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June 11th, 2018
Opposition Leader - Hon Fahie meets over 50 residents on Anegada

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - The sister islands—under the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL)—continue to suffer.

June 10th, 2018
Most Virgin Islands' residents snub Queen’s Birthday Parade?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Deputy Governor’s Office on Saturday, June 9, 2018, observed the birthday celebration of Queen Elizabeth II, with a ceremonial affair held on the A. O Shirley Recreation Grounds, notably absent were the majority of the people of the Territory.

June 10th, 2018
QC Farara to advise VI Gov’t on ‘UK Sanctions’ pitfalls

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) Government has appointed Collas Crill’s, senior partner and eminent constitutional lawyer, Gerard St C. Farara QC, as a part of its legal team advising on challenges to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act, and the threat to impose publicly accessible registers of beneficial ownership, on British Overseas Territories by the United Kingdom (UK).

June 6th, 2018
Budget restrictions limit Opposition Leader spending on ‘Peoples Work’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition and First District Representative, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), says annual budgetary allocations for his Office do not allow for flexibility in its use and he has had to resort to expending personal funds in fulfilling his constitutional responsibilities—the ‘Peoples Work.’

June 3rd, 2018
Claude O. Skelton-Cline calls for special sitting of HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and Social Commentator of the radio show Honestly Speaking, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, has made a call for a special sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA), to bring light to the future of the Territory, giving the new realities on the ground.

June 2nd, 2018
Premier publicly scolds his deputy, as NDP internal rifts deepen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), has yet again publicly scolded and distanced himself from statements made by his subordinates—the third such instance in recent months—this time, taking aim at his Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7).

May 31st, 2018
Willy T hoping to open this weekend; still dealing with bureaucracy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was the pressure of the public, civil society and the media that forced the National Democratic Party (NDP) regime to hold a meeting on May 14, 2018 with the owners of the famous William Thornton aka ‘Willy T’, a floating restaurant and bar, owned by Mrs Heather L. Anderson, a belonger of the Virgin Islands while her husband Ewan C. Anderson manages the business.

May 29th, 2018
House of Assembly met today May 29, 2018; informal session

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Territory’s Parliament known as the House of Assembly (HoA) met today Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in an informal session at the request of Leader of Government business Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

May 26th, 2018
'I was happy to hand over the petition' - Nandi M. D. Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was a momentous day for the people of the Virgin Islands (VI), but it was primarily a memorable day for 12 grade senior at the Elmore Stoutt High School, Nandi M.D. Christopher who was the person to hand over the signed petition to the Acting Governor David D. Archer Jr. who will then pass the document to Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert.

May 22nd, 2018
Premier Smith defiant; ‘No public registry for VI until global standards’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The showdown between the United Kingdom (UK) and the Virgin Islands (VI), an overseas territory over the UK’s Parliament decision to kill the offshore financial sector is heating up.



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