Minister for the Abroad Territories, the Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith, has arrived within the British Virgin Islands on a three-day go to from January 31 to February 2.
Lord Goldsmith’s go to is to additional develop the partnership between the UK and BVI and talk about a spread of points together with United Kingdom assist for environmental and safety tasks and implementation of the Fee of Inquiry suggestions.
His Excellency the Governor, John Rankin whereas outlining the minister’s programme mentioned: “I welcome The Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith to the Territory on his first official go to to those lovely islands to debate the implementation of the COI suggestions and to assist get a larger understanding of the problems going through the BVI.”
The minister will meet with elected representatives, senior officers, and group representatives. His programme will deal with each safety and environmental points, with a go to to RVIPF’s Marine Base and to Anegada to see the influence of the Stony Coral Tissues Loss Illness.
The Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith mentioned that he’s happy to have the chance to go to the Virgin Islands.
“I’m eager to satisfy the individuals right here and to be taught extra concerning the BVI first-hand. I stay up for discussions specializing in the reform programme and the way to make sure momentum is maintained,” the Minister for Abroad Territories mentioned.
Lord Goldsmith mentioned he was additionally excited to see the vary of conservation and biodiversity tasks and talk about potential areas the place the Governments of the VI and the UK can additional work collectively in serving to construct the Territory’s resilience to local weather change.
The Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith succeeds The Rt Hon Amanda Milling who beforehand visited the Virgin Islands as Minister for the Abroad Territories in 2022.