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January 11th, 2018
VI should not be jailing persons for marijuana- Magistrate Richard G. Rowe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Personally, my view is that we ought not to be legislating…regarding what people take in to their own bodies of their own choice,” stated substitute magistrate Mr Richard G. Rowe as he expressed his opinion that the use of marijuana should not be a criminal act in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 4th, 2018
‘People’s Man’ stood up for my mom who ‘was not from here’- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- She shockingly toppled the political giant at the 2011 General Elections of the Virgin Islands as a National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate for the Sixth District, but there was still plenty of love between Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) and the late Omar W. Hodge, a former Minister for Natural Resources and Labour.

December 28th, 2017
NDP base of supporters eroded because of lack of trust- Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the mismanagement of the Territory’s finances, the divide in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), and the lack of confidence in the leadership of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), many are wondering if snap elections will be called.

December 27th, 2017
Governor Jaspert is the new Finance Minister- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Since the Government themselves would not appoint a new Finance Minister, the Governor, almost literally is taking that position,” says former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Board and clergyman, Mr John I. Cline.

December 16th, 2017
Hon Turnbull lashes back @ Premier & Walwyn; 'I am no little boy'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The heat, tension and civil war continue within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP). While tension was boiling behind the scene, it went public first when Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) slammed his boss, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), on a local radio station ZBVI 780 AM on December 6, 2017.

December 12th, 2017
‘We are still here by the grace of God not leadership’- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “What kind of leadership do you say exist? We are still living here by the grace of God, not by any leadership that we have seen,” stated Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as he reiterated that the Virgin Islands is in dire need of strong leadership and that the recent hurricanes and floods only brought out what he was saying all the time about the need for better leadership of the Territory.

December 3rd, 2017
‘Whites have been on the side of fighting for justice’- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Political aspirant and former Permanent Secretary Mr Julian Willock believes that now more than ever the [British] Virgin Islands has to embrace everyone, regardless of race, economic status or nationality, to build the territory successfully.

December 2nd, 2017
‘A lot of wickedness takes place in the BVI’- Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Church has become an activity that you just do on a Sunday or a Saturday. It’s almost like you going through the motion. It’s almost just like a weekly ritual. It has not really transformed a lot of ways in which we live in the BVI,” stated President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Lecturer at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), Dr Natalio D. Wheatley aka ‘Sowande Uhuru’.

November 30th, 2017
Willock calls for sectoral minimum wage; town council for sister islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Proving that he is not just about criticising, former Permanent Secretary, businessman and political aspirant Julian Willock continues to offer solutions for improvement to the state of affairs of the Virgin Islands.

November 30th, 2017
VIP rebuilding 'almost from scratch'- Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The question as to the part former Chairman Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) is to play in the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is still uncertain, since he was replaced as Chairman of the party a year ago, and subsequently on February 6, 2017 replaced as the Opposition Leader.



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