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January 23rd, 2019
General Election scheduled for Feb 25, 2019; HoA dissolves

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Just as was first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) today, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) have moments ago advised that the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) will be dissolved.

January 23rd, 2019
Life-threatening waves set to hit VI – DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service through the Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has issued a high surf advisory for the VI with high surf imminent from tomorrow, Thursday, January 24, 2019.

January 23rd, 2019
More money budgeted to drive 2 former Legislators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While it is not clear what policy led to former Legislators in the Virgin Islands (VI) becoming eligible for state-sponsored transportation, more money has been approved to drive two former members around.

January 23rd, 2019
Anegada Clinic renamed in Honour of Nurse Romalia

ANEGADA, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) on Monday 21, 2019, last renamed the Anegada Clinic, the Nurse Romalia Smith Clinic, in honour of Nurse Romalia Smith who would have been providing medical services to those in need on the sister islands more almost three decades.

January 23rd, 2019
Penn-Sallah lambasts NDP over tent schools, no library

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), R. Dancia Penn-Sallah QC OBE, is lambasting the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith (AL) over its inaction is key sectors of the Territory.

January 23rd, 2019
HoA to dissolve today January 23, 2019; after final sitting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The 6th Sitting of the 4th Session of the 3rd House of Assembly (HoA) continues today, Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 3:00 PM at its Chambers in Road Town the capital city.

January 23rd, 2019
11 registered in VI as British Citizens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Eleven persons are now British citizens after having been previously naturalised as British Overseas Territories citizens.

January 23rd, 2019
Tortola Pier Park boots ‘soup shop’ tenant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The owners of the 'Soup Shop' at the Tortola Pier Park (TPP), is being forced to seek legal recourse, after the facility’s management allegedly, prematurely cut electricity and water supply to the business, in an attempt to force him out of the premises.

January 22nd, 2019
NDP Gov’t costing taxpayers Billions; Global Water suit still outstanding!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outside of several allegations of corruption, poor spending priorities and no transparency—as alleged by former Governor, John S. Duncan OBE and former Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL)—the current National Democratic Party (NDP 1) is costing taxpayers billions in bad decisions.

January 22nd, 2019
VIP Candidates pledge to not take allowance; will instead invest in people

Editor’s note: We have since received a call from Mr Vincent O. Wheatley who said he misspoke and was referring to the district allocation and not allowance.

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Candidates of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) have all agreed to take their government allowances to put towards empowering the people of the Territory, through training and other means, in order for them to be equipped to take on the jobs of the future.

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