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April 9th, 2019
Trefor A. Grant Out! Carnel D. Clyne In! as BVIF&FC Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) Cabinet has announced sweeping changes to the administration of the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) starting with the official ousting of its National Democratic Party (NDP) aligned Chairman, Mr Trefor A. Grant and the appointment of Virgin Islands Party (VIP) District 2 candidate for 2019, Mr Carnel D. Clyne as his replacement.

April 9th, 2019
'Drain swamp of NDP' taken out of context - Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following his controversial comments on the March 26, 2019, edition of ‘Hard Talk’ where Radio Host Julio S. Henry called for the ‘swamp to be drained’ in getting rid of all National Democratic Party (NDP) members from the House of Assembly (HoA), the Tola Radio host is now saying his comments were taking out of context.

April 8th, 2019
Know VI Constitution like the Bible - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and radio host Mr Claude. O. Skelton-Cline is urging the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to get themselves familiar with the Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007, just like they are familiar with the Bible and other religious texts.

April 7th, 2019
SCB ‘Elevator Hill’ road gets quick attention

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Just a few weeks ago, Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) announced that the long outstanding efforts to upgrade the dangerous road conditions in the areas of the Guard House/Threadfall in Sea Cows Bay, often called the ‘Elevator Hill’ will be addressed soon.

April 7th, 2019
VINO turns 9; Has new look

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is now 9 years old, having been founded March 1, 2010.

April 7th, 2019
VIP inherits $300K festival debt from NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ahead of the 2019 Emancipation Festival, residents are being told that the 65th anniversary festivities will now be scaled down significantly due to financial constraints.

April 6th, 2019
“Mark trying to distract us” - Picko Moff on D4 Saga

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With a possible Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government led audit into the $85 million-plus Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park Project (TPP)—which saw cost overruns of at least $40 million—social commentator and radio host, Kaream K. Pickering aka 'Picko Moff' is of the view that former Minister for Communications and Works, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool is now using the D4 saga as a distraction from the real issues.

April 6th, 2019
No money issues in VI – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), says that with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) in government and budget estimates in place, the main objective now is to make sure that all the various parts of the Virgin Islands (VI) financial services sector is working together as a unit so that they can overcome challenges.

April 4th, 2019
VIP 2019 budget has NPD plans – Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader and Deputy Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) says the Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP) $426M Budget presented by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) on April 2, 2019, at the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) has some of the same plans his party had in their budget.

April 3rd, 2019
‘I am awaiting decision on D4 By-election’ – Luce D. Hodge-Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Luce D. Hodge-Smith, the District 4 candidate under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) 2019 election slate who lost in her bid to become representative of that area, says that with all the conundrum surrounding Mark H. Vanterpool and the D4 seat, she is awaiting a decision on whether there will be a By-election or not.

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