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June 18th, 2018
‘I will not seek’ another term in office- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online first and accurately reported on June 15, 2018 that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) would announce early this week whether he would contest the upcoming internal elections of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

June 15th, 2018
Premier Smith to announce decision; run or not in NDP internal elections

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and President of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is to announce early next week if he intends to contest the post he holds as President of his party.

June 12th, 2018
NDP delegates to decide on new title for party leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Delegates of the National Democratic Party (NDP) will on June 23, 2018, in addition to voting for a new leader ahead of the upcoming general elections, decide altogether if they want to keep the title for that person as ‘President’ or change it to ‘Chairman.’

May 30th, 2018
‘My allegiance is to the leader of the NDP'– Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “I have not heard him [Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL)] say that he was prepared to step down or that his time was up. I have not heard him say any such thing, so as far as I am concerned at this point in time, today 29th of May, my allegiance is to the leader of the NDP, Dr D. Orlando Smith.”

May 23rd, 2018
‘The march is about country; We will deal with NDP later’- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Outspoken resident and political aspirant Julian Willock has again thrown his full support behind the May 24, 2018 march to demonstrate the people’s displeasure with an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill passed in the House of Commons demanding that only Overseas Territories located in the Caribbean operate registers of beneficial ownership.

April 5th, 2018
‘I will not support NDP next elections; Too much damage done’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While election is about one year out, the political rhetoric on all sides is heating up. There is no secret of a civil war within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).

April 3rd, 2018
Dr Smith & Hon Fahie in dead heat for preferred VI leader- Opinion Poll

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite many people saying he is fast asleep and does not have full control of his government, an opinion poll released moments ago by the Peter W. Wickham's Barbados based Caribbean Development Research Service Inc., (CADRES) showed that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is in a statistical dead heat with Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as the Territory’s preferred Leader.

March 19th, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: NDP will be re-elected if people want to continue with 'bullshit’- 'Foxy'

LITTLE HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- Mr Philiciano O. Callwood MBE aka ‘Foxy’ is 79 years old, having been born on September 27, 1938. The internationally well-known indigenous Virgin Islander, who boasts of being a seventh generation local from Jost van Dyke, says he stays far from local politics.

March 1st, 2018
Premier Smith lambasted NDP over billboard; Party civil war ongoing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In the continued inside war between the progressive wing of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) and the status quo supporters, led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), he has made his position known over a public billboard.

January 18th, 2018
More licks rain on ‘heartless’ NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “You do not get the impression that they are people centred. You can’t in my opinion…put your interest in things. You have to put your interest in people. The things that you do must first impact the interest of the people of that country,” stated former Permanent Secretary and Businessman Mr Carl Dawson in referring to the draft recovery plan document released by Government late December 2017.



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