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Local Politics

March 5th, 2015
‘Time for a Heroes/Ancestry Day’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), senior member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) said it is time that the territory has a day set aside for honouring its heroes and ‘sheroes’ from the days of slavery to present day.

March 5th, 2015
‘Long list of VIP achievements since 1995’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) had cause to debunk the views of a caller during the VIP Let’s Talk radio programme last night March 4, 2015 after the caller gave the impression that nothing was done by the party since the death of former Chief Minister Hamilton Lavity Stoutt.

March 5th, 2015
‘Local businesses being discriminated against’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio Talk Show host Edmund G. Maduro has decried what he described as discrimination against local establishments which are being made to close earlier than some others owned by foreigners.

March 4th, 2015
‘HL Stoutt is the VI’s modern day Moses’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District and senior member of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has called late former Chief Minister of the Virgin Islands Hamilton Lavity Stoutt the territory’s modern day Moses as, according to him, Hon Stoutt was someone whom God sent to lead his people.

March 3rd, 2015
First Lady, Hon Walwyn criticised for ‘divisive’ comments at HL Stoutt memorial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a morning set aside to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Virgin Islands’ Chief Minister and hero H. Lavity Stoutt; however, many were forced to express their disgust at what one person described as ‘foolish baby politic’ displayed by the Virgin Islands (VI) First Lady Mrs Lorna G. Smith, OBE, and Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn.

March 3rd, 2015
‘HL Stoutt united the people’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

CAPOON'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said the late Chief Minister of the Virgin Islands, Honourable Hamilton Lavity Stoutt, brought people of the territory together despite political differences.

March 2nd, 2015
Radio show caller blasts political ‘hypocrites’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the radio programme Speak Out BVI blasted Virgin Islands' politicians on both sides of the divide for being critical of things being done by the government in power when they themselves, according to him, did the same things while they held the reins of government.

March 1st, 2015
UPDATE: Ready Committee’s car wash a success despite rain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite showers of rain throughout the day yesterday February 28, 2015, the Ready Committee's fundraiser was deemed successful.

February 26th, 2015
Anguilla Governor dissolves HoA; elections by April 24

THE VALLEY, Anguilla, WI – Governor of Anguilla Christina Scott yesterday February 25, 2015 dissolved that Territory’s House of Assembly in advance of the forthcoming election in accordance with the British Overseas Territory’s Constitution.

February 26th, 2015
‘Corruption must be more broadly defined’ – Hon J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that corruption must be more broadly defined so that it could include the failure to follow the country’s laws so that someone benefits, for example in the awarding of contracts.

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