PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes that Parliaments in the region have been oftentimes stuck behind politics and that the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association needs to be more vocal on this.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many persons in the Virgin Islands (VI) may not have taken note that for the first time in the history of the VI a child of a former elected politician was elected to a seat in the VI Parliament. After years of many trying to run, it happened this year following the June 8, 2015 general elections.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The summoning of media houses by the High Court has raised questions whether the move is a further attempt by Government to crack down on press freedom in the Virgin Islands.
MAJOR BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the United Party (UP), Conrad A. Maduro said that during the Willard Wheatley administration much was accomplished in the territory and urged the people of the VI to get in tuned with their political, social and economic history to make the changes necessary for the future.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior member of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has declared that he respects the decision of Governor John S. Duncan OBE who yesterday July 21, 2015 in a statement announced he had appointed Virgin Islands Party Chairman Honourable Julian Fraser RA as Leader of the Opposition.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor John S. Duncan OBE, in a statement this afternoon July 21, 2015, named Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) as the Leader of the Opposition after the failure of the latter and Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to reach an agreement on the issue after a month and a day.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro had a confrontation with a caller with regard to the way the Leader of the Opposition is selected and insisted that the congress of the Virgin Islands Party cannot overrule the dictates of the Constitution of the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Eighth District Honourable Marlon A. Penn called the late former Chief Minister Dr Willard Wheatley a man of immense integrity and dignity and a visionary leader who put the territory on the development trajectory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the challenges the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) sought to overcome in 2012 was the issue of uncertified vessels operating in Virgin Islands waters.
MAJOR BAY, Tortola, VI – Former Chief Minister and the first Premier of the territory, Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE said it was good that the late Chief Minister Dr Willard Wheatley got the Virgin Islands out of Grant in Aid, as it left the citizens “at the bitter end” of colonialism.