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June 11th, 2018
Hon Mark H. Vanterpool in the big chair! ...is Acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), is acting Premier and Minister of Finance, effective June 10 to 17, 2018.

June 11th, 2018
Hon Pickering drops out race for NDP Presidency!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a surprise move that shocked the political class and some National Democratic Party (NDP) delegates, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable, Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), has dropped out the race to lead the party he co-founded, into the next general elections.

June 10th, 2018
Most Virgin Islands' residents snub Queen’s Birthday Parade?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Deputy Governor’s Office on Saturday, June 9, 2018, observed the birthday celebration of Queen Elizabeth II, with a ceremonial affair held on the A. O Shirley Recreation Grounds, notably absent were the majority of the people of the Territory.

June 8th, 2018
Hon Myron V. Walwyn challenges Premier Smith for NDP Leadership

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Democratic Party’s (NDP) internal elections on June 23, 2018, is now carded to be a ‘four-man’ race for the party’s leadership and presidency, with Education and Culture Minister, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) challenging incumbent, Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith.

June 4th, 2018
I would boycott Queen's Birthday celebration as private citizen- Dr. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7)—the man who many say had the best speech at the ‘Decision to March’ on May 24, 2018 against the United Kingdom’s Parliament decision to impose public registry for beneficial ownership—is making the news again.

June 2nd, 2018
Premier publicly scolds his deputy, as NDP internal rifts deepen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), has yet again publicly scolded and distanced himself from statements made by his subordinates—the third such instance in recent months—this time, taking aim at his Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7).

May 30th, 2018
‘My allegiance is to the leader of the NDP'– Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “I have not heard him [Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL)] say that he was prepared to step down or that his time was up. I have not heard him say any such thing, so as far as I am concerned at this point in time, today 29th of May, my allegiance is to the leader of the NDP, Dr D. Orlando Smith.”

May 28th, 2018
‘Expats will probably have to go back home’ – Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) fight against the establishment of the public registers of beneficial ownership, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, strongly expressed that if this Bill stands, many expatriates will have to leave the VI because the government will not be able to pay them.

May 25th, 2018
‘We are entering a divorce with the UK’- Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We have done everything that have been asked of us from the international community. We have instituted one of the best regulated financial services system anywhere in the world because we like to say that we are ahead of the curb and therefore we are going to ensure that whenever they bring something at us we are prepared for it…what more they want us to do?”

May 19th, 2018
‘Cabinet comfortable VI will be ready for hurricane season’ – Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Acting Premier, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), stated that the Virgin Islands (VI) will be prepared for the peak of the 2018 hurricane season which is said to be above average, while adding that Cabinet is “comfortable” based on the information they have received from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).



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