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June 4th, 2015
CGB Baptist Church allegedly asks for donation for 'Mitch' Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Online commentators have been giving their take on allegations that there was a recent call for a collection at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church to aid the funding of the political campaign of Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull.

June 4th, 2015
‘We can’t afford to keep importing ‘technical’ labour’- Kevin ‘OJ’ Smith

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Making some of his views on economic development and empowerment known as he makes another try for the seat of Representative for the Third District, National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Kevin ‘OJ’ Smith is against the importation of certain technical labour, citing that locals need to be trained in certain skills to take on positions such as engineers in the territory.

June 3rd, 2015
‘We must address high cost of living’- Dr Karl Dawson

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI – The only male At Large candidate on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ticket Dr Karl Dawson has pledged that the party, if and when elected to office, will address as an urgent priority the high cost of living which has saddled the backs of the ordinary people over the last three and a half years.

June 3rd, 2015
‘Our votes are not for sale’ – Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Sixth District Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan last night June 2, 2015 accused incumbent National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Alvera Maduro-Caines of not having a voice in her own party and as such unable to fully represent the people of the district as he would be able to do if and when elected come June 8, 2015.

June 3rd, 2015
Hon Pickering reveals EE housing scheme plans

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Denouncing naysayers that he is selling out the country, Deputy Premier and Seventh District candidate with the National Democratic Party (NDP) Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering has vowed to continue fighting to protect the environment “down to the last breath” and also revealed plans for a housing scheme and a park for senior citizens in his district.

June 2nd, 2015
Preston P. Stoutt still pressing for debate with D1 candidates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Independent candidate for the First District, Preston P. Stoutt has challenged incumbent Virgin Islands Party (VIP) representative for the district Honourable Andrew A. Fahie and National Democratic Party candidate Shaina M. Smith to a live debate tonight June 2, 2015. However, both have declined the invitation.

June 2nd, 2015
‘Gender balanced VIP team will translate to better representation’ – ‘Roxie’ Romney

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Fourth District JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney said she knows what it is like to face challenges as a woman in business and having to face the glass ceiling and unequal rewards for her efforts.

June 2nd, 2015
‘We need prayers this week’ – Hon Walwyn

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – The ever controversial and outspoken National Democratic Party (NDP) Territorial At Large candidate and Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn, said the political atmosphere is being filled with desperation as the election race enters the homestretch and prayers are needed to make sure people do the right thing come election day, June 8, 2015.

June 2nd, 2015
HLSCC campus was ideal location for FIFA stadium- McLloyd O. Walters

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI – Eighth District candidate on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ticket, Mr McLloyd O. Walters has questioned the decision by the National Democratic Party government to take the land used for major activities in East End, including festivals, and put in the hands of FIFA for the construction of a stadium.

June 1st, 2015
'We're here to support democracy in the VI'- Election Observer Mission

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI – The Commonwealth Observer Mission here for the June 8, 2015 elections will present its preliminary assessment of the polling day activities at a press conference on June 10, 2015 and return in two months to present its final report.





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