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May 1st, 2018
UK Parliament agrees to Public Register for OTS

LONDON, United Kingdom- In what has been termed by some as “kicking a man while he is down”, the House of Commons has made a potentially lethal blow to the Financial Services Industry of the Overseas Territories (OTs), including the hurricane ravaged Virgin Islands, by siding with a bill brought by the United Kingdom (UK) backbench to force overseas territories to put in place public registers of beneficial ownership.

April 30th, 2018
‘Pray that God stay the hands of those voting’ on Public Register- Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Cognisant of the significant adverse effect public registers revealing the names of beneficial owners of financial offshore companies could have on the Territory’s financial services industry, President of the BVI Christian Council Bishop John I. Cline has called on the churches to pray that a vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday May 1, 2018 will be in favour of the Virgin Islands and other Overseas Territories (OTs).

March 29th, 2018
‘Too many lies from Premier Smith’- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After many legislators, including Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), had initially opposed the Bill ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018’ but then voted ‘yes’ to the bill following amendments, many wondered why Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA held his initial position and voted ‘no’.

March 28th, 2018
'I made the decision to vote NO based on principle'- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It came as a surprise to many yesterday, March 27, 2018 in the House of Assembly when Second District Representative and Backbencher Hon Melvin M. Turnbull stood as the lone member of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to vote against the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Bill.

March 28th, 2018
The Premier caved; Provided essential documents- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said he voted in favour of the Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018’ as his primary concern with the Bill was addressed in Committee Stage.

March 27th, 2018
Premier a winner! 10-2 in favour of controversial recovery agency Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was always expected, despite the many concerns and objections from legislators before and during the debates, that the Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018 was going to be passed in the House of Assembly with amendments.

March 13th, 2018
An NDP collapse? Efforts to convince rebel backbenchers to vote with leader @ stake

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) is clearly not in control of his government, as the National Democratic Party (NDP) is on the verge of a collapse.

January 29th, 2018
Vote for NDP Chairman & other officers rescheduled to February 6, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It seems like someone in leadership position in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is dodging a meeting to vote for a new party chairman to replace Louis Potter, who is strongly supported by Party Leader and President Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

January 3rd, 2018
'Abstinence is for sexual activity'- Skelton-Cline to Backbenchers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The recent decision by Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotions, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) and Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines to abstain on the vote for the House of Assembly (HoA) to give approval to borrow monies from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is not sitting well with social commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

April 22nd, 2017
A Brexit Two Remake!

Dickson Igwe

British Prime Minister, Theresa M. May, has called for a surprise UK General Election for June 8, 2017. This amounts to Brexit Two.





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