Topic: Passports, Nationality, and Visas | Posted By: lstevens
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:06am
It is an absolute honour for me and a great pleasure, as your Governor, and as her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II representative in the Virgin Islands to have given you your Certificates of Registration as British Citizens.
After much reflection, prayer, widespread discussions with Government colleagues and with you; as Premier of the British Virgin Islands I have come to the decision that we must move forward with the total and complete restoration of our Territory.
When I first arrived in these islands, I was struck by the sheer natural beauty, engaging people and the peace and tranquility that have given these islands the name of Nature’s Little Secrets. While the Virgin Islands are of course well known in business, international finance and tourism across the world, what struck me also were the stories of how people felt safe here; and how important that is. A sense of calm and safety to walk in the early and late mornings, have family outings and some who even slept with windows and doors ajar to take in natural breezes.
The security of the territory is a critical part of its recovery and is something I take very seriously. I am in regular contact with the Commissioner of Police on security matters and this week convened a meeting of all of the agencies involved in this area.