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June 4th, 2018
2nd peoples’ march to demand answers; press for CoI into Govt. abuses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents from across the Territory are being called on by the organisers of the ‘Peoples’ March,’ to join in its peaceful protest demonstration on June, 8, 2018 and proceed to the Premier's Office to present him with a copy of a demand for Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into his government’s alleged fiscal and other abuses.

April 9th, 2018
Where is the $7.2M BVI Airways planes? Hon Fahie calls for CoI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - We all are aware of the history when in 2016 Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) announced that he had committed the Territory into a $7 million deal with the once defunct and bankrupt BVI Airways to provide direct flights from Miami, Florida to Beef Island.

April 16th, 2017
Controversial Cruise Pier Project still in cross hairs, more questions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial Cruise Pier Project built under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration that escaped a Commission of Inquiry, and which the public was told the cost would be between $40M to $50M but ended up costing tax payers over $90M with a $40M plus over-run, is back in the spot light.

September 2nd, 2016
Governor Duncan should be whistle-blower for the people – E.G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local talk show host and retired civil servant Edmund G. Maduro believes Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE is being hypocritical with his announcement that he wishes to see a Whistle-blower Act in the Virgin Islands.

August 22nd, 2016
Rumour is one thing, evidence is another- Governor Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite becoming unpopular for not calling a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the controversial Ports Development Project even when the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Auditor General, along with the public, would have strongly recommended it, Governor John S. Duncan OBE insists it was the right decision.

May 29th, 2016
Governor being petty while important matters ignored- Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the call for a commission of inquiry on the Cruise Pier Development Project among other pressing concerns of the territory being ignored by Governor John S. Duncan OBE, radio show host and retired civil servant Edmund G. Maduro is furious that Governor Duncan has the time to challenge the media on what he described as petty matters.

May 6th, 2016
Is Governor Duncan just enjoying a paid vacation?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A number of prominent figures in the VI have roundly condemned the tenure of Governor John S. Duncan OBE, all of them agreeing that his time in the territory has been mired in controversy and acting outside of the interest of Virgin Islanders.

January 13th, 2016
We need Premier Smith to live up to ‘Gov’t in sunshine’ pledge- Gov John S. Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While refusing to order a Commission of Inquiry into the controversial Ports Development Project despite a host of allegations of corruption, Governor John S. Duncan OBE has called for more transparency from the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government led by Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith.

March 31st, 2015
Gov Duncan shuns allegations NDP influenced decision on CoI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE has refused to comment on the allegations made by Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) that Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith influenced his decision to not order a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the cruise pier development project. According to Governor Duncan, he was very clear in his broadcast announcement what were the steps taken in arriving at his decision.

March 19th, 2015
‘Premier Smith influenced Governor’s decision!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has expressed concern regarding the decision by Governor John S. Duncan OBE not to put in place a Commission of Inquiry for the Cruise Pier Development Project and called into question his making a decision based on a study that Premier Dr the Honourable had a hand in commissioning.

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