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December 10th, 2019
Justice Smith Out! Justice Ward In- as new High Court Judge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Justice Ann-Marie Smith, the High Court judge who has raised eyebrows with some of her sentencing in the Virgin Islands, is leaving the Territory.

September 29th, 2019
‘You wouldn’t want a storm named Shereen’ – Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of three female legislators in the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) has said persons should not desire her to “create a storm” but rather look at the fruits of her involvement in nation building.

August 26th, 2019
Back to School Fiesta a ‘shout out’ not a ‘hand out’ – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Despite the fact hundreds turned out and participated in the Saturday August 24, 2019 Back to School Kiddies Fiesta on Virgin Gorda, there were the critics who labelled the event a ‘political stunt’ of giving ‘handouts’.

August 18th, 2019
'$50K spent on Bunji Garlin is money gone' - Eustace C. Freeman aka ‘Boss’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As post-mortems on the just concluded 65th Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival continue, a local musician and promoter has said past and present leaders of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) have struggled to understand that the Virgin Islands Festival is neither a carnival nor a music festival.

July 29th, 2019
Justice Ann-Marie Smith bursts into tears @ Special Sitting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- High Court Judge, Her Ladyship the Honourable Justice Ann-Marie Smith certainly dispelled the notion that judges are without emotion, as she broke into tears in the High Court on Friday, July 26, 2019.

November 21st, 2017
Premier Smith defends controversial 'open for business' statement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With many people jobless, homeless, without adequate food and water, the conditions of the roads in a horrible state and many places yet to be properly cleaned up following hurricanes Irma and Maria, there was much criticism when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) made a statement back in October that the 'BVI is open for business'.

July 19th, 2017
Governor has ‘nothing further to add’ to past criticisms of NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With his point already made, Governor John S. Duncan OBE has nothing further to add to the criticism of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), who recently attempted to put a spin on the way his administration has been running the country.

February 17th, 2017
Premier Smith fires back @ Gov Duncan

‎ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The call to have deliberations of the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) be done as an open forum has been put to the government on numerous occasions in a bid to promote transparency of the people's business; however, this continues to be unheeded.

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.

March 30th, 2016
USVI’s Stacey E. Plaskett speaks out after snubbing trip to Cuba with Obama


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — In a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday March 29, 2016, Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett explained to The Consortium the reasons why she could not attend President Barack H. Obama’s historic trip to Cuba.


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