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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

VI CONSORTIUM

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.

October 22nd, 2015
Miss World BVI Sasha O. E. Wintz lashing back @ harsh critics

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Seemingly at her wits end with the negative comments that continue to be hurled at her, especially by bloggers on stories posted on online news sites and social media, Miss World BVI Sasha O.E. Wintz vented on social media last night October 21, 2015.

August 6th, 2015
'Don't worry with the critics'- Tamia N. Richards tells police recruits

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards made a rare public appearance when she gave the keynote address at the Inaugural Police Recruit Training’s Completion Exercise and Passing Out Parade on the lawns of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) at Paraquita Bay on July 30, 2015.

June 8th, 2015
‘I’ve never withheld anything from anyone’ – Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3), in addressing members of his constituents last evening June 7, 2015 as the incumbent wrapped up campaign activities for re-election, declared that he could stand with a clear conscience and say that he has never denied assistance to anyone in the district because "I didn’t like that person or wanted something from them".

May 19th, 2015
Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE defends Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, the outgoing District Nine Representative has come to the defence of Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Premier in waiting Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) in the wake of mounting attacks on him by the National Democratic Party campaign trail.

August 30th, 2013
Are Fahie & Fraser trying to embarrass the gov’t? – Cromwell Smith asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Regarding [legislators] Fahie and Fraser, I don’t quite understand what they are attempting to do; I think the country is at a stage where we need solutions to challenges and maybe I haven’t been paying enough attention, maybe I haven’t been paying attention at all, I hear a lot of criticisms but I’m not hearing solutions,” remarked Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka.



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