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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 17th, 2018
Glaringly dysfunctional VI Gov’t demands elections be held now—Skelton Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The rapid erosion of ‘democracy’ in the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government and unprecedented circumstances facing the Territory—even as one man manipulates his way to more power—demands that General Elections, be held in the Virgin Islands (VI) now, since the current administration can no longer be trusted to remain in power.

August 16th, 2018
Premier ignores VI residents & will submit Govt’s unilateral views to UK review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to the Territory-wide consultations, organised by the Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith, (AL) has confirmed that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government will now, ‘unilaterally’ respond to the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament’s request, regarding the formal review of future relations with its Overseas Territories (OTs).

August 15th, 2018
NDP ‘drops ball’ on UK/VI relations review-Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has thoroughly lambasted the government of the Virgin Islands (VI), over its failure to act and engage the people of the Territory, in light of the United Kingdom’s (UK) decision to formally open a review into its future relations with its Overseas Territories (OTs)—including the VI.

August 14th, 2018
Long lines still haunt Immigration & Labour Departments

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was some eight months ago, following Hurricanes Irma and Maria that the Immigration and Labour Department found itself overwhelmed with long lines—an influx of people (close to four thousand) arriving to help rebuild and others trying to address their status after they lost their jobs.

August 13th, 2018
UPDATE: Official; only 3 elected members will run with NDP Co-leader Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After our story was published earlier today, Monday August 13, 2018, our senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources made contact to update us on the latest.

August 12th, 2018
Dr Smith Gov’t warned of need for Plan-B in upcoming ‘UK fight’

NEW YORK, NY, USA – The government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is being called on to urgently prepare contingency plans, in wake of the impending deadline for the implementation of ‘public registers’—a United Kingdom (UK) decision, that is believed, will have a crippling effect on the Territory’s Financial Services sector.

August 10th, 2018
Virgin Gorda Gov’t Complex was not insured—Premier Smith

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The Virgin Islands’ (VI) Government has received $11.4M, in insurance claims for damages to the Central Administrative Complex in Road Town, Tortola, the administration’s complex on the sister island of Virgin Gorda however, is not insured, as such no claims could be submitted.

August 6th, 2018
Gov’t attempts to divert insurance claim $$ for other spending

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Monies allocated under a Budget Head are for that purpose but information now coming from the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), is that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, attempted to do otherwise, when a decision was taken to use the $11.3M, received in insurance claims for the Central Administration Complex (CAC), to be used for other projects.

August 1st, 2018
Unprofitable operations forced banks off sister islands—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Several banks which operated on Virgin Gorda in the Virgin Islands (VI), were all forced out of operations as a result of ‘unprofitability and a lack of sustainability’ and the current National Democratic Party (NDP), government is still unable to say when the services will return to any of the sister islands.



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