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June 15th, 2018
List of demands from the Peoples' March

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scores of residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) on Friday, June 8, 2018, protested perceived wrongdoings perpetuated against the people of the VI, by the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

June 12th, 2018
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton launches bid for NDP Presidency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), has formally thrown his proverbial ‘hat in the ring,’ to challenge and replace 73 year-old Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), as President of the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the upcoming Delegates’ Convention, on June 23, 2018.

June 11th, 2018
Hon Mark H. Vanterpool in the big chair! ...is Acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), is acting Premier and Minister of Finance, effective June 10 to 17, 2018.

June 11th, 2018
Hon Pickering drops out race for NDP Presidency!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a surprise move that shocked the political class and some National Democratic Party (NDP) delegates, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable, Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), has dropped out the race to lead the party he co-founded, into the next general elections.

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).



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