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Local Politics

September 20th, 2014
Scottish Independence: Much ado about nothing?

By Dickson Igwe

The Scottish Independence matter raises serious economic, social, and political questions that are critical to the Virgin Islands.

September 19th, 2014
'No official audit of Tourist Board done' - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “We have not done an official audit on the Tourist Board. The BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) themselves have done an internal audit so they can re-organize which they have done,” said Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith at his press conference held on Wednesday September 17, 2014.

September 19th, 2014
‘Education should take priority above airport project’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - “I do not take kindly the explanation given for not building a new Junior High School. Priority for education must be given over a $50 million Cruise Ship Pier Land Side Development; priority for education must be given over a $300 million plus airport runway extension,” said Honourable Julian Fraser, RA.

September 19th, 2014
‘Cutting 1st District's monies was bad-mindedness!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Determined to continue to serve the best interest of all the people of the First District, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and his community spirited people have banded together resulting in seniors receiving free transportation come October 1, 2014 to get to clinics, something that was unjustifiably cut by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government recently.

September 18th, 2014
‘There are elements in MoF to be dealt with!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - “Something is suspect about the tender process, I know the intellectuals will get on me for this but they have to excuse me, something is suspect about the tender process. I don’t say it’s the persons involved with the evaluations, I kind of feel I happen to know where it is because they have some elements in the Ministry of Finance (MoF) that need to be dealt with,” said Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

September 17th, 2014
Governor to decide on COI into SCB Harbour Project – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Questions surrounding the recent Auditor General’s report of the Sea Cow’s Bay (SCB) Harbour Project arose earlier today September 17, 2014 at a press conference called by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith where he indicated that any further investigations would have to be ordered by the Governor His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE.

September 16th, 2014
‘I have absolutely nothing to hide!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA has released a statement to the media to dispel what he described as the inaccuracies being peddled in a report by the Auditor General on the Sea Cow’s Bay Harbour Development Project.

September 15th, 2014
‘Don’t believe that the British won’t step in! – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley believes the British could intervene if the House of Assembly continues on its current course and has warned that not because the Territory is doing well in certain respects means that the British won’t step in if needed.

September 12th, 2014
‘Acting Speaker’s ruling cannot be overruled’ – Dep. Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said that then acting Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Delores Christopher (R5) acted in accordance with the Standing Orders on August 14, 2014 and as such her ruling cannot be overruled even by the substantive Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid A. Moses.

September 12th, 2014
‘If the report is accurate take me to Balsum Ghut!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Third District and former Minister for Communications and Works Hon Julian Fraser RA said that if the Auditor General’s report on the Sea Cow’s Bay harbour project is accurate, he is prepared to go to jail.



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