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January 3rd, 2019
Last Sitting? HoA to meet on January 15, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents, the business community and the United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office are all anxious for the House of Assembly (HoA) to be dissolved after 8 long years of National Democratic Party (NDP) rule [2011-2019].

December 27th, 2018
3 Opposition Leaders in 3 years for HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Third House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) was a historic one. It was the first time in local political history that there were three different Opposition Leaders in the life of one Assembly.

December 24th, 2018
Guard against divisive, vexing politics - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and ZBVI 780am radio host, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline during his ‘Honestly Speaking’ show on December 18, 2018, is urging the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to guard against what he calls, the ‘vexing politics of the day’ especially during the holiday season.

December 23rd, 2018
Guyana Gov’t falls after no-confidence motion; elections soon

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Coalition, A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC)—the political parties that make up the Government of Guyana—on Friday, December 21, 2018, in losing a no-confidence motion will now have to call elections within 90 days.

December 18th, 2018
Saving the BVI & Wickham’s Cay from Pirates & Politicians

By Alfred C. Frett

Seems like only Yesterday – Please Beware the Wicked:

All our lives we have been exposed to so much hatred that one would think, that is all there is – Even the act of making love is often manifested in rape which is an act of oppression & suppression; All foundations of hate.

December 15th, 2018
War of words: Walwyn lambasts Governor & Auditor General!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Some twenty four hours after Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert told the public that he has advanced the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Wall Report—by Auditor General (AG) Ms Sonia M. Webster—to the Police for further action, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) has reacted by lambasting both the Governor and the AG.

December 7th, 2018
‘Mitch’ cites frustration in abandoning NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), aka ‘Mitch,’ of the new Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) party, continues to vocally berate his former allegiance, the National Democratic Party (NDP), citing frustration amongst several reasons why he ultimately decided to abandon the party.

March 24th, 2018
David E. Fahie, retired civil servant & sports enthusiast, has passed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Family and friends are in mourning following the sudden passing of David E. Fahie of Johnson's Ghut, Tortola.

February 25th, 2018
Let there be Peace

Sandra Phillip Hodge

In honour of the legacy and memory of Civil Rights champion Dr Martin Luther King Jr, I am persuaded to lend my voice to the call for Peace in this community. The Territory is hurting badly...like a bad toothache, like an old back pain; like a migraine headache. I hope you get the picture....Hurting like a "buss toe"....and when you "chook stick inna sore"...Uh Ohhh. (need I say anymore?)

January 17th, 2018
Expatriate students should have been asked to leave after hurricanes- Carl Dawson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A former senior civil servant has said the Government of the Virgin Islands should have asked expatriate school children to leave the Territory following the hurricanes of September 2017 to ease the burden on the Territory's education sector until it was in a position to welcome them back.

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