By Dickson Igwe
What happens if a third and viable political party enters the race for power in the Virgin Islands? How will a third party fare in elections at the end of 2015? Who will benefit? Who will lose? How will a third party play out in a tightening contest? How will core supporters of both main parties react to a new third party? How will swing voters react? The following article is part of a series assessing the political pulse of the Virgin Islands at midterm. It is not an endorsement of any pol
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show host Edmund Maduro has lashed out at the Territory’s leadership and has accused leaders of today of taking Virgin Islanders in the wrong direction, away from freedom and into bondage.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Director of the Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) Mr Errol George told the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) that it was difficult to anticipate future need for resources for the agency he heads because international bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force continue to shift the goalpost.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Many residents who live around the Mine Hill, Windy Hill, Crab Hill and parts of the Copper Mine area on Virgin Gorda have been shut out for years not being able to build their homes or open a business.
By Dick Igwe
The swing voter is a powerful fact of modern politics, even in these British Virgin Islands. The most common swing voter model exists where a strong two party system is in place. Under the model, the two parties enjoy the support of the vast majority of voters.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - If you are not in a position to care for your aged loved ones note that the Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly, located in Road Town, may not be an option. All the home’s beds are filled and the institution has a long waiting list.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Edmund Maduro is in agreement that the Virgin Islands (VI) is losing cruise passengers due to its ban on gambling in the Territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - President of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Dr. Karl Dawson has warned that the lack of paid increments to his staff and faculty at the college may “impact how they perform their duties at the institution.”
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - One would think that the Human Resources Department of the Government of the Virgin Islands would have set an example on the issue of acting appointments. However, this is not the case.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The public and former Members have already concluded that the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands is held in low regard following the 2011 general elections that saw some new members elected.