A billboard recently mounted in the of heart Road Town is stirring up controversy in the British Virgin Islands.
The sign is rallying for support for a movement, which is effectively calling on locals to condemn the United Kingdom’s hand in the Recovery and Development Plan for the territory.
The UK has offered to be a guarantor for the BVI in relation to any loan of up to £300 million the territory borrows to finance its recovery plan.
But, the UK has attached some strict conditions to its offer; among them being that the BVI must implement an Agency that will have full control over how monies for recovery are spent.
The BVI was also told that representatives of the UK must get seats on the Agency. However, the group who commissioned the controversial billboard is not amused.
“Do not support the framework for the recovery plan,” said the group, whose members have only identified themselves as VE Virgin Islanders.
They erected the billboard just days after Premier Dr D Orlando Smith asserted that the BVI is still in control, even though the UK Government is cracking the proverbial whip on the BVI.
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