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September 30th, 2014
‘People are afraid to speak!’ – PEP Chairman Hon J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District and Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher believes democracy in the Virgin Islands is being undermined and people are afraid to express their democratic right to speak or to be associated with any group of their choice.

June 21st, 2014
Transparency & Public Accountability: Easier Said than Done

By Dickson Igwe

At a recent political meeting in idyllic Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands, the New Chairman and First Elected Leader of the Grand Ole Party admitted that in past years his organization had not been good at listening to the cries of Joe Public. For this he apologized. He promised greater sensitivity to the public’s demands if elected leader of the country.

March 12th, 2014
NDP slapping Good Governance ‘in the face’– Hon. Andrew A. Fahie

WEST END, Tortola, VI – One day ahead of the Fifth Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly, First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has broken his silence about the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) not tabling any questions in the House this time around.

December 10th, 2013
Mabida Mandela does not need our tears

By Alred C. Frett

As slavery leaves the West, apartheid takes slavery to Africa:

Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela was not born into Apartheid… On July 18, 1918 Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela was born with the traditional clan name of Madiba - later christened as a Methodist and given the English name Nelson by a schoolteacher… On December 5, 2013 his spirit, body and soul lost their inter-connectivity and he departed this life as we know it.

October 16th, 2013
Premier Smith bashes local media

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and Premier of the Virgin Islands, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith has joined his rookie legislators in criticizing the local media.

July 3rd, 2013
Morsy out in Egypt coup

Cairo (CNN) -- Egypt's military deposed the country's first democratically elected president Wednesday night, installing the head of the country's highest court as an interim leader, the country's top general announced.

June 15th, 2013
The third force in Virgin Islands politics

By Dickson Igwe

A series of stories assesses the political pulse of the country as midterm approaches. This narrative assesses the probability of success of independent candidates, and the emergence of a third party, and whether a new political grouping can be ready for political power in 2015. It further assesses the opposition.

May 25th, 2013
Politics and the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport

By Dickson Igwe

In an earlier story, this Observer and Journalist determined a number of voter demographics in the Virgin Islands. These were based upon heritage, birth, and residency. He, however, failed to include three crucial voter groups. The young voter, probably those aged between 18 years and 35 years, the middle aged, those from 35 to 55, and the older voter, those over 55.

April 13th, 2013
British Virgin Islands political blues

By Dickson Igwe

Freedom and democracy are alive and well in the Virgin Islands. That fact is clearly evidenced by an electorate that is quick to pull the trigger on any government it feels is not meeting the mark. To date, both political parties have tasted the anger and swift justice of the Virgin Islands voter.

October 24th, 2012
Remembrance Day to be celebrated on November 11

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Deputy Governor’s Office is informing the public that Remembrance Day will be celebrated on November 11 and the Poppy Appeal will begin on October 27, 2012 and conclude on Remembrance Day.



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