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July 4th, 2019
Territory Day ‘can’t just be a day off’ – Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that there were no more than 300 persons in attendance at the Monday July 1, 2019 Territory Day event held on the lawns of Central Administration Complex, a local commentator has admonished persons to show more respect for the territory’s history by attending the occasion before taking time out to relax or going to the beach on the holiday.

July 3rd, 2019
Myron V. Walwyn’s imposed Exit Exam was a ‘fraud’- Fmr Educator Elroy Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Exit Proficiency Examination (EPE) imposed on public secondary schools in the territory under the watch of the then controversial Minister for Education Mr Myron V. Walwyn has been deemed a fraud and, according to a former Chief Education Officer (CEO), should be discarded and replaced with something else to account for the 15% of the overall pass grade it represented.

June 22nd, 2019
‘Sometimes I let people go with a warning’ – Super Cop

BAUGHERS Bay, Tortola, VI – Admitting that he has heard several cases of complaints against him regarding police harassment in the Virgin Islands (VI), Office Glen Callwood aka ‘Super Cop,’ has lashed backed at complainants noting that often, persons are not even aware that they are breaking the laws.

June 21st, 2019
‘Historic Buju concert a success’ – KT Productions

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Even as some patrons of the Mark A. Myrie aka ‘Buju Banton’ Long Walk to Freedom Concert at Festival Grounds, Tortola, on June 15, 2019, complained of disappointment and large crowds, Chief Organiser of the event Kenny Thompson aka ‘Kenny’ has called the historic concert a success.

June 20th, 2019
‘Parking fines need to increase’ – Officer Glen Callwood

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – While admitting that the territory could use a few more traffic signs to help drivers traverse the roadways in the Virgin Islands (VI), Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Officer, Mr Glen Callwood aka ‘SuperCop’ is of the view that local parking fines are too low.

June 19th, 2019
Speaker had the right to be 'heard in silence' – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – “I will not allow the Speaker to silence me,” were the strong words of Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), in loud criticisms regarding treatment he received at the June 3, 2019 Fourth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly, when he accused Speaker Hon Julian Willock of trying to silence the Opposition.

May 30th, 2019
Gov’t looking into cryptocurrency & tourism to boost economy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With just over three months at the helm of Government, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has been charting a good course for where they want the territory to go, however, with that, he noted that the administration has noticed an attack on the Virgin Islands (VI) financial services sector from an international perspective.

May 28th, 2019
‘I will be appealing that matter’- Skelton-Cline on High Court ruling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and radio commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has announced he will be appealing the recent decision by High Court Judge Vicki A. Ellis to dismiss his case brought against the Government of the Virgin Islands in 2016 after his contract as BVIPA boss was not renewed.

May 16th, 2019
Should Attorney General be 'From Here?' - Dr Pickering says it's debatable

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering says the post of Attorney General (AG) in the Virgin Islands (VI) being only applicable to Belongers and ‘from here’ citizens should be a matter up for debate moving forward when the territory decides to take on another constitutional review.

May 15th, 2019
'D4 saga is not about Willock or Vanterpool' - Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ZBVI 780am ‘Honestly Speaking’ commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is imploring that the saga surrounding the Fourth District seat of Representative-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock is not about the characters involved, rather, it’s a matter of constitutional precedence and the dialogue must continue.

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