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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 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.

November 17th, 2017
‘Seriously governor? Singing & dancing for the Prince?’- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has been criticised for including ‘singing and dancing’ in the programme for the visit of Prince of Wales, Charles P. A. George.

October 25th, 2017
Territorial Song 'boastful'- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Territorial Song has been criticised for being "boastful" by a regular talk show host.

July 24th, 2017
‘Know who you jump into bed with’- Cromwell Smith to NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "We need a consortium of BVIslanders who have money to invest in the airline because it has got to get off the ground," Mr Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka said on his recent talk show episode of Spotlight on JTV Channel 55.

March 10th, 2017
National plan of action on behavioural change needed-Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Tackling the societal issues from the root and pleading for a plan of action on behavioral change on a national level is what at least one talk show host is suggesting as a solution to dealing with the many social ills that the Virgin Islands currently faces.

February 2nd, 2017
Gay marriage: A possible third economic pillar or abomination?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A talk show host has asked whether the territory should make it legal for gay couples to be joined in holy matrimony in the Virgin Islands as millions could be reaped, and possibly turning it into a third economic pillar or whether the decision would be an abomination.

January 28th, 2017
Gay marriages, taxes on junk foods to be debated by high schoolers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial subject of gay marriages will be one of the topics of argument in the National High School Debating Competition at Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium on Monday January 30, 2017.

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
‘You can’t come into community with heavy hand’- Cromwell Smith to Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A talk show host has suggested that in order for the police to regain the trust and assistance of the community in fighting crime, they should take a “social worker” approach and not go into communities with “a heavy hand.”



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