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Local Politics

June 19th, 2018
Who will it be: Ronnie or Myron?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), out of the race for Presidency of his ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) and the upcoming General Elections, the political landscape is now wide open.

June 18th, 2018
‘I will not seek’ another term in office- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online first and accurately reported on June 15, 2018 that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) would announce early this week whether he would contest the upcoming internal elections of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

June 9th, 2018
Opposition Leader to meet Anegada residents on June 10, 2018

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - Opposition Leader Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has announced that he will meet with residents of Anegada, as part of his meetings around the Territory. The meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Anegada Library at 5:00 PM.

June 7th, 2018
Claude Skelton-Cline lambasts Walwyn as 'unfit for leadership'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Less than 48 hours after Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), the Education and Culture Minister, released a video clip announcing that he will be seeking the Presidency of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP)—at its June 23, 2018, internal elections—sections of the public are condemning the decision.

June 7th, 2018
‘I support the peoples’ march & will be there’-Opposition Leader

LITTLE HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI - Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has publicly declared his support for the ‘Peoples’ March,’ set for Friday June 8, 2018. According to the Opposition Leader, “I support the march and I will be there.”

June 2nd, 2018
Premier publicly scolds his deputy, as NDP internal rifts deepen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), has yet again publicly scolded and distanced himself from statements made by his subordinates—the third such instance in recent months—this time, taking aim at his Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7).

June 1st, 2018
Opposition Leader meets with hundreds in Virgin Gorda

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), says the public has lost confidence in elected officials, and it is time “to flip the pyramid, putting the people at the top”.

May 13th, 2018
Unity? Premier Smith & Opposition Leader Fahie head to UK

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Both the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) and Opposition Leader Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) have announced they will be travelling together to attend a series of meetings in London, the capital of the United Kingdom (UK).

April 25th, 2018
'There will be General Elections no later than November 2018'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- According to the constitution of the Virgin Islands the territory is expected to have its national election in 2019, four years after the last election held in 2015. However, Political and social commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton- Cline believes elections will be much sooner.

April 22nd, 2018
Virgin Islands Political Wild Cards 2

Dickson Igwe

OK. Political commentary is controversial. Undoubtedly! But why is this so? Because it discusses power! And in the game of power the stakes are always high.



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