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August 18th, 2016
Festival becoming less Emancipation & VI Culture- Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Expatriates who show up with their flags in support of artists from their native land, international artists performing every night, the celebrations taking on more of a music festival and carnival nature than that of a cultural emancipation celebrations, are some of the thorns in radio talk show host Natalio D. Wheatley’s side.

November 11th, 2013
‘After 2 years in office, NDP straight out failing the people’- Businessman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On November 7, 2011 the National Democratic Party (NDP) of Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith claimed a decisive victory at the polls over the then ruling Virgin Islands Party (VIP) of Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE. The NDP had lambasted the VIP government and had promised to fix the economy while being better listeners to the people.

November 11th, 2013
Should the VI legalise marijuana? - residents speak

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There seems to be no agreement that the use of marijuana should be legalised in the Virgin Islands, despite its open use by hundreds of persons around the Territory.

November 8th, 2013
School examination policies lack coherence - Sowande

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The elimination of the primary five exam is not suggestive of a coherent view in relation to Education Minister, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn’s view on secondary school leaving exams, according to commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru.

October 31st, 2013
Commission of Inquiry called for after port audit revelations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A commission of inquiry (CoI) is being called for following revelations from an audit report which described the government’s now ended negotiations with Tortola Port Partners (TPP) in the cruise pier development project as being flawed and having conflict of interest.

October 25th, 2013
Locals should have been approached for cruise pier project - commentators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Given all the missteps that have taken place with the cruise pier development project and government’s approaches to outsiders for funding, commentators have questioned why locals are not being engaged as part of their efforts to secure funds to get the project off the ground.

October 24th, 2013
UPDATE: Taxi drivers at boiling point hence meeting with Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Select members of the taxi associations across the Virgin Islands held a press briefing with members of the media this morning October 24, 2013 where it was said they are opting for a meeting with the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith as they are now at “boiling point”.

October 23rd, 2013
Is the VI caught in competition war with cruise liners?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As discussion rages on the latest debacle surrounding the cruise pier development project, talk show host Julio Sam Henry is contending that much of the jostling over berthing agreements with the government is simply about competition between cruise liners.

October 15th, 2013
Stalwart educator Mrs H. Lynden Smith honoured

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Stalwart educator Mrs. H. Lynden Smith was honoured yesterday, October 14, 2013 as part of Reading Is Fun Week observances which she instituted locally to promote the importance of literacy around the Territory.

October 11th, 2013
Some magistrates abuse power; lack discretion - Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentators have come out in condemnation of what they described as an uneven administration of justice on the part of magistrates when it comes to handing down decisions in child support rulings.

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