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August 1st, 2018
Deputy Governor’s Office calls for updated Election laws by year end

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With General Elections constitutionally due in 2019, the Deputy Governor’s Office has commenced their preliminary preparations such as updating their staff database, looking to recruit new staff and is also looking to introduce new polling stations but they are also calling for updated Election laws to be enacted by year-end.

July 31st, 2018
Group of citizens hire Attorney to challenge election qualifications

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our newsroom is that a group of Virgin Islanders have hired a local Attorney, to challenge the results of the next General Elections, as it relates to who is qualified to sit in the House of Assembly (HoA), in keeping with the Elections Act.

June 21st, 2018
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton wants Premier ‘formally recognised’ for devoted service to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Co-founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Health and Social Development Minister, the Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), has called for Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, to be formally recognised at an appropriate time in the near future for his service to the Territory.

June 18th, 2018
‘I will not seek’ another term in office- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online first and accurately reported on June 15, 2018 that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) would announce early this week whether he would contest the upcoming internal elections of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

March 9th, 2018
‘Answer to question if I am running for office is obvious’- Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although he has frequently proposed solutions on many issues affecting the Virgin Islands (VI), former Permanent Secretary and Businessman, Mr Julian Willock would usually evade the question of whether he was running for office in the 2019 general elections.

January 24th, 2018
‘I want to influence the political landscape’- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- He has been very vocal on many issues, including political matters, affecting the Virgin Islands and most naturally the question that came to many is whether former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Board, lead pastor at the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom and Businessman, Bishop John I. Cline would be seeking office at the general elections constitutionally due in the Virgin Islands in 2019.

May 14th, 2017
A Virgin Islands Party déjà vu

Dickson Igwe

The climb to the mountain top called Power has gotten a lot steeper for the VIP. The Summit of High Office is further away. Party members have failed to bury the hatchet. Factionalism and ill will remain a feature of the Grand Ole Party. Not good!

December 5th, 2016
Change of Opposition party leaders in VI, Jamaica, Bermuda & SVG

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- The main Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) in the overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (UK) is not alone in ousting its party boss.

November 11th, 2016
New group emerges; Could turn into new political party!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom after months of investigation is that a new group has emerged and has been meeting for the last four to five months.

May 25th, 2016
VIP remains a viable option- Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a resounding defeat at the polls on June 8, 2015, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has come in for scathing criticisms from its own supporters and the general public.

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