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May 23rd, 2018
‘Their personal wallet under attack, they screaming out march’ – Community activist

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Community activist, Floyd Burnett aka 'Heritage', has stated that he supports the march against the United Kingdom but firmly believes there are other things that the Virgin Islands (VI) community should also march against, such as the missing $7.2 million, the insurance companies, the overspending on the Tortola Pier Park and many more issues.

May 17th, 2018
‘Social movement is necessary for a community’s progress’ - Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Shaina M. Smith, political aspirant and social commentator, believes that social movement the effect change in a community is important for progress, while noting that it has helped the political development of the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 9th, 2018
'We are not panicking in the industry'– Ayana S. Hull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In response to the recent decision in The United Kingdom’s (UK) House of Commons to make public the register of Beneficial Owners for companies in their Overseas Territories (OTs), a group of residents has formed a committee and, with government’s and other stakeholders' participation, are planning a public demonstration in the form of a march.

May 4th, 2018
Gov’t $240M in debt; @ brink of borrowing capacity- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on the Tuesday May 1, 2018 edition of the Honestly Speaking show, aired on ZBVI 780 AM, that the Leader of the Opposition and First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie and commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline shared with listeners their views on the financial position of the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 2nd, 2018
‘Establishing additional economic pillars now critical’- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There is no surprise that the Territory is on high alert after the United Kingdom (UK) Government on Tuesday May 1, 2018 agreed in the House of Commons to support a bill to make public the beneficial owners of companies in their Overseas Territories (OTs).

April 25th, 2018
‘Gov’t borrowing to pay recurrent bills; Not a good place to be’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two days before the 2018 Budget debate there was a bombshell dropped on the talk show Honestly Speaking hosted by Claude O. Skelton-Cline on Tuesday April 24, 2018 on ZBVI 780 AM.

April 25th, 2018
'There will be General Elections no later than November 2018'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- According to the constitution of the Virgin Islands the territory is expected to have its national election in 2019, four years after the last election held in 2015. However, Political and social commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton- Cline believes elections will be much sooner.

April 18th, 2018
NDP rejected local aviation investor for foreign, $7.2M down the drain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many local and indigenous residents continue to claim that the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) does not treat local residents fairly.

April 11th, 2018
‘It’s ignorance’ I. Fletcher Scatliffe clear the air on stay @ Sports Complex

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Irvine Fletcher Scatliffe, well-known local resident and former talk show host has cleared the air on his five-month stay at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex at the time being used as a shelter following the 2017 Hurricanes of Irma and Maria.

April 4th, 2018
'Changes to Recovery Agency bill should have been shared publicly' - Gerard St C. Farara QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “There is really a need for us in the BVI to be looking at the rules and procedures of the House of Assembly. In many respect, they do not really do enough to speak to the democratic process and we need to focus on that.”



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