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December 27th, 2017
Government releases draft hurricane recovery plans! Done deal?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) has no history of practicing participatory democratic principles. So many were caught by surprise when a few days ago they posted on the Government official website a draft of the post hurricanes Irma and Maria recovery plans, along with the floods of August 2017, claiming that they wanted the public's input into the plan.

November 13th, 2017
Virgin Islands News Online turns 7!

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- While we are very late this year with our seventh anniversary celebration, after being founded on March 1, 2010, the old saying goes, ‘better late than never’.

October 19th, 2017
Editorial: Mapp The Cantankerous

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- These days, one of US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp’s favourite new words is cantankerous. It describes someone who is bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative. The dictionary even gives a sentence example: “A crusty, cantankerous old man.”

July 20th, 2016
NDP & UK Gov'ts acting in isolation on future of VI- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Radio Talk show personality, Doug Wheatley has spoken out against what he said is the notable exclusion of locals in the decision-making process in the territory.

July 29th, 2015
'Share your experience @ promoting good governance' - CPA's Joe Omorodion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Joe Omorodion has declared that promoting democracy is essential to each of the states in the association and urged countries to share their unique ways of fostering it.

July 28th, 2015
Hon Fraser challenges CPA to look @ 'bad parliamentary practice'

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes that Parliaments in the region have been oftentimes stuck behind politics and that the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association needs to be more vocal on this.

June 11th, 2015
Elections observers' recommendations should be heeded – Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- His Excellency the Governor, John S. Duncan OBE said the advice of the elections observers, which speaks to the fact that greater improvements are needed in the voting and counting processes as well as to address the deficiencies in regulatory framework, should be heeded.

May 19th, 2015
‘Real democracy includes women equality’- Charmaine Rosan-Bunbury

VALLEY Virgin Gorda, VI – The composition of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) slate, which includes six (6) women, is a demonstration of the party’s recognition of the importance of the role of women in leadership and the need for some semblance of gender balance in the highest level of governance in the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 20th, 2015
‘NDP must be changed next election by ballot not bullet’- Rajah A. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Youth Leader and President of the ‘Ready Committee’ Rajah A. Smith has brushed aside the notion by some that if the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith is removed from office in the next general election due by February 2016 that it might affect the business community.

November 22nd, 2014
‘I read the online news!’ – Governor John S. Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Confirming that he pays attention to the online news sites, newly arrived Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan said that he intends to remain in the Territory for the four year duration of his time here during which he will be working to address the many challenges faced.



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