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April 13th, 2017
Voter registration cards coming as Election Act to be amended

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When the House of Assembly (HoA) meets on Tuesday April 18, 2017 there will be some twelve (12) Bills on the Order Paper, some for first readings, others for amendments and one seems to be very urgent.

April 10th, 2017
More questions for Premier Smith on controversial BVI Airways bailout

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom that first advised the public two weeks ago that the House of Assembly will be meeting on April 18, 2017.

March 20th, 2017
Family court needed – Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A new conversation has started among residents in the Virgin Islands following the suggestion by Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) that a children and family court may be necessary for the territory.

March 9th, 2017
Hon Walwyn finally admits cost of ESHS wall is over $1M

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After contradicting Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) by telling the public back in February 2016 that the wall around the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) had not reached a million dollars, controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) revealed in the House of Assembly today, March 9, 2017 that the small wall, which is yet incomplete, had in fact cost over a million dollars.

March 2nd, 2017
It’s ‘crazy’ that banks don’t accept NHI card as ID- Hon Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A concern that members of the public have raised before- banks refusing to accept a National Health Insurance (NHI) card as a form of identification- was brought to the House of Assembly on March 1, 2017 by Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL).

March 2nd, 2017
2017 Budget passes despite 4 Members no show!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite what some described as spreading ‘alternative facts’ and downright lies, especially from the likes of controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), the 2017 Budget was approved by Government.

March 1st, 2017
Voting for budget is leaving the altar with your sins- Hon Fahie to backbenchers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Not totally convinced that the backbenchers, who told the House of Assembly (HoA) they were against the airport runway extension project being done now, would vote against the 2017 budget which has included funding for the controversial project, Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) told them they needed to put their mouth where their money is by voting against the budget.

March 1st, 2017
‘I am not a thief’- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many who study political history would have remembered former United States President Richard M. Nixon’s (R) famous words “I am not a crook.”

February 28th, 2017
‘I am not for airport project now’- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two other members of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) have gone against their own government’s policy in public.

February 9th, 2017
2017 Budget Debate Day is February 23

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Budget or Appropriation Act of 2017 is moving slowly through the process.



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