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September 17th, 2015
UPDATE: Govt will implement 'most' of Observers recommendations – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said Government will be taking seriously the recommendations of the Commonwealth Elections Observer Mission on the June 8, 2015 general elections.

June 25th, 2015
‘Let’s fix the electoral system quickly’ – Hon Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn believes that some quick changes must be made to the electoral system which he said borders on the inhumane in that persons have to be up continuously tabulating votes for hours on end.

June 11th, 2015
'Jamaica could take a page out of VI's book'- Election Observer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Jamaican Member of Parliament believes his country could take a page out of the Virgin Islands' book when it comes to elections management and the behaviour of the people following the polls of June 5 and 8, 2015.

June 10th, 2015
'Elections Act was breached'- Commonwealth Observers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Commonwealth Observer Mission here for the 2015 national elections have made a number of findings related to issues of campaign financing, the caustic nature of the political campaign and the perception of ballot tampering as a result of the failure by some Returning Officers to follow correct procedures.

June 1st, 2015
'We're here to support democracy in the VI'- Election Observer Mission

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI – The Commonwealth Observer Mission here for the June 8, 2015 elections will present its preliminary assessment of the polling day activities at a press conference on June 10, 2015 and return in two months to present its final report.



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