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Gov’t seeks to strengthen relationship with UN

Sitting left are Premier Andrew Fahie and BVI diplomat Benito Wheatley at the UN Caribbean regional seminar on decolonisation recently. (Photo provided)

Government is planning to strengthen the BVI’s relationship with the UN as part of the territory’s 2030 developmental objectives.

According to BVI diplomat Benito Wheatley, Premier Andrew Fahie had given that indication when he and Wheatley attended the United Nations Caribbean Regional Seminar on Decolonization in Georgetown, Grenada on May 2 and 3.

That visit marked the first time a BVI premier has attended the seminar. The seminar was used to examine issues of self-determination in the United Nations’ list of 17 Non-independent countries in which the BVI is classified.

In addressing delegates at the seminar, Premier Fahie said: “The relationship between the BVI and UK is not one that should be limited to engagement between the two sides. Our relationship requires the international accountability that is provided for by the UN decolonisation framework. This Caribbean regional seminar is an integral part of that process.”

Fahie also expressed gratitude to the UN and its affiliate agencies such as the UNDP, UNICEF, PAHO and ECLAC for their contributions to the recovery effort of the territory since the devastating impact from the natural disasters of 2017.

He also held a bilateral meeting with Her Excellency Ambassador Keisha McGuire who is the Permanent Representative of Grenada to the United Nations and the Chairwoman of the Special Committee on Decolonisation.

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  1. steel pulse says:

    “wild goose chase”

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    • TurtleDove says:

      No…Knowledge is golden….stop. He is not advocating anything they are getting educated so when if that time comes they are well informed.

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  2. Wondering says:

    Is Mr Benito Wheatley working with the BVI Government again?

  3. Learn all says:

    there is to learn.Decolonialisation is the ultimate goal of our people.

    He who fears his own freedom deserves to live not.

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  4. Bruce says:

    The UN is guilty of human rights abuses and supporting communism. Very bad move. They also want to control people with the communist hoax of climate change. Dummy

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