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June 27th, 2018
Time to discuss ‘Independence’—HoA Speaker Moses

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands –The decision by the United Kingdom (UK), calling on some of its Overseas Territories to establish registers of beneficial ownership, has re-ignited a new wave of independence debates.

June 26th, 2018
NDP discrimination: Visa free access for Chinese, not for CARICOM nationals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was on Thursday, June 21, 2018, that Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith (AL), announced at a press conference that government intends to implement a 'visa-free' policy, for Chinese nationals wishing to visit the Territory.

June 24th, 2018
NDP Delegates vote for ‘title change’ for 2 top posts

TREASURE ISLE, Tortola, VI - Delegates at the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) 2018 Convention, held at the Treasure Isle, Hotel on Saturday, June 23, 2018, unanimously, “approved the exchange of titles and not roles of the President, Vice President, Chairman and Deputy Chairman—which is now in line with international standards.”

June 23rd, 2018
Hon Myron V. Walywn is new NDP Leader

TREASURE ISLE HOTEL, Tortola, VI – Political newcomer and second term legislator, Honourable Myron V. Walywn (AL), has been elected the new Leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP), beating out the party’s co-founder, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton.

June 22nd, 2018
Skelton throws shot; ‘We need leadership that puts VIslanders/Belongers first’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - National Democratic Party (NDP) co-founder, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) says the Saturday June 23, 2018, Convention, represents “an important juncture and a new chapter, not only for the party but in the development of the Virgin Islands (VI) and that this new chapter will in fact require calm, courageous, consistent and experienced leadership.”

June 21st, 2018
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton wants Premier ‘formally recognised’ for devoted service to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Co-founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Health and Social Development Minister, the Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), has called for Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, to be formally recognised at an appropriate time in the near future for his service to the Territory.

June 20th, 2018
‘NDP elected members have oversized egos-Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honestly Speaking’s, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, says “…whether we wish to admit it or not, the Premier (Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, AL) has been the glue that has kept the NDP together, particularly for the oversized egos that constitutes his government,” and “it is now left to be seen to what extent they become unglued.”

June 20th, 2018
East vs West: Hons Penn & Turnbull clash for Deputy’s post @ NDP Convention

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Media attention and social commentary has been focused on the race between Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) and Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), in the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) internal elections, scheduled for June 23, 2018—a race to succeed outgoing President and party leader, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

June 19th, 2018
Who will it be: Ronnie or Myron?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), out of the race for Presidency of his ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) and the upcoming General Elections, the political landscape is now wide open.

June 19th, 2018
NHI spends more than it earns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) under Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), in January 2016, introduced a National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, aimed in part, at providing increased and equitable access to medical services for those in the Territory, but its less than anticipated returns has now seen the government agency actively reconsidering paying for some of its services offered.





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