British Virgin Islands activists protest plan for direct UK rule

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By Zarrin Ahmed and Brian Ellsworth (Reuters) – Activists in the British Virgin Islands on Monday protested against a proposal to put the overseas British territory under control of the United Kingdom, days after the BVI premier was jailed in Miami on charges of conspiring to traffic drugs. A report released on Friday that was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth’s representative to the territory said governance problems are so severe that the legislature should be suspended and the territory effectively governed from London. That report came just a day after BVI premier Andrew Fahie and the territ…

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