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April 25th, 2018
‘Gov’t borrowing to pay recurrent bills; Not a good place to be’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two days before the 2018 Budget debate there was a bombshell dropped on the talk show Honestly Speaking hosted by Claude O. Skelton-Cline on Tuesday April 24, 2018 on ZBVI 780 AM.

November 20th, 2017
Where is Premier Smith's $92,500 tax payers SUV?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There was much outrage in 2016 when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) approved for himself a brand-new Ninety Two Thousand, Five Hundred Dollar ($92,500) 2016 Cadillac Escalade.

October 27th, 2017
NDP 'hurting for money; Economy on verge of collapse'- Hon O'Neal (R9)

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- In what many described as a bomb shell revelation, information the public, many backbenchers, the Opposition in the House of Assembly (HoA), civil society and the media have been saying for many months, even before hurricanes Irma and Maria, the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has left the country broke.

October 23rd, 2017
NDP Govt shelves scholarships for 1 year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The treasury of the Virgin Islands was drained long before Hurricane Irma, according to reports in many quarters and displayed by the frequent failure by Government to pay civil servants and vendors for their services on a timely basis.

October 20th, 2017
Layoff or cut civil servants' salaries?- NDP Gov't debates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For months and ever since the 2011 general elections, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) was claiming that the economy was 'robust' and that it was not his government’s reckless spending that had left the country broke.

January 14th, 2017
Anegada community centre closes; Sr citizens’ programme suffers

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- The results of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration leaving the country broke continue to be felt from Anegada to Jost van Dyke and in almost every community of the Virgin Islands.

December 28th, 2016
Disgrace! Gov’t workers @ Internal Audit without AC over 3 months

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For months our newsroom has received calls about working conditions from users of the Internal Audit Department, an agency under the Ministry of Finance.

December 6th, 2016
Is the NDP Gov’t too broke for a 2017 Budget Day?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word around social media, the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), talk show hosts and civil society is that the ruling National Democratic Party’s (NDP) raiding of the public treasury to win the 2015 snap elections is still coming home to roost.



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