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Local Politics

April 29th, 2016
We are doing the decent thing with Little Dix Bay workers - Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said the closure of Rosewood Little Dix Bay and Biras Creek on the sister island of Virgin Gorda has created exceptional circumstances which necessitate a departure from the norm in preferring VIslanders and Belongers over non-Belongers.

April 26th, 2016
Sabals Law to represent IDEA Inc. & Hugh E. Darley vs VI Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Project Developer of the Cruise Pier Development Project, Hugh E. Darley has confirmed that he has retained the services of John Carrington QC of Sabals Law to represent IDEA Inc. in their quest to recover monies allegedly owed as per their agreement.

April 26th, 2016
BVI Airways Agreement 'guarantees' money will be repaid- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith yesterday, April 25, 2016 reiterated that the money being made available to BVI Airways is not a grant and that it will be repaid.

April 25th, 2016
Hon Fraser’s ‘mistrust’ of NDP Gov't offends HoA Members

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chiding the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government for not coming to the House and “leveling” with the people and that it was tantamount to deception, Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said he was given no choice but to not support the Government’s bid in the House of Assembly to secure a $25M line of credit to keep Government afloat.

April 20th, 2016
FS legislation 'systematically eliminating' middle class in VI- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) called on the Government to reclassify small businesses and local companies so that they can be free of the heavy burdens placed on international companies moving large amounts of money through the various vehicles in the territory’s financial services sector.

April 20th, 2016
NDP doing 'foolishness' with taxpayers money' – Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Often controversial talk show host Donald E. de Castro lambasted Government for what he called “doing a lot of foolishness” with public monies when things are not well with the territory.

April 20th, 2016
Is NDP afraid of an investigation if they had kept Ports MD? - Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has dared Government to keep embattled former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Claude O. Skelton-Cline at his post and face any investigations that may result.

April 19th, 2016
Premier Smith blasts international media coverage of Financial Services Sector!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Coming out in his strongest defense ever of the Financial Services Sector since the so called Panama Papers data leak, Virgin Islands’ Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith took to the Parliament, also known as the House of Assembly (HoA), to set the record straight on the sector.

April 19th, 2016
Speaker, Opposition Leader clash on Standing Orders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA and Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Ingrid A. Moses clashed over a procedural issue which concerned his bringing a motion to the House to debate a notice that the Government had tabled in regard to a loan from the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.

April 19th, 2016
‘Close this House up' if the rules mean nothing- Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA told the House of Assembly yesterday April 18, 2016 that while the Opposition had no issues with the significance or importance of the Cruise Pier Development Project, the process cannot be breached in the name of expediency.

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