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BVI: I reported the Governor to the United Nations — Premier


(BVI News) Premier Dr. Natalio Wheatley said he recently reported Governor John Rankin to the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization.

Speaking in the House of Assembly on June 29, Premier Wheatley said his report was based on Governor Rankin’s recent statement that he may exert additional powers over the Virgin Islands.

“In early June, I travelled to the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York to appear before the Special Committee on Decolonization, also referred to as the C-24. I also informed them of where things currently stand in the relationship between the UK and the Virgin Islands,” Premier Wheatley told the House of Assembly.

“I did place on the record my administration’s objection to the UK continuing to maintain an Order in Council in reserve, that can immediately suspend the constitution. It is not necessary. UK parliamentarians, CARICOM, OECS and the C-24 agree with our position. I also expressed our deep concern about recent statements by the Governor regarding him potentially obtaining additional powers over the Virgin Islands. This also is not necessary,” the Premier added.

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