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June 19th, 2018
NHI spends more than it earns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) under Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), in January 2016, introduced a National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, aimed in part, at providing increased and equitable access to medical services for those in the Territory, but its less than anticipated returns has now seen the government agency actively reconsidering paying for some of its services offered.

June 12th, 2018
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton launches bid for NDP Presidency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), has formally thrown his proverbial ‘hat in the ring,’ to challenge and replace 73 year-old Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), as President of the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the upcoming Delegates’ Convention, on June 23, 2018.

June 11th, 2018
Hon Pickering drops out race for NDP Presidency!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a surprise move that shocked the political class and some National Democratic Party (NDP) delegates, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable, Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), has dropped out the race to lead the party he co-founded, into the next general elections.

June 11th, 2018
Opposition Leader - Hon Fahie meets over 50 residents on Anegada

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - The sister islands—under the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL)—continue to suffer.

June 9th, 2018
Peoples' March: Crowd small but issues weighty-Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scores of residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) on Friday June 8, 2018, marched in a procession from the Sunday Morning Well to the Government Administrative Complex, shortly after 3:00 PM for the “Peoples’ March” —organised to protest perceived wrongdoings perpetuated against the people of the Virgin Islands (VI), by the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

June 8th, 2018
Hon Pickering ducks question over NDP on radio show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Hurricane Irma, the United Kingdom’s, Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Bill, and the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, are believed by many to be among the worst things to have happened to the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) in recent times.

June 8th, 2018
Hon Myron V. Walwyn challenges Premier Smith for NDP Leadership

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Democratic Party’s (NDP) internal elections on June 23, 2018, is now carded to be a ‘four-man’ race for the party’s leadership and presidency, with Education and Culture Minister, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) challenging incumbent, Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith.

April 18th, 2018
‘I will not support the NDP next election' - John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After being one of the engine supporting the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) from its inception in 1998, and being very vocal and a strong advocate in their recent 2015 landslide victory, times have changed.

April 12th, 2018
‘Hush money? I did not take it’- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Outspoken Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church in Duffs Bottom on the main island of Tortola in a national address yesterday April 11, 2018, said he is "one you can trust as a spiritual leader".

March 22nd, 2018
‘Don’t carry us on a wild goose chase’ – Winston E. Nibbs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “It is very unfortunate that our present representative of the National Democratic Party (NDP) have forgotten the mandate. The mandate is you have to come to us Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, Premier and Minister of Finance, especially at a time like this.”



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