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December 19th, 2017
5 Second District families benefit from kind gesture of local businessman

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Some five families in the Second District were given some more reasons to be happy and thankful in this Christmas season as they benefitted financially from a kind gesture by local businessman Mr Clive George on December 18, 2017.

December 16th, 2017
Hon Turnbull lashes back @ Premier & Walwyn; 'I am no little boy'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The heat, tension and civil war continue within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP). While tension was boiling behind the scene, it went public first when Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) slammed his boss, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), on a local radio station ZBVI 780 AM on December 6, 2017.

December 14th, 2017
Hypocrite? Hon Walwyn chides Hon Turnbull for being ‘disrespectful’ to Dr Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was during the 2011 general elections campaign trail that now Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) infamously referred to the then Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE as an “Emperor without clothes”.

December 13th, 2017
Uppercut! Hon Ronnie W. Skelton should lead Finance- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- He may be a first termer but he can throw a solid punch it has turned out, as Second District Representative and National Democratic Party (NDP) Backbencher Hon Melvin M. Turnbull stood up to his boss, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), in the House of Assembly (HoA) moments ago, December 13, 2017, virtually telling him he was unfit to be the Minister of Finance.

December 12th, 2017
Premier Smith trades ‘punches’ with Backbencher Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has rebutted claims of Backbencher and Second District Representative Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull that Government has neglected Cane Garden Bay.

December 8th, 2017
NDP Gov’t behaving just like pre-Irma- Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Already having his fair share of being shunned and ignored, Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has not budged even with the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Irma, as it continues to operate in isolation, ignoring the people who put them in office.

December 7th, 2017
Hon Turnbull slams his Boss Dr Smith & tells him ‘We are not open for business’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The civil war amongst the National Democratic Party (NDP) members continues. This includes backbenchers and frontbeach members publicly and privately chastising the leader Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), publicly disagreeing with him on government policy and also taking opposite public position to him.

September 2nd, 2017
Turnbull blasts Gov’t for state of CGB beach

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Businessman and brother of Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, Michael A. Turnbull, has expressed frustration at the state of the Cane Garden Bay, located in his district, saying government seems to want to see the beach die a natural death.

June 2nd, 2017
VI culture & stamina to be tested in 1st annual VI Paradise Race

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is being billed as a not to be missed event that aims to promote the Virgin Islands’ tourism product while testing the stamina, skill and knowledge of Virgin Islands culture and history of participants.

March 22nd, 2017
Reserved power used is ‘an attempt to take us back’- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many of the front bench Ministers of the ruling National Democratic Party Administration have been silent and embarrassed over Governor John S. Duncan OBE using his reserved power under Sec 103 (b) of the constitution to take $800,000 from the government coffers and place in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s budget, another back bencher is speaking out.

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