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January 22nd, 2019
VIP Candidates pledge to not take allowance; will instead invest in people

Editor’s note: We have since received a call from Mr Vincent O. Wheatley who said he misspoke and was referring to the district allocation and not allowance.

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Candidates of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) have all agreed to take their government allowances to put towards empowering the people of the Territory, through training and other means, in order for them to be equipped to take on the jobs of the future.

January 22nd, 2019
Walywn sees opportunity with Economic Substance Requirement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), believes there are positive spin offs for the growth of the Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) in the long term, to be had from the European Union (EU) mandated, ‘Economic Substance Requirement.’

January 20th, 2019
On Fire, Red Rulers trounce opponents in SCBBC weekend games

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – The Sea Cow's Bay Basketball Club’s (SCBBC) Martin Luther King Jr (MLK Jr) games continued, on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Albion Court, with ‘On Fire’ trouncing YEP, 42-35 and Red Rulers overcoming ’Blue Boys,’ 24 – 22.

January 19th, 2019
VIP's Neville A. Smith mulls expanding tourism's niche markets

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Territorial At Large Candidate for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Neville A. Smith aka ‘Sheep,’ is proposing the shoring up of the Territory’s Tourism Industry by expanding into new niche markets in addition to an ambitious agriculture and fisheries project.

January 17th, 2019
Fmr Ports Boss defends TPP price tag

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Former Ports Authority boss has come out swinging against the current National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, specifically the Minister for Finance and Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), for allowing a “lie” to continue to be peddled in the public domain, surrounding a perceived $40M, cost overrun on the construction of the Tortola Pier Park (TPP).

January 16th, 2019
Gov prepares to fork out $20K mtly to clear CGB pump stations

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – The government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is preparing to sign a contract for the pumping out of a number of the 34 ‘pump stations in the Cane Garden Bay, at a cost of $19,920 per month, with K&K Heavy Equipment and Sewerage Disposal Service.

January 15th, 2019
Documents missing for Pier Park Project; Audit Report incomplete

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The long awaited Audit report, commissioned by ‘lame-duck’ and outgoing Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), into the Tortola Pier Park Project (TPP), was today Tuesday, January 15, 2019, tabled in the House of Assembly (HoA).

January 14th, 2019
Hon Skelton fires back: "I left with my intellectual properties"

BREWERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), has fired back at his political nemesis, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP) saying, “I left with my intellectual properties.”

January 13th, 2019
VIP to bring D5 alive this Saturday

HUNTUM’S GHUT, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will be bringing District Five 'Alive' this Saturday, January 19, 2019, as they take to Huntum’s Ghut to meet with residents and host three basketball games.

January 11th, 2019
Blatant neglect @ Anegada sinks Hubert R. O’Neal in Debate

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - As if the first two segments of the District 9 Candidates’ debate did not see the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) Honourable, Hubert R. O’Neal, cocooned in defeat enough, a last lap whipping, buried him further during the public question and answer segment.

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