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June 6th, 2016
‘Let Voters place own ballot paper in Ballot Box’- 2015 Election Observers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the 2015 general elections of the Virgin Islands now in the history books, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR) group, which was invited to observe the elections in the tiny overseas territory of some 11, 000 plus voters, has made some serious recommendations.

December 2nd, 2015
‘Still no updates on NHI Petition’ – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The main person behind the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru is hopeful that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government takes the group's recommendations for the National Health Insurance (NHI) seriously and makes the changes as necessary, even as a committee currently examines the proposals.

November 2nd, 2015
Advisory Committee recommends minimum wage moved to $6.00 per hour

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Committee appointed to review the territory’s minimum wage has recommended an increase in the minimum wage by 50 percent from $4.00 per hour to $6.00 per hour.

September 11th, 2015
Commonwealth EOM recommends fixed election date; Code of Conduct

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Commonwealth Election Observer Mission (EOM) that was here to observe the June 8, 2015 general election in the Virgin Islands submitted its final report on the elections this week. It recommended a number of electoral reforms including an independent elections commission, fixed election dates and political parties subscribing to a Code of Conduct.

June 25th, 2015
‘Let’s fix the electoral system quickly’ – Hon Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn believes that some quick changes must be made to the electoral system which he said borders on the inhumane in that persons have to be up continuously tabulating votes for hours on end.

June 11th, 2015
Elections observers' recommendations should be heeded – Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- His Excellency the Governor, John S. Duncan OBE said the advice of the elections observers, which speaks to the fact that greater improvements are needed in the voting and counting processes as well as to address the deficiencies in regulatory framework, should be heeded.

June 11th, 2015
'Jamaica could take a page out of VI's book'- Election Observer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Jamaican Member of Parliament believes his country could take a page out of the Virgin Islands' book when it comes to elections management and the behaviour of the people following the polls of June 5 and 8, 2015.

December 4th, 2011
Mixed views as Christmas on Main Street wraps up

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Last evening December 3, 2011, the 13th Annual Christmas on Main Street came to an end with organisers feeling satisfied with the results, vendors sharing mixed views on the outcome while the Christmas spirit quietly crept in through the event, which is known for setting the tone for the festive season.





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