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December 24th, 2017
Governor & Premier take flight for Xmas; Mathavious & Pickering in charge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Since the 2015 snap election in which Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith-led National Democratic Party (NDP) Government won in a landside, his Administration has been disunited, with nasty infighting and loud calls for him to reshuffle his Cabinet.

December 21st, 2017
'I strongly detest & disagree' with attack in HoA on Hon Turnbull- Deputy Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- 'Madam Speaker, I sat here the other night and listened to the attack on one of my colleagues sitting on the Backbench. And it would be almost remiss of me, Madam Speaker, as a senior Member if I was not to lend my voice to that particular issue and to say that I strongly detest and disagree with that kind of behaviour."

December 8th, 2017
‘Save the Mangroves’ – Natural Resources Minister Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the realities of killer storm Irma was that on the morning after the hurricane there was virtually not one leaf left on the trees or on the land anywhere in the Virgin Islands.

December 4th, 2017
Fishing & Farming relief not top priority for NDP Gov't post Irma!

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) was not the bearer of much good news for some residents of the First District when he answered the initiative of Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to meet with those residents.

August 21st, 2017
Hons Skelton & Pickering best suited to lead VI – Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “Is Dr Smith’s successor sitting among those senior cabinet members?” was the question put recently to Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline by the host of JTV CH 55 “Big Story”, Peta-Gay Coombs to which he give a first-time heard assessment as to who in his mind is best fitted for the Premiership of the Virgin Islands (UK), replacing Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

July 14th, 2017
'Above normal' Hurricane Season: 'We must be ready'- Acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is a Statement By Acting Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) on 'Preparedness For Developing Tropical Systems'.

July 7th, 2017
‘Some of the noise makers will catch it later’- Ayana S. Hull

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- “Your portfolio sir is not flashy, it is not sexy, it does not attract a lot of media attention but the work your ministry does will speak for generations after the cameras have found new things to magnify.”

June 15th, 2017
'Not enough market for local beef'- Hon Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During the June 13, 2017 Sitting of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly, Opposition Member Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) raised the issue of stray cattle in his district, describing them as a nuisance as he sought answers of government's plans and strategies to deal with the issue.

June 14th, 2017
False start! Revised work permit fees to take effect July 1, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After a false start, reportedly due to a few 'big names' challenging the initial work permit fee increase previously announced by Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), a revised work permit fee increase will be implemented on July 1, 2017.

June 14th, 2017
Airport Expansion Project grounded? Gov’t ‘considering next steps’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – During the Eighth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering refused to give details as to why the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport expansion project is not moving forward.


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