Activists rally outside the residence of Governor John Rankin in May calling for the British Virgin Islands to retain its autonomy. Photo: Reuters
Activists rally outside the residence of Governor John Rankin in May calling for the British Virgin Islands to retain its autonomy. Photo: Reuters
Britain

Corruption-hit British Virgin Islands agrees to reforms, avoiding UK rule for now

  • An earlier official report had found systemic dishonesty in the British overseas territory and recommended that it be directly governed from London
  • While choosing not to do so, Britain retains the option of suspending BVI’s constitution and taking over rule if not enough progress is made with reforms

Activists rally outside the residence of Governor John Rankin in May calling for the British Virgin Islands to retain its autonomy. Photo: Reuters
Activists rally outside the residence of Governor John Rankin in May calling for the British Virgin Islands to retain its autonomy. Photo: Reuters
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