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July 28th, 2017
VI on the verge of ‘direct rule’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has warned the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) that if the Minister of Finance continue to mismanage his portfolio, that "someone will police us in a manner we will all regret."

July 1st, 2017
Gov John S. Duncan leaves VI in a few days; A brief look back!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor John S. Duncan OBE took up his post as a senior civil servant in the British Foreign Service as appointed Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) in August of 2014 and after 3 years the time has come for him to leave. His tenure ends August 2017; however, he is expected to go on leave sometime this month (July 2017) and not return.

June 24th, 2017
Governor was right to take money from Consolidated Fund- E.G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – He has been one of the harshest critics of Governor John S. Duncan OBE, even calling for the United Kingdom to recall him; however, this time talk show host and retired civil servant Mr Edmund G. Maduro has found himself siding with the Queen’s Representative.

May 22nd, 2017
Will the Financial Secretary Neil M. Smith return to office?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom with sources around every table in government that first and accurately reported that Financial Secretary Mr Neil M. Smith was scheduled to proceed on "vacation" from Monday March 27, 2017 after discussions with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

April 8th, 2017
The time to talk about the future of the VI is now- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While placing on record that he does not know whether there is any substance to talks that the United Kingdom has threatened intervention in the governing of the territory if elections are not held by August 2017, talk show host Doug Wheatley has called on all political parties to engage the people in a meaningful discourse on the future of the Virgin Islands.

April 6th, 2017
More details emerge on Governor’s $1.88M from Treasury

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on March 16, 2017 that United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE made history in the Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands by imposing direct rule via his constitutional authority under Sec 103 (b).

April 6th, 2017
Was there a Cabinet boycott in protest of Governor?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was Wednesday March 29, 2017 that the Government of Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) reportedly boycotted a Cabinet meeting.

March 3rd, 2017
Edmund G. Maduro calls for UK direct rule; Willock disagrees

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a spirited discussion on the EGM show aired on ZROD 103.7 FM on Thursday March 2, 2017 where former Permanent Secretary Julian Willock was the guest, host of the show Mr Edmund G. Maduro, in his usual fiery tone, called for the United Kingdom to impose direct rule on the Virgin Islands.

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.

October 25th, 2016
Governor allegedly imposed $135K per year consultant on Ministry of Finance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Behind closed doors, the imposing of almost direct rule on the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands by the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE continues to manifest itself.

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