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July 26th, 2018
Governor Jaspert announces investigation into BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Public, social media, the Opposition in Parliament and civil society have all been concerned for the past three years over the BVI Airways deal. In exchange for direct flights between Miami International Airport and Beef Island, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) gave BVI Airways, a company who left the Territory in 2014 saying they were bankrupt and had owed the BVI Airports Authority some $100,000, more funds via a big giveaway.

July 26th, 2018
‘NDP has destroyed BVI Image, country on a downfall’- Kaream K. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was indeed honestly speaking on Tuesday July 24, 2018, with host and commentator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, when one of his two guests was young Virgin Islander, Kaream K. Pickering from Long Look, on the eastern end of Tortola.

July 20th, 2018
Tensions high from VG residents after July 17, 2018 public meeting

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- It was a packed house at the Catholic Community Centre on Tuesday July 17, 2018, when the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government held a meeting with the residents of the Ninth District.

July 17th, 2018
‘Be watchful for NDP slick Washington DC commercials’ Willock warns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Political aspirant running in the next general election and hoping to secure a seat At Large with the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ticket, Julian Willock has released a message over the weekend to both the VIP delegates and the public.

June 22nd, 2018
Skelton throws shot; ‘We need leadership that puts VIslanders/Belongers first’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - National Democratic Party (NDP) co-founder, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) says the Saturday June 23, 2018, Convention, represents “an important juncture and a new chapter, not only for the party but in the development of the Virgin Islands (VI) and that this new chapter will in fact require calm, courageous, consistent and experienced leadership.”

June 18th, 2018
‘I will not seek’ another term in office- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online first and accurately reported on June 15, 2018 that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) would announce early this week whether he would contest the upcoming internal elections of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

June 15th, 2018
Premier Smith to announce decision; run or not in NDP internal elections

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and President of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is to announce early next week if he intends to contest the post he holds as President of his party.

June 12th, 2018
NDP delegates to decide on new title for party leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Delegates of the National Democratic Party (NDP) will on June 23, 2018, in addition to voting for a new leader ahead of the upcoming general elections, decide altogether if they want to keep the title for that person as ‘President’ or change it to ‘Chairman.’

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 23rd, 2018
‘The march is about country; We will deal with NDP later’- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Outspoken resident and political aspirant Julian Willock has again thrown his full support behind the May 24, 2018 march to demonstrate the people’s displeasure with an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill passed in the House of Commons demanding that only Overseas Territories located in the Caribbean operate registers of beneficial ownership.

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