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July 13th, 2018
CARICOM Heads discuss UK ‘public registers’ decision

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The constitutional relationship of the Overseas Territories and the United Kingdom (UK) was addressed by the Leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), during its last Heads of Government Conference, held in neighbouring Jamaica, from July 3 to 7, 2018.

July 11th, 2018
NDP was silent when Governor violated VI constitution-Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaking on July 10, 2018, at the continuation of the House of Assembly, (HoA) the Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3), made clear his position of the state of the Virgin Islands (VI).

June 28th, 2018
PHOTO of Day: The last Supper? Dr. Smith & Hon Skelton on recent Asia trip

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The photo was taken in the days of ‘Kumbaya,’ between Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), and his Health and Social Development Minister, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), both founding members of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

June 28th, 2018
‘We need immigration reform’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Claude O. Skelton-Cline, in his commentary on Tuesday, June 25, 2018—on his show Honestly Speaking—has called for "Comprehensive Immigration Reform."

June 26th, 2018
NDP discrimination: Visa free access for Chinese, not for CARICOM nationals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was on Thursday, June 21, 2018, that Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith (AL), announced at a press conference that government intends to implement a 'visa-free' policy, for Chinese nationals wishing to visit the Territory.

June 26th, 2018
Time to discuss ‘Independence’—HoA Speaker Moses

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands –The decision by the United Kingdom (UK), calling on some of its Overseas Territories to establish registers of beneficial ownership, has re-ignited a new wave of independence debates.

June 24th, 2018
NDP Delegates vote for ‘title change’ for 2 top posts

TREASURE ISLE, Tortola, VI - Delegates at the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) 2018 Convention, held at the Treasure Isle, Hotel on Saturday, June 23, 2018, unanimously, “approved the exchange of titles and not roles of the President, Vice President, Chairman and Deputy Chairman—which is now in line with international standards.”

June 23rd, 2018
Hon Myron V. Walywn is new NDP Leader

TREASURE ISLE HOTEL, Tortola, VI – Political newcomer and second term legislator, Honourable Myron V. Walywn (AL), has been elected the new Leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP), beating out the party’s co-founder, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton.

June 22nd, 2018
Skelton throws shot; ‘We need leadership that puts VIslanders/Belongers first’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - National Democratic Party (NDP) co-founder, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) says the Saturday June 23, 2018, Convention, represents “an important juncture and a new chapter, not only for the party but in the development of the Virgin Islands (VI) and that this new chapter will in fact require calm, courageous, consistent and experienced leadership.”

June 21st, 2018
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton wants Premier ‘formally recognised’ for devoted service to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Co-founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Health and Social Development Minister, the Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), has called for Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, to be formally recognised at an appropriate time in the near future for his service to the Territory.



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