ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Legislator and member of the National Democratic Party Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE said Minister for Health and Social Development Ronnie W. Skelton ought to be congratulated for “allowing” Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE to speak at the opening ceremony of the Virgin Gorda health facility.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- (Post Time: 12:15AM) In one of the most risky political moves for the 2015 General Elections expected in July of this year, the newly formed People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) has decided that its long time Representative and Party Leader, Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2), will run as an At-Large candidate while new comer and former LIME Executive Mr Elford W. Parsons will contest on the party’s slate in the Second District.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Gearing up after announcing the expectation of a snap election anticipated in July of this year, the main Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will convene a special meeting of its governing body to ratify its nine district candidates to contest the Virgin Islands general elections.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes the National Democratic Party is caught up in its usual web of misinformation with a view to clouding the memories of persons with regard to the Biwater affair and that their malicious treatment towards Biwater is only causing the people to continue to suffer water woes.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith is insisting that Government’s land distribution process is completely transparent and brushed off questions as to whether it is a political gimmick on the eve of elections in the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Host of the ‘Speak Out BVI’ talk show Douglas Wheatley suggested on his show last evening April 21, 2015 that a new system giving more financial autonomy to the districts might be better for the Virgin Islands as the ongoing debate as to the effectiveness of the current system continues.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After much speculation that Mr Neville A. Smith aka Sheep was not going to contest the upcoming general elections even after his name was submitted by the various District Committees as a potential candidate for screening and nomination, Mr Smith has confirmed with Virgin Islands News Online that he will not be seeking to contest.
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Mr Rajah A. Smith, Chairman of the Ready Committee, a youth group in support of the Virgin Islands Party, said he can feel the pain of the people of Anegada as he knows what it is like to be from one of the outer islands of the Virgin Islands. Mr Smith also appealed for Anegadians to support the Virgin Islands Party to take the territory forward.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith denied that the government pays little regard to Opposition District Representatives but said his Government may not be bound by every recommendation or request that it receives from a district.