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May 14th, 2017
John S. Duncan Out! Augustus J. U. Jaspert In! As new governor in August

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) will get another un-elected senior United Kingdom civil servant in the capacity as governor come August 2017. As the tenure of controversial Governor John S. Duncan OBE is almost up, Britain has announced the appointment of Augustus (Gus) James Ulysses Jaspert to take up the position.

March 23rd, 2017
Radio caller wants new constitution; No power for Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Making his disappointment known for the recent decision by His Excellency the Governor John S. Duncan OBE to evoke section 103 (b) which gave him the power to withdraw money from the consolidated fund or other public funds, at least one caller is suggesting a constitutional change, one that leaves the Governor powerless.

December 30th, 2016
Who is right on Sec 67 of the VI Constitution? Does MP need permission?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was in the late nineties in the Virgin Islands when Hon Ralph T. O'Neal OBE was the Chief Minister and former legislator Conrad A. Maduro was the Leader of the Opposition.

October 22nd, 2016
Local businesses being undermined under NDP Gov’t- E.G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “It is unbelievable that our government has allowed several companies from St Martin [and other countries] to come in to undermine our locals who are in the same business,” claimed talk show host Mr Edmund G. Maduro on his EGM Show on October 20, 2016 on ZROD 103.7 FM.

July 21st, 2015
Maduro, caller trade words over Opp. Leader issue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro had a confrontation with a caller with regard to the way the Leader of the Opposition is selected and insisted that the congress of the Virgin Islands Party cannot overrule the dictates of the Constitution of the territory.

October 4th, 2013
The VI has forgotten God!- Edmund Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Quoting scripture after scripture from the bible, talk show host Edmund Maduro said the Virgin Islands has forgotten God and warned of the consequences.

August 19th, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Did Alred Frett get a fair trial?

By Jefferson J. Knight

It is my Fundamental Right and Freedom, as a citizen of the VI to Exercise freedom of my Religion, under section 21, on a news site in the Democratic British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands.

June 24th, 2013
VI should not aspire to be a colony– Sowande Uhuru

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show host and commentator, Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru has argued that what the Virgin Islands (VI) currently has as a Territory does not represent full democracy and felt that none of the VI’s economic prosperity is directly tied to the UK. He also said VIslanders should not aspire for colonialism.

May 28th, 2013
Are residents’ phones being tapped? Is VI now a Police state?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With such a small community and many concluding already that there is nothing confidential in the Virgin Islands, there remain questions and concerns over police power and whether residents’ phones, both land-line and cellular, are being tapped or ‘bugged’ by the state.

November 20th, 2012
APARTHEID is in the VI

By Jefferson J. Knight aka Knight Rider

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Gentlemen and Ladies of the British Overseas Territories of the Virgin Islands:

In a democratic society, as our Virgin Islands, every one is equal under the law, as defined in section 12 of the V.I Constitution, and every one is guaranteed the Fundamental Rights and Freedoms to express themselves, with their own opinion, as defined in section 23 of the V.I Constitution.

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