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April 5th, 2018
‘I will not support NDP next elections; Too much damage done’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While election is about one year out, the political rhetoric on all sides is heating up. There is no secret of a civil war within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).

April 3rd, 2018
Dr Smith & Hon Fahie in dead heat for preferred VI leader- Opinion Poll

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite many people saying he is fast asleep and does not have full control of his government, an opinion poll released moments ago by the Peter W. Wickham's Barbados based Caribbean Development Research Service Inc., (CADRES) showed that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is in a statistical dead heat with Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as the Territory’s preferred Leader.

March 29th, 2018
Preventing the destruction of our country

Alred C. Frett

Government to enforce Insurance Obligations but what about the others?

For more than half a year we have argued that Government should ensure Insurance Companies meet their obligations to Clients and we are finally hearing of steps being taken in that direction… That would be good but it still leaves the Price Gouging and Unfair Practices that have been perpetrated by Landlords and Suppliers on Hurricane Victims or just about every VI Resident.

March 6th, 2018
'Remove Hon Walwyn as Education Minister' - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There is overwhelming evidence to support the fact that there is much division in the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, but the Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) speaking out of turn at the celebrations to honour the first Chief Minister, H. Lavity Stoutt, has caused commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline to call for him to be replaced.

March 5th, 2018
Legislation on accountability will be worked on closer to elections- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Members of the opposition and residents alike have been calling for the National Democratic Party (NDP) government to be transparent and accountable, not only with the territory’s finances but in everything. In the Speech from the Throne, read in the First Sitting of the Third session of the Third House of Assembly on March 1, 2018, legislation to do just that were listed in the plans for the session.

March 1st, 2018
'The VI society is still chauvinistic'- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- All over the world the discussion of equality for women and their place in politics have been had. Yesterday, Tuesday February 27, 2018, the discussion was brought home as former Manager of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and political commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline opened talks about women in Virgin Islands politics.

February 28th, 2018
Five year terms & national elections for Premier & Deputy- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Constitutional review is a topic that is top in the minds of many residents, considering how unhappy most of them are with the way the Territory is being governed. Former political candidate and commentator, Shaina M. Smith, was very vocal with her ideas on what aspects of the constitution should be changed, especially on governance of the Territory.

February 7th, 2018
Troy E. Christopher In! Louis Potter Out! as NDP Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Just as was first and accurately reported by our newsroom last week, the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), led by 73 year old Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), held its elections last evening, Tuesday February 6, 2018 to fill the post of party chairman and other officers.

January 31st, 2018
Gerard St C. Farara QC being ‘actively recruited’ for political office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Destiny and time now calls for him to step out there,” were the words used by social and political commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline, as he encouraged prominent attorney Mr Gerard St C. Farara QC, popularly referred to as ‘Jerry’, to take up political office.

January 26th, 2018
‘No candidates selected yet to run with VIP’- Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has today January 26, 2018 announced that no candidates have been selected by its 76 Member Congress to contest the 2019 general elections.



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