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July 30th, 2015
‘Lower voting age to 16'– Youth Parliamentarians

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Youth Parliamentarians from the Virgin Islands and from around the Caribbean today July 30, 2015 met to have a vibrant debate on the inclusion of the voice of youth in national policies with the consensus being that more must be done to ensure the voices of youth are duly considered.

July 30th, 2015
‘Anegada not ready to be its own district’- Dr Hubert O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Ninth District, Dr The Honourable Hubert O’Neal has rebutted the suggestion that the sister island of Anegada be endowed with the status of a district unto itself with its own representative separate and apart from Virgin Gorda with which it constitutes the Ninth District.

July 29th, 2015
‘I thought Hon RT O’Neal would have quit two elections ago’ – Dr Hubert O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Ninth District, Dr The Honourable Hubert O’Neal has disclosed that he made the decision to contest the Ninth District seat way before he had any inkling that Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, to whom he had lost four consecutive elections, was not going to run.

July 28th, 2015
Hon Fraser challenges CPA to look @ 'bad parliamentary practice'

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes that Parliaments in the region have been oftentimes stuck behind politics and that the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association needs to be more vocal on this.

July 27th, 2015
History made @ June 8 elections with first offspring of fmr legislator elected!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many persons in the Virgin Islands (VI) may not have taken note that for the first time in the history of the VI a child of a former elected politician was elected to a seat in the VI Parliament. After years of many trying to run, it happened this year following the June 8, 2015 general elections.

July 23rd, 2015
Court cracking down on press freedom; Media houses summoned!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The summoning of media houses by the High Court has raised questions whether the move is a further attempt by Government to crack down on press freedom in the Virgin Islands.

July 23rd, 2015
‘Study your political, social & economic history’ – Conrad A. Maduro

MAJOR BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the United Party (UP), Conrad A. Maduro said that during the Willard Wheatley administration much was accomplished in the territory and urged the people of the VI to get in tuned with their political, social and economic history to make the changes necessary for the future.

July 22nd, 2015
‘I respect Governor’s decision!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior member of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has declared that he respects the decision of Governor John S. Duncan OBE who yesterday July 21, 2015 in a statement announced he had appointed Virgin Islands Party Chairman Honourable Julian Fraser RA as Leader of the Opposition.

July 21st, 2015
Hon Julian Fraser RA named Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor John S. Duncan OBE, in a statement this afternoon July 21, 2015, named Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) as the Leader of the Opposition after the failure of the latter and Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to reach an agreement on the issue after a month and a day.

July 21st, 2015
Maduro, caller trade words over Opp. Leader issue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro had a confrontation with a caller with regard to the way the Leader of the Opposition is selected and insisted that the congress of the Virgin Islands Party cannot overrule the dictates of the Constitution of the territory.

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