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May 20th, 2019
Stonewalled! No paper trail in $7.2M BVI Airways deal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Having now to answer for the $7.2M BVI Airways deal that crumbled under the previous Premier, Dr. D. Orlando Smith’s National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) dropped a bombshell that even as the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is now at the helm of government, little to no information can be found on the botched project and missing funds.

May 7th, 2019
'No Comments' – Speaker mum after D4 saga defeat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Justice Ann-Marie Smith ruling that Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Member-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool be sworn into the HoA, Speaker Julian Willock remains silent on whether or not he intends to respect the ruling.

May 2nd, 2019
Walwyn Lied! ‘No increments in NDP draft budget’ – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Former Legislator Myron V. Walwyn, who made an election campaign promise to pay long overdue Civil Servant increments on March 15, 2019—on condition of being re-elected to government—has been exposed once again for trying to hoodwink the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) in his failed scheme to become the nation’s Premier.

April 30th, 2019
UPDATE: 2019 Budget in final stages; Awaiting Governor's assent

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands (VI) 2019 Budget estimates passed in the House of Assembly (HoA) on Friday, April 26, 2019, to the tune of $427.657.383, the Bill called “The Appropriation Act 2019” is now in its final stage before it can be fully utilised.

April 27th, 2019
Early grumblings in a Govt's first term

By Dickson C. Igwe

Smart politicians pay heed to early disenchantment from voters. Why: because to be forewarned is to be forearmed

April 13th, 2019
Brexit may never happen

By Dickson C. Igwe

Brexit was never sustainable. Why? Because Brexit was an act of political expediency by David Cameron to appease the right Wing of Britain’s Conservative Party who are anti-European Integration: Europhobe. The Brexit referendum of 2016 backfired, leaving the UK mired in crisis.

April 8th, 2019
Know VI Constitution like the Bible - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and radio host Mr Claude. O. Skelton-Cline is urging the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to get themselves familiar with the Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007, just like they are familiar with the Bible and other religious texts.

April 2nd, 2019
“Greater push towards prosperity” – Skelton-Cline on 2019 Budget

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken social commentator and man of the cloth, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline in reacting to the $426M Budget estimates presented by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew. A. Fahie (R1) says that Budget 2019 under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) offers greater prosperity as was campaigned upon by the VIP pre-elections 2019.

March 28th, 2019
Willock wants court action in D4 conundrum

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New Speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock says that after reading the statement from His Excellency, the Governor Mr. Augustus J. U. Jaspert dated March, 26, 2019—in which the Governor said that there is no need for a By-Election over the seat of District four representative elect, Mark H. Vanterpool—he is moving to court to have the matter resolved expeditiously.

March 26th, 2019
Vanterpool resignation invalid, No By-election – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), His Excellency Mr Augustus J.U Jaspert in a release today announced that following legal advice, the resignation tendered by District 4 Representative, Mark H. Vanterpool is invalid and there is no need to call a By-election.

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