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August 22nd, 2018
Hon Turnbull appointed Minister for a day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Second District Representative, Honourable, Melvin M. Turnbull, has been appointed Minister for Health and Social Development in the Virgin Islands (VI) government, for a day, on Thursday, August 23, 2018.

August 21st, 2018
Jost van Dyke: The ‘step-sister’ island the NDP forgot

WHITE BAY, Jost van Dyke, VI - Opposition Leader Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will today, August 21, 2018, kick-off a series of territory-wide consultations on Jost van Dyke, aimed at soliciting and engaging the public as it regards an external threat.

June 23rd, 2018
Hon Myron V. Walywn is new NDP Leader

TREASURE ISLE HOTEL, Tortola, VI – Political newcomer and second term legislator, Honourable Myron V. Walywn (AL), has been elected the new Leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP), beating out the party’s co-founder, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton.

June 23rd, 2018
NDP Showdown looms: Hons Skelton vs Walwyn & Turnbull vs Penn

TREASURE ISLE HOTEL, Tortola, VI – Campaigning for top posts in the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) Convention, today June 23, 2018, winded up with nominees on both sides pulling out the stops, with last minute calls and even providing transportation for Delegates voting in the ‘first of its kind,’ internal election for a new President and Vice President, among other posts.

June 20th, 2018
East vs West: Hons Penn & Turnbull clash for Deputy’s post @ NDP Convention

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Media attention and social commentary has been focused on the race between Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) and Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), in the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) internal elections, scheduled for June 23, 2018—a race to succeed outgoing President and party leader, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

June 12th, 2018
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton launches bid for NDP Presidency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), has formally thrown his proverbial ‘hat in the ring,’ to challenge and replace 73 year-old Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), as President of the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the upcoming Delegates’ Convention, on June 23, 2018.

April 17th, 2018
Gov Jaspert signs controversial Bill to create alternative Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was a heated two days of debate late last month that further placed a wedge in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) led by 73-year-old Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

March 28th, 2018
'I made the decision to vote NO based on principle'- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It came as a surprise to many yesterday, March 27, 2018 in the House of Assembly when Second District Representative and Backbencher Hon Melvin M. Turnbull stood as the lone member of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to vote against the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Bill.

February 23rd, 2018
Backbenchers resume 'walk-throughs'; Visit Second District

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- It was in November 2, 2017 that this news site first and accurately reported that the Backbenchers of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government were holding “walk-throughs” in the various districts, exclusive of the Ministers of Government, which again raised red flags about the disunity in the NDP Government and confirmed concerns that the Backbenchers felt sidelined.

February 7th, 2018
‘Mitch you got to make the switch’- Gregory A. Callwood

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- ‘Make the switch, vote Mitch’ was the popular campaign slogan of Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull at the 2015 elections that saw him getting elected by an overwhelming majority.



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