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September 3rd, 2018
House of Assembly resumes on September 13, 2018; Speech from Throne

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) will meet again on Thursday, September 13, 2018, according to spokesman, Mr Linton V. Leonard.

September 1st, 2018
NDP’s ‘lawlessness’ stigmatises debate on ‘Self-Determination’—Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Self-Determination and, or Independence, is a conversation which needs to be had but the ‘lawlessness’ demonstrated in the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) rule over the Virgin Islands (VI), has stigmatised the necessary national discourse.

August 30th, 2018
Where is money pledged for post hurricanes recovery?—Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The plight of numerous Virgin Islanders, continue to be bleak, one year after two Category-5 Hurricane hurricanes laid waste to the Territory, leading political aspirant, Mr Julian Willock, to question “where is the money” that had been pledged in aid for the country’s recovery.

August 30th, 2018
1 year later EE/LL still without Clinic, Fire station

EAST END, Tortola, VI – With the Territory days away from observing the one-year anniversary of the catastrophe, caused by Hurricane Irma, residents of the East End, Long Look (EE/LL) Community on Tortola, continue to bemoan the lack of access to health care services and a working fire station.

August 30th, 2018
Premier Smith dismisses Hon Walwyn’s rant against UK

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outgoing Premier and Minster of Finance, Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith (AL), has given the assurance his National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, will be making its submission to the United Kingdom's (UK) review of its future with its Overseas Territories (OTs)—by the September 3, 2018, deadline.

August 28th, 2018
Hipolito D. Penn announces run for 2019 General Elections

VANTERPOOL ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Mr Hipolito D. Penn, will be contesting in the upcoming Virgin Islands (VI) General Elections, for a seat in the House of Assembly (HoA) as the 7th District Representative.

August 27th, 2018
Gerard St. C. Farara, will he run or will he not?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Respected Virgin Islands’ (VI) Queen’s Counsel (QC) and member of the Inner Bar, Mr Gerard St. C. Farara, has all but confirmed a bid for Public Office in the upcoming General Elections, saying only, “I am certainly at a point really, where I would like to make that kind of a contribution to the country.”

August 18th, 2018
‘Loop-holes’ see Ministers diverting funds to districts—AG Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Auditor General, Ms Sonia M. Webster, has uncovered a number of glaring ‘loop-holes’ which give the perception, Ministers divert funds intended for investment in the Territory, to instead be used in their electoral districts.

August 18th, 2018
Baughers Bay Wharf an eye-sore, Hon Maduro-Caines; ‘clean up or else!’

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Baughers Bay, Tortola, fisher folks wharf is currently an eye-sore, even more so following the passage in 2017 of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

August 18th, 2018
Deputy Governor prorogues HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sittings of the current session of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), have been discontinued, following the official proroguing of the HoA, by way of a Proclamation handed down by Acting Governor, David D. Archer Jr, on August 17, 2018.



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