Saturday, November 13, 2010

BVI Premier Attends OTCC Meeting in London

Premier Hon. Ralph T. O´Neal has come to London to take part in the annual meeting of the Overseas Territories Consultative Council (OTCC). The delegation of the BVI Premier includes Dr. the Honourable Vincent Scatliffe, Financial Secretary, Mr. Neil Smith, Assistant Secretary for external affairs in the Premier´s Office Ms. Najan Christopher and personal assistant to the Premier Ms. Marsha-Ann Gumbs.

At the OTCC meeting, the questions of UK/OT relationship will be discussed, as well as the issues of financial services and public finance, the questions of passport and identity, and many others.

During his visit, Ralph O'Neal along with heads of UK Overseas Territories will have an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Also, the BVI Premier will also have a bilateral meeting with Parliamentary Undersecretary of State Hon. Henry Bellingham. Before his return, he will also meet the BVI students in London.

This OTCC Meeting will be the first opportunity for Overseas Territories to meet collectively with the Parliamentary Undersecretary of State and UK Minister for Overseas Territories since the formation of the new government in the UK.

On November 10-12, the BVI Premier also visited the Czech Republic.

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