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Local Politics

October 10th, 2016
Honeymoon’s over! Deputy Premier Pickering to face tough questions in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- History was created when between 2011 to 2015- the first of the two consecutive four year term of the Ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government- that the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) had zero questions for the Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), who is also the territory’s Deputy Premier.

October 5th, 2016
House of Assembly to meet on October 13, 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI:- The Virgin Islands’ Parliament, known as the House of Assembly (HoA), will meet again on Thursday October 13, 2016, according to a senior National Democratic Party (NDP) source.

September 12th, 2016
VG residents ‘angry’ with leaders over promised medical facility

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “It’s only when they want something from us we see them. When they want us to vote they come until we fed up of them. We want you all not to come tell us about this white elephant you all call a facility,” said Virgin Gordian M. S. Creque.

September 11th, 2016
House of Assembly to meet Sept 22, 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), which has its lowest rating since the 2011 General Elections, is to come off its summer break and meet on Thursday September 22, 2016.

September 10th, 2016
Large mortgages silencing VIslanders- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the 3- D show on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley has singled out large mortgages as the culprit preventing VIslanders from being vocal and taking action like they did in times past on matters of great importance affecting the territory.

August 29th, 2016
Banks reject loan requests for Airport Project as broke NDP Gov’t struggles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The focus and controversy over the “done deal” Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport Runway Expansion Project at Beef Island have been about who gets the contract.

August 24th, 2016
UK casting blind eye on undemocratic practices in VI- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Respected talk show host Doug Wheatley has accused the United Kingdom government of standing aloof and not wanting to intervene on various undemocratic practices that plague the territory from time to time, despite them being brought to their attention.

August 15th, 2016
VIP to vote for new Executive in November 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The main Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), now celebrating its 45th year, had another general meeting on Saturday August 13, 2016 at Prospect Reef on the main island of Tortola.

August 9th, 2016
A choice between 21st Century slavery & real freedom

By Alred C. Frett

Using ‘I told you so’ prevents re-invention of the Wheel:

It is no secret that we were born intellectually naked but in a misguided World no one likes hearing ‘I told you so’… Nonetheless, in the real World the greatest level of Intelligence is the ability to learn from others and our present Cloak of Knowledge is woven from many fabrics of “I told you so’s” – It is unwise to reinvent the wheel by being too proud or ashamed to learn from anyone.

July 29th, 2016
Another radio talk show host condemns Hon Walwyn’s actions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro is the latest person to publically condemn the way in which Culture Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn treated Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) on the opening night of Virgin Islands Festival 2016.

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