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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.

May 18th, 2018
Premier & Leader of the Opposition unite to make case for the VI

LONDON, England - The Premier of the [British] Virgin Islands, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, and the Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Andrew Fahie, has called on the United Kingdom (UK) Government and Parliament to respect the Virgin Islands Constitution ahead of the House of Lords consideration of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill on May 21, 2018 and its provisions on public central registers of beneficial ownership in the Overseas Territories.

May 16th, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: Hons D. Orlando Smith & Andrew A. Fahie hard @ work

LONDON, England, UK- They left the Virgin Islands on Monday May 14, 2018 to fight the ‘mother country’, the United Kingdom, over its House of Commons Bill passed on May 1, 2018 to make public beneficial ownership of offshore accounts.

May 16th, 2018
‘I am opposed to having a demonstration’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I am opposed to the idea of having a demonstration and a march at this point. I don’t think it is necessary for us to do that because we don’t have the information,” were the words of Doug Wheatley on the radio programme 'Speak out BVI' on ZBVI 780 AM on May 15, 2018.





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