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Local Politics

September 16th, 2020
Julio S. Henry blasts Governor for delaying Cannabis Act

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Social Commentator and former talk show host, Julio S. Henry aka ‘Sam’ has chastised the current Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007 for what he underscored as empowering of Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert to have the final say on affairs in the Territory, including bills passed in the House.

September 14th, 2020
Gov’s reparation comment ‘cannot be swept under the rug’ - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Pastor and ZBVI Radio moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has reiterated his call for Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency Augustus J.U. Jaspert to apologise to the people of the Territory over his comments that, as a position of the United Kingdom (UK), the VI has no reparations to get for acts of slavery.

September 11th, 2020
Governor’s statement on reparation is ‘absolutely insulting’ - Kenneth G. Gladstone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Questioning the purpose of the Governor in the Virgin Islands (VI), PSI Radio host and social commentator Mr Kenneth G. Gladstone said Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert saying the United Kingdom (UK) has no intentions of paying VI reparations is ‘absolutely insulting’.

September 10th, 2020
Pastor urges religious leaders to condemn ‘reparation’ comments by Gov Jaspert

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Honestly Speaking radio moderator and pastor, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has urged local religious leaders to speak out against the Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert, for his recent comments about reparations for slavery that have sparked outrage.

September 9th, 2020
Gov Jaspert told to apologise for ‘racist & putrid remarks’

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert has once again found himself under fire, this time, over remarks he made that the United Kingdom’s position is to not pay any reparations for acts of slavery and the slave trade in the Virgin Islands.

September 8th, 2020
‘We can’t keep locking down every time something comes’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has indicated that moving forward in the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Territory will not be prioritising 24/7 lockdown as a response measure, rather, will depend on making sure businesses and organisations adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols.

September 7th, 2020
Slavery Reparations? VI has nothing to get from UK - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency, Augustus J.U. Jaspert has said the United Kingdom's (UK) position on paying reparations to the Virgin Islands for acts of slavery and the slave trade is not the position of the Crown at the moment, hinting that the VI should expect nothing.

September 5th, 2020
Businesses, citizens should take charge of COVID-19 pandemic - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Social commentator and ZBVI Radio moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on the Business community as well as citizens of the Virgin Islands (VI) to start taking charge of the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of depending on the government for everything.

September 5th, 2020
'No time for division or petty politics'- Hon Malone to VI Opposition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) in his latest address to the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) Hon Carvin Malone has urged the territory's opposition to bring an end to the petty politics relating to the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 5th, 2020
The sprint to the finish line: The USA presidential race is unpredictable

By Dickson C. Igwe

The most critical election in the world in 2020 remains very much an unpredictable affair. Yes, Vice President Joe Biden has been leading since February 2020, from the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the West.

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