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May 17th, 2018
‘Social movement is necessary for a community’s progress’ - Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Shaina M. Smith, political aspirant and social commentator, believes that social movement the effect change in a community is important for progress, while noting that it has helped the political development of the Virgin Islands (VI).

March 1st, 2018
'The VI society is still chauvinistic'- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- All over the world the discussion of equality for women and their place in politics have been had. Yesterday, Tuesday February 27, 2018, the discussion was brought home as former Manager of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and political commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline opened talks about women in Virgin Islands politics.

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.

January 16th, 2018
'Perhaps there is victimisation' in Gov't- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is a fact that many bright minds have ideas on how the country could be run effectively but prefer to stay silent rather than being victimised or labelled negative, something which has been promoted by the National Democratic Party (NDP) regime, who even tried to shut down one of its own party members in the House of Assembly (HoA) late last year after he spoke up against his district being neglected since the hurricanes of September 2017.

January 15th, 2018
‘I want my $7M back’- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the National Democratic Party Government allotting a third of the total hurricane recovery funds, approximately 250 million, to the airport expansion project, many are again wondering what happened to the $7.2M of tax payers’ money already invested in BVI Airways for direct flights from Miami in the United States of America (US) to the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 8th, 2018
Recovery plan should not only be about re-establishing - Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many residents are criticising the government for formulating the Recovery Plan without the input of the populace, former political candidate Shaina M. Smith is taking it from another angle.

July 27th, 2017
'Leave the vegetation alone' - Mr John Lewis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Appearing recently as a guest on the television show ‘Honestly Speaking’, talk show host John Lewis, expressed his concerns about the territory’s vegetation being cut down during the hurricane season.

January 16th, 2017
Chinese cannot be allowed to compete unfairly with locals- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the weekly programme, Umoja, Cromwell Smith on ZBVI 780 AM, spoke out on just what he thinks of the territory entering trade deals with the Chinese, saying the territory can trade tourism and financial services while the Chinese trade goods; however, they cannot be allowed to come to set up manufacturing plants or to compete unfairly with locals.

January 13th, 2017
VI not as ‘safe anymore’- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A case for a comprehensive and enhanced strategy for policing has been made.

December 10th, 2016
Tax chicken imports to encourage local support-Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Vice President of Business at the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotels Association Ms Shaina M. Smith says there is more that can be done from a Government and business owners’ standpoint to encourage self-sustainability in the territory.



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