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May 2nd, 2018
House of Commons decision ‘does not speak well’ for VI-UK relationship- Dr Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has always boasted about the relationship that exists between his National Democratic Party (NDP) Government and the United Kingdom Government.

March 1st, 2018
Premier Smith lambasted NDP over billboard; Party civil war ongoing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In the continued inside war between the progressive wing of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) and the status quo supporters, led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), he has made his position known over a public billboard.

September 5th, 2016
Fired T&T health boss Paula Chester-Cumberbatch new CEO of BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom is that the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is Trinidadian Paula Chester-Cumberbatch.

May 3rd, 2016
New CoP to seek UK guidance on arrest blotter names

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Police Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews said he will rely on guidance from a UK Police Policy on naming of arrested persons to determine whether the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) will continue sending out arrest blotters minus names of arrested persons.

April 17th, 2016
$50m was initial budget of Ports Project - C. O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has distanced himself from the port project cost of $50M which had been submitted when the project was in the form of a public private partnership.

April 16th, 2016
9% is all Skelton-Cline knows of cruise business – Hugh E. Darley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former project developer of the cruise pier development project and Tortola Pier Park Hugh E. Darley has slammed former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Claude O. Skelton-Cline for what he called his being disingenuous for stating that Darley had nothing to do with the project during the time he was Managing Director.

October 21st, 2014
‘Stop calling yourselves the VI; We are the VI!’ – Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Popular talk show host Mr Donald E. de Castro staged a protest by angrily walking out of the Democratic Candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor of the United States Virgin Islands Honourable Donna M. Christensen and Basil C. Ottley Jr.’s press conference held at Maria’s By The Sea yesterday October 20, 2014.

March 20th, 2014
Australia sees possible plane debris

BBC NEWS

Australia is investigating two objects seen on satellite images that could potentially be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, officials say.

November 18th, 2013
Premier Smith assures contractors of due payments ‘soon’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Contractors who have not been paid by government for works done over a period of time have been promised their payments “soon” by Premier and Leader of Government Business, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith.

August 2nd, 2013
Gov’t creating culture of disrespect; not excellence – Hon. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie has demanded that an account be given by Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith for his National Democratic Party (NDP) walk out of the House of Assembly on July 26, 2013 during a Motion of No Confidence being given by Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA.



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