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May 18th, 2018
Premier & Leader of the Opposition unite to make case for the VI

LONDON, England - The Premier of the [British] Virgin Islands, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, and the Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Andrew Fahie, has called on the United Kingdom (UK) Government and Parliament to respect the Virgin Islands Constitution ahead of the House of Lords consideration of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill on May 21, 2018 and its provisions on public central registers of beneficial ownership in the Overseas Territories.

December 13th, 2017
‘National Pride & VI Strong’ a tale of 2 cities if people suffering- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “If any of our people are hungry, homeless, jobless and cannot support their families, or pay their bills, then the hard truth is, National Pride and VI Strong become A Tale of Two Cities,” stated political aspirant Mr Julian Willock in a holiday message to the people of the Virgin Islands.

December 3rd, 2017
‘Whites have been on the side of fighting for justice’- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Political aspirant and former Permanent Secretary Mr Julian Willock believes that now more than ever the [British] Virgin Islands has to embrace everyone, regardless of race, economic status or nationality, to build the territory successfully.

January 19th, 2017
Best & worst of times

Thomas C. Famous

“It was the best of times it was the worst of times”- Charles Dickens

Contrary to the wishes of many, December 2, 2016 is a day that will never be erased from the psyche of any Bermudian or resident of Bermuda. No matter what perspective one takes, the events of that day will never unseen.

December 13th, 2016
Time for the VIP to unite & support the new Chairman- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Weeks after the contentious November 30, 2016 internal Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Elections that resulted in Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) beating former Chairman Hon Julian Fraser (R3), 52 votes to 22, there has been a call for unity by a staunch Hon Fraser supporter.

July 26th, 2016
‘One BVI or Not?’ Hon Fahie blasts Hon Walwyn’s decision

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Letting his disappointment known following the decision by Culture Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn to deny Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) to speak at the opening of Virgin Islands (VI) Festival 2016 even though Hon Fraser was slated to speak, Opposition Member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said Government missed a golden opportunity to show how much the VI had matured as a people and as a territory in a manner that respects the freedom their ancestors fought for them to enjoy.

July 23rd, 2016
Julian Willock calls for divisive politics to stop!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Permanent Secretary and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Advance Marketing and Professional Services, Julian Willock, has called on the “political class” to end the divisive politics and stop the rhetoric that is causing the country to be divided.

May 16th, 2015
Kevin ‘OJ’ Smith calls for unity in the Third District

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – In delivering a forty minute presentation where he rolled out his plans for the development of the Third District electoral candidate on the NDP slate, Mr Kevin ‘OJ’ Smith told his supporters that they cannot allow themselves to become something that they are not and for them to unite as one people.

March 3rd, 2015
‘Support your own, let money stay’- ‘Pressure’ tells VI

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – “It’s time we start supporting our own and let the money stay here,” said USVI international artiste ‘Pressure’ at the locally promoted event ‘Bridging the Gap’ on Sunday March 1, 2015.

August 16th, 2013
Are VIslanders placing nationality before race?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands’ Emancipation Festival just concluded, a discussion on race and the history of African descendants dominated the Umoja radio forum last evening, August 15, 2013 and it was implied that descendants of Africans may be putting their nationality ahead of their race.





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