Decision on UK direct rule for British Virgin Islands expected within days 

Mark Battersby
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Amanda Milling, UK minister for the overseas territories has returned from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to discuss next steps with foreign secretary Liz Truss after the damning Commission of Inquiry Report which set out a string of urgent recommendations including the possibility of direct control of the eastern Caribbean archipelago. A decision is expected within days but the islands' politicians, and neighbouring Caribbean nations, strongly oppose direct rule. Legislators voted overwhelmingly on 5 May to remove disgraced premier Andrew Fahie, who  was arrested in Miami on drug c...

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