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April 27th, 2018
Ellen L. Benjamin-Skelton, Mother of Gov’t Minister & PWD Director passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Family, friends and persons from all walks of life are mourning the passing last week of Ellen L. Benjamin-Skelton, regarded as the matriarch of the Skelton family.

April 24th, 2018
Heated debate over vaccination; Hon Skelton says do it!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many spoke to our newsroom but declined to go on record; however, there are a growing number of parents in the Territory who have refused to have their children vaccinated.

March 27th, 2018
Is Ex-Governor John S. Duncan the ‘Boogie Man’? - Hon Skelton suggests

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For his first two years in office former British appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE [2014-2017] was praising the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) and some had described him as the sixth NDP Minister.

March 24th, 2018
‘Some bridges are made to be burned down’- Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) who, in supporting the Bill for the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018, had stated during the Third Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly on March 22, 2018 that he had seen the movie Black Panther and one of the things that stuck with him is when the Wakanda chief had spoken at the United Nations.

February 8th, 2018
Hurricane debris will be shipped out the Territory- Hon Skelton

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- The issue of the tonnes of debris piling up in the Territory was addressed when Minister of Health and Social Development, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), made his remarks at the Second District consultation meeting on the Recovery and Development Plan, on the evening of Tuesday February 6, 2018 at the Cane Garden Bay Methodist Church.

February 7th, 2018
‘It’s a little difficult fixing the graveyards & all the roofs damaged’- Hon Skelton

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- The dead will have to wait a little while longer for their resting places to be fixed as Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) is focused on getting the many damaged homes and apartment buildings repaired before the next hurricane season is upon us.

December 26th, 2017
Banks telling people foolishness- Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) has blasted banks in the Virgin Islands for what he called “asking them [residents] to do all sort of foolish things that doesn’t make any sense and putting people through additional expenses” following damages to their properties by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September.

December 22nd, 2017
$15M to help repair homes - Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents of the territory have been given the assurance that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government has monies set aside, $15M, to lend persons in need to repair their homes.

December 21st, 2017
'Don’t always wait for ambulance' – Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) has welcomed the addition of two new ambulances to the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) but stressed that more importantly persons should place emphasis on getting the sick to access needed health care should no ambulance be available at any given time.

November 21st, 2017
'Dr Smith is ill prepared for Finance portfolio'- John I Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In another bombshell statement from a National Democratic Party (NDP) member, Bishop John I. Cline has told an online radio station that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is not capable of running the Finance Ministry portfolio and "only his pride have him holding on to it."



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