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April 13th, 2019
Brexit may never happen

By Dickson C. Igwe

Brexit was never sustainable. Why? Because Brexit was an act of political expediency by David Cameron to appease the right Wing of Britain’s Conservative Party who are anti-European Integration: Europhobe. The Brexit referendum of 2016 backfired, leaving the UK mired in crisis.

April 8th, 2019
Know VI Constitution like the Bible - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and radio host Mr Claude. O. Skelton-Cline is urging the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to get themselves familiar with the Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007, just like they are familiar with the Bible and other religious texts.

April 2nd, 2019
“Greater push towards prosperity” – Skelton-Cline on 2019 Budget

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken social commentator and man of the cloth, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline in reacting to the $426M Budget estimates presented by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew. A. Fahie (R1) says that Budget 2019 under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) offers greater prosperity as was campaigned upon by the VIP pre-elections 2019.

March 28th, 2019
Willock wants court action in D4 conundrum

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New Speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock says that after reading the statement from His Excellency, the Governor Mr. Augustus J. U. Jaspert dated March, 26, 2019—in which the Governor said that there is no need for a By-Election over the seat of District four representative elect, Mark H. Vanterpool—he is moving to court to have the matter resolved expeditiously.

March 26th, 2019
Vanterpool resignation invalid, No By-election – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), His Excellency Mr Augustus J.U Jaspert in a release today announced that following legal advice, the resignation tendered by District 4 Representative, Mark H. Vanterpool is invalid and there is no need to call a By-election.

March 24th, 2019
Night of the 'Fahies' as VIP marks 48 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The boardwalk of the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park (TPP) came alive when the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) celebrated its 48th anniversary and annual fundraiser yesterday Saturday, March 23, 2019.

March 21st, 2019
‘Honestly Speaking’ will still probe VIP Gov’t - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Man of the cloth and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline who is also a strong supporter of the Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government says that even though the VIP is in power, his ‘Honestly Speaking’ Radio show will still continue to probe and investigate as it did under the Dr D. Orlando Smith led National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

March 19th, 2019
Elections are over – Time for ruling & not for fooling

By Alred C. Frett

The UK always reserves the final say - Let them: It is over but persons still ask what I think about the election results, the Cabinet and resignation & re-application of an elected member?... Well, most of my selections won so I am hopeful… At the same time, they were the ones facing nightly stress & strain on the campaign trail so they – and not I – have the right to make their own decisions on any & all positions… We will judge their work.

March 18th, 2019
‘I am an advocate of free speech’ – Speaker Willock

Road Town, Tortola, VI - New Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock, says the territory has absolutely nothing to fear regarding his ability to be fair and unbiased in the HoA, since he has a history of advocating for free speech and speaking out for the rights of voiceless people.

March 15th, 2019
General Election 2019 Exit Poll Survey Launched

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Office of the Deputy Governor has launched an exit poll survey to obtain feedback from the public on the 2019 General Election proceedings.

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