Tuesday, January 26, 2010

FCO Overseas Territories Director to Make Official Visit to BVI

Mr. Colin Roberts, the Director for Overseas Territories in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, is to make his first official visit to the territory of the British Virgin Islands on January 27-30. The aim of the visit is to discuss the relations between the UK and the BVI, the financial services industry, the global economic situation, governance, environment and law.

During his visit, Mr. Roberts will be paying calls on the Governor David Pearey and the Premier Hon. Ralph T. O'Neal, and to the other senior officials of the territory. He will also have the opportunity to meet with the Government and the private sector representatives. Mr. David Pearey will be hosting a reception in Mr Roberts's honour.

Being at the post of Director of the Overseas Territories since 2008, Mr. Roberts is responsible for the region including the South Atlantic Territory, the British Indian Ocean Territory, Pitcairn Section, the Caribbean and Bermuda Section, Turks and Caicos Island Unit and Policy the Co-ordination Section.

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