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February 28th, 2018
Five year terms & national elections for Premier & Deputy- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Constitutional review is a topic that is top in the minds of many residents, considering how unhappy most of them are with the way the Territory is being governed. Former political candidate and commentator, Shaina M. Smith, was very vocal with her ideas on what aspects of the constitution should be changed, especially on governance of the Territory.

October 26th, 2016
E.G. Maduro praises Premier Smith for public consultations on Governor’s power

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A usual critic of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, talk show host Edmund G. Maduro recently had commendations for the Premier.

October 16th, 2016
OTs to discuss scaling back powers of Governors- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The powers vested in the Governor here in the Virgin Islands (British) and other Overseas Territories (OTs) continue to be a sore issue and Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has said the matter is being discussed among OTs’ governments.

October 13th, 2016
Expats children’s birthrights up for Constitutional Review talks- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It has been a ‘hot’ topic recently in the House of Assembly about expatriates’ children ‘born here’ being deprived immediate citizenship because of the British Nationality Act.

September 26th, 2016
Governor must be bound by constitution – Hon Julian Fraser, RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said if the Virgin Islands is to think about constitutional development, one of the changes is that the Governor must now be bound by the constitution.



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