae & The WRLDFMS Tony Wi
1.4 Million Copies Of Prince Harry's Memoir 'Spare' Sold On 1st Day In UK
Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up
After Failing To Pay Office Rent, Twitter May Sell User Names
Yes He Can
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies aged 54
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
FIFA president questioned by prosecutors
Unforgettable
Britain's Sunak breaks silence and admits using private healthcare
Touch The Hem Of His Garment
Hype and backlash as Harry's memoir goes on sale. Unnamed royal source says prince 'kidnapped by cult of psychotherapy and Meghan'
The Lord's Prayer
Saudi Arabia set to overtake India as fastest-growing major economy this year 
THE GOD MOVEMENT...BEAUTIFUL BVI
Google and Facebook’s dominance in digital ads challenged by rapid ascent of Amazon and TikTok
Siyahamba
FTX fraud investigators are digging deeper into Sam Bankman-Fried's inner circle – and reportedly have ex-engineer Nishad Singh in their sights
Ray Charles And The Voices Of Jubilaton, Oh, Happy Day
TikTok CEO Plans to Meet European Union Regulators
Ramblin' Rose
UK chaos: Hong Kong emigrants duped by false prospectus
Protoje - Who Knows ft. Chronixx
France has banned the online sale of paracetamol until February, citing ongoing supply issues
Pressure - Virgin Islands Nice
Japan reportedly to give families 1 million yen per child to move out of Tokyo
Phil Wickham - House Of The Lord
Will Canada ever become a real democracy?
My God Is Real (Yes, God Is Real)
Hong Kong property brokerages slash payrolls in choppy market
The Lion King Circle of Life by LEBO M. — LIVE at the HAVASI Symphonic
U.S. Moves to Seize Robinhood Shares, Silvergate Accounts Tied to FTX
Louis Armstrong - When The Saints Go Marching In
Effect of EU sanctions on Moscow is ‘less than zero’ – Belgian MEP
Kanye West Sunday Service - hallelujah, salvation, and glory
Coinbase to Pay $100 Million in Settlement With New York Regulator
Jonathan Nelson - I Believe (Island Medley
FTX assets worth $3.5bn held by Bahamas securities regulator
From The Virgin Islands Sqad Up
A Republican congressman-elect is under investigation in New York after he admitted he lied about his education and work experience.
Common, John Legend - Glory
Brazilian football legend Pele, arguably the greatest player ever, has died at the age of 82.
Anthony Evans vs. Jesse Campbell - If I Ain't Got You
Hong Kong to scrap almost all its Covid rules
I have a dream, MLK inspiring speech
EU calls screening of travellers from China unjustified
Aretha Franklin, Marvis Staples - Oh Happy Day
US imposes Covid testing for visitors from China
BVI Freedom Song
×