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November 9th, 2016
Budget Day axed for November 21, 2016; No new date set!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The government of the Virgin Islands last week announced that the House of Assembly will convene its Third Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA), which will be Budget Day.

November 4th, 2016
Governor’s intervention speaks of recklessness of NDP Gov’t- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “For a Governor to comment on the functioning of an elected Government in itself is rare and speaks to the recklessness of their actions,” is the view of Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) in commenting on the leaked correspondence between Governor John S. Duncan OBE and the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith.

November 3rd, 2016
Hon Skelton accuses Gov Duncan of trying to bring back slavery!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) has made it public that he needs the help of Opposition Leader Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) to combat what seems to be an attempt by the governorship to return the Virgin Islands’ (British) to one of a slavery leadership.

November 2nd, 2016
I have resisted Media & Opposition pressure to intervene- Governor Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When John S. Duncan OBE came to the Virgin Islands as the United Kingdom appointed Governor in August 2014, he fell out of favour with the people, the media and the Government of the Day just after about a year in office.

November 2nd, 2016
Britain can’t be trusted- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A popular Talk show host has added his voice to the recent developments in which His Excellency the Governor John S. Duncan OBE has threatened the Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith led administration over violations in the VI Constitution over formal audits of the Government Accounts, saying that it was better late than never.

October 26th, 2016
Governor Duncan can no longer defend VIG position to FCO on spending!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Since the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government took office in 2011 to current, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Opposition, the Media, civil society and talk show hosts have been complaining loudly about the mismanagement of funds and the reckless spending of taxpayers money.

October 25th, 2016
Governor allegedly imposed $135K per year consultant on Ministry of Finance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Behind closed doors, the imposing of almost direct rule on the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands by the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE continues to manifest itself.

September 22nd, 2016
Freedom of Information Bill being reviewed- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The failure by the National Democratic Party (NDP) government to pass the long awaited Freedom of Information Bill has seen it come under heavy criticism from prominent members of the public, the media, as well as talk show hosts.

September 11th, 2016
House of Assembly to meet Sept 22, 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), which has its lowest rating since the 2011 General Elections, is to come off its summer break and meet on Thursday September 22, 2016.

September 2nd, 2016
Governor Duncan should be whistle-blower for the people – E.G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local talk show host and retired civil servant Edmund G. Maduro believes Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE is being hypocritical with his announcement that he wishes to see a Whistle-blower Act in the Virgin Islands.



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