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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.

June 1st, 2015
UPDATE: 'We must defeat poverty!' - Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Emphasizing that it is indeed the party for the common people and one that is balanced in terms of having women and youth represented, the Virgin Island Party (VIP) launched its 2015 manifesto last evening May 31, 2015.

May 30th, 2015
‘Victory was assured had I gone VIP’ – Albert O. Wheatley

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Independent candidate in the Ninth District Albert O. Wheatley, speaking at a political rally in the Valley, Virgin Gorda last evening May 29, 2015 believes that if he had signed up with the Virgin Islands Party, as he nearly did, he would have been guaranteed a victory.

May 30th, 2015
‘We are not liars’- VG fishermen to Hon Pickering

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Following claims by Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering that there are no reports of fishermen being chased from fishing grounds at Virgin Gorda, several fishermen flooded this news site with calls admonishing him to “wake up”.

May 29th, 2015
‘The 4th District people feel neglected & voiceless’- ‘Roxie’ Romney

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Due to the snap election called by the National Democratic Party (NDP) government, she has a small window of time to familiarise herself with all the issues facing the Fourth District, however, Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate JoAnn ‘Roxy’ Romney says she is exhausting all methods at her disposal at doing so and noted that the general feedback so far from the electorate is that they feel neglected and disenfranchised and many are struggling to make ends meet.

May 29th, 2015
‘Men & women of integrity needed in HoA’ - Dancia Penn QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Independent At Large candidate, Dancia Penn QC has kicked her bid for a seat in the Third House of Assembly into high gear with the launch of her campaign website and declared that she can bring real change to the House of Assembly (HoA).

May 29th, 2015
'I was working before politics' – Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI - “District 6, these days I have become accustomed to the insults and insinuations by past and present opponents along with some in the district. If you remember, during the 2011 campaign, the question was asked: ‘Where the lady with the little bag going?’ but you the people answered for me, and together we proved that little is much in the hands of someone who cares,” Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines told supporters at her campaign meeting at the One Mart parking lot in Port Purcell.

May 29th, 2015
Hon Christian wants Hon O’Neal to apologise for name calling

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Territorial At-Large candidate under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Honourable Archibald C. Christian last night, May 28, 2015 called on members of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to apologise to the NDP team for calling them unfavourable names. He said Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE and VIP Chairman Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) in particular needed to apologise.

May 29th, 2015
'VIP will cut taxes'- ‘Juggy’ Harrigan

BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Sixth District Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan said a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) in Government would provide tax breaks to put money in people’s pockets and to get the economy going again.

May 28th, 2015
Advance Polling Day scheduled for June 5, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Elections Office is informing the public that Advance Polling Day will be held on Friday, June 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.





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