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March 1st, 2019
UPDATE: New VIP Cabinet took Oath of Office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Before family, close friends and senior VIP officers, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government has today Friday, March 1, 2019, sworn in its Cabinet.

February 28th, 2019
Hon Fahie Gov't on track, moving with record speed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following reports of infighting over cabinet positions in the new Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) government, senior sources have dispelled the rumour as erroneous, calling it “false news”.

February 28th, 2019
“I am grateful” – Hon Melvin M. Turnbull on D2 re-election

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – Lone winner in the Ronnie W. Skelton led Progressives Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM-NDP 2) camp, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka ‘Mitch’ says he is grateful for the opportunity to be re-elected to serve the second district for another term and expressed gratitude to his party members for the support during the heated elections season.

February 28th, 2019
Belongership contravenes Civil & Political Rights - VI Election Observers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Released Yesterday, February 27, 2019, a preliminary report from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) Election Observation Mission which cited distrust in the Virgin Islands (VI) Electoral System is also pointing out that the VI’s belongership status contravenes civil and political rights.

February 27th, 2019
UPDATE: Ministers of Gov’t selected to lead Ministries

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Territory was in equal anticipation just like they were over the 2019 General Elections results to know who will lead the Ministries of the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 27th, 2019
Coalition only in Opposition; Marlon A. Penn Opposition Leader?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many political commentators, pundits and social scientist have said the Virgin Islands 2019 General Elections would have resulted in a coalition government.

February 27th, 2019
Election observers cite distrust in VI electoral system

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the February 25, 2019, General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI) a new preliminary report from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) Election Observation Mission entitled ‘Virgin Islands General Election 2019’ is citing some amount of distrust in the VI electoral system, particularly in the regulatory framework.

February 27th, 2019
“I don’t think so” - Ronnie W. Skelton on running again

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM – NDP2) Ronnie W. Skelton has given indications that he may be over with seeking political office in the Virgin Islands (VI) but will commit to building his party.

February 27th, 2019
Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles – VG’s first Female Legislator

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Described as a “Red Letter” night in the Virgin Island (VI), the results of the 2019 General Election that saw the people voting for change with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), also recorded some firsts, of the 8 elected from the VIP’s 2019 slate, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) became the first female legislator from the sister island of Virgin Gorda (VG).

February 26th, 2019
UPDATE: New Premier Fahie was sworn in today!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In front of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidates, party and campaign officials and those who were elected, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) was at 1:30 PM today, Tuesday February 26, 2019, sworn in as the Virgin Islands Premier.

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