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April 17th, 2018
Gov Jaspert signs controversial Bill to create alternative Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was a heated two days of debate late last month that further placed a wedge in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) led by 73-year-old Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

March 28th, 2018
'I made the decision to vote NO based on principle'- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It came as a surprise to many yesterday, March 27, 2018 in the House of Assembly when Second District Representative and Backbencher Hon Melvin M. Turnbull stood as the lone member of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to vote against the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Bill.

February 23rd, 2018
Backbenchers resume 'walk-throughs'; Visit Second District

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- It was in November 2, 2017 that this news site first and accurately reported that the Backbenchers of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government were holding “walk-throughs” in the various districts, exclusive of the Ministers of Government, which again raised red flags about the disunity in the NDP Government and confirmed concerns that the Backbenchers felt sidelined.

February 7th, 2018
‘Mitch you got to make the switch’- Gregory A. Callwood

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- ‘Make the switch, vote Mitch’ was the popular campaign slogan of Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull at the 2015 elections that saw him getting elected by an overwhelming majority.

January 26th, 2018
Meeting today to discuss CGB beach reopening ‘once & for all’ – Hon Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Some four days after this news site had reported, on January 18, 2018 that follow up tests, according to Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, had cleared the way for the reopening of the world renowned Cane Garden Bay Beach for recreational use, the Department of Information issued a press release stating that the beach had been reopened, but was subsequently pulled from the Government website.

January 18th, 2018
New tests have cleared CGB beach to be reopened- Hon Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Many persons have been calling this news site to find out when the popular Cane Garden Bay beach on Tortola will be reopened to the public.

December 19th, 2017
5 Second District families benefit from kind gesture of local businessman

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Some five families in the Second District were given some more reasons to be happy and thankful in this Christmas season as they benefitted financially from a kind gesture by local businessman Mr Clive George on December 18, 2017.

December 16th, 2017
Hon Turnbull lashes back @ Premier & Walwyn; 'I am no little boy'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The heat, tension and civil war continue within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP). While tension was boiling behind the scene, it went public first when Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) slammed his boss, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), on a local radio station ZBVI 780 AM on December 6, 2017.

December 14th, 2017
Hypocrite? Hon Walwyn chides Hon Turnbull for being ‘disrespectful’ to Dr Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was during the 2011 general elections campaign trail that now Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) infamously referred to the then Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE as an “Emperor without clothes”.

December 13th, 2017
Uppercut! Hon Ronnie W. Skelton should lead Finance- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- He may be a first termer but he can throw a solid punch it has turned out, as Second District Representative and National Democratic Party (NDP) Backbencher Hon Melvin M. Turnbull stood up to his boss, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), in the House of Assembly (HoA) moments ago, December 13, 2017, virtually telling him he was unfit to be the Minister of Finance.

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