Leading BVI academic weighs into controversy over UK direct rule 

Mark Battersby
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Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has called on the UK to "retreat from stated political calls to subvert and subordinate the sovereignty of the people of the Virgin Islands".  The UWI has joined the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as another regional organisation to attack the Commission of Inquiry (COI) recommendations to partially suspend the territory's constitution and implement direct rule on the BVI. In a strongly worded statement, Beckles said: "This is the second occasion in recent weeks in which we have called for respect o...

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