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April 4th, 2018
Leaked letters show pressure from FCO for independent Recovery Agency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While some backbenchers, residents and civil society are not sure what is in the amended Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Bill 2018, letters unearthed from senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources show pressure from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) over the Bill.

March 27th, 2017
My decisions are not intended to be popular- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor of the Virgin Islands John S. Duncan OBE has said he is in no way mindful of those who criticise his recent move to invoke his constitutional right and instruct the Government of the day to disburse $1.88M for arms of government which fall under his purview.

November 4th, 2016
Governor’s intervention speaks of recklessness of NDP Gov’t- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “For a Governor to comment on the functioning of an elected Government in itself is rare and speaks to the recklessness of their actions,” is the view of Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) in commenting on the leaked correspondence between Governor John S. Duncan OBE and the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith.

October 31st, 2016
UK had concerns/raised red flag about airport project since 2014

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While there has been a lot written about the Terence B. Lettsome International Airport runway expansion, a project spear-headed by Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), new information obtained by our newsroom shows that less than two years after the 2011 general elections the United Kingdom (UK) Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) raised concerns about the project.

October 26th, 2016
Governor Duncan can no longer defend VIG position to FCO on spending!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Since the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government took office in 2011 to current, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Opposition, the Media, civil society and talk show hosts have been complaining loudly about the mismanagement of funds and the reckless spending of taxpayers money.

December 14th, 2015
NHI protest group @ odds over petition to Queen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that there seems to be a serious disagreement among members of the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group regarding a petition that the group intends to send to Buckingham Palace.

May 19th, 2015
‘NDP plans to cut civil service after elections’ – Hon Julian Fraser, RA

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “To the civil service of this territory, all the people, the engine that keeps this machine running….word on the street is that your Premier (Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith) has entered into an agreement with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), which is the British Government, to cut the service,” so declared aspiring Premier on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) slate Honourable Julian Fraser, RA.





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