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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.

December 19th, 2016
Will BVI Airways ever fly? Date remain unknown on 'clear for take off'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial bail out deal where a defunct airline that left owing the British Virgin Islands Airports Authority (BVIAA) close to US$100,000 is in the news again.

December 19th, 2016
With no 2017 Budget, over $111M sought to keep Gov’t running

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the National Democratic Party (NDP) regime has failed to provide the territory with a 2017 spending bill, today December 19, 2016 they will in the House of Assembly (HoA) seek monies via a provisional warrant to keep the Government running for the first quarter of 2017.

December 18th, 2016
Questions back on Order Paper for December 19 HoA Sitting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is well established that the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier and Leader of Government business Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) does not like to answer the Opposition’s questions in the House of Assembly (HoA).

December 6th, 2016
Is the NDP Gov’t too broke for a 2017 Budget Day?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word around social media, the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), talk show hosts and civil society is that the ruling National Democratic Party’s (NDP) raiding of the public treasury to win the 2015 snap elections is still coming home to roost.

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 7th, 2016
Healthcare providers raking in millions under NHI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information unearthed by this news site has revealed that since the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme started in January of 2016 healthcare providers in the Virgin Islands (VI) have gotten rich overnight.

November 1st, 2016
Speaker chides HoA Members on tardiness

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the House of Assembly (HoA) already being labelled a circus by a former legislator, it’s image was not helped when Speaker Ms Ingrid A. Moses had to chide Members yesterday, October 31, 2016 for being late to conduct the people’s business.

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