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Local Politics

August 29th, 2016
Banks reject loan requests for Airport Project as broke NDP Gov’t struggles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The focus and controversy over the “done deal” Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport Runway Expansion Project at Beef Island have been about who gets the contract.

August 24th, 2016
UK casting blind eye on undemocratic practices in VI- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Respected talk show host Doug Wheatley has accused the United Kingdom government of standing aloof and not wanting to intervene on various undemocratic practices that plague the territory from time to time, despite them being brought to their attention.

August 15th, 2016
VIP to vote for new Executive in November 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The main Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), now celebrating its 45th year, had another general meeting on Saturday August 13, 2016 at Prospect Reef on the main island of Tortola.

August 9th, 2016
A choice between 21st Century slavery & real freedom

By Alred C. Frett

Using ‘I told you so’ prevents re-invention of the Wheel:

It is no secret that we were born intellectually naked but in a misguided World no one likes hearing ‘I told you so’… Nonetheless, in the real World the greatest level of Intelligence is the ability to learn from others and our present Cloak of Knowledge is woven from many fabrics of “I told you so’s” – It is unwise to reinvent the wheel by being too proud or ashamed to learn from anyone.

July 29th, 2016
Another radio talk show host condemns Hon Walwyn’s actions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro is the latest person to publically condemn the way in which Culture Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn treated Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) on the opening night of Virgin Islands Festival 2016.

July 28th, 2016
Hon Vanterpool accused of scaremongering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communications and Works and Fourth District Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool, who used the platform at the opening of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival on July 25, 2016 to tell the people that the British Government is coming to impose direct rule, has been accused of scaremongering by radio talk show host Mr Doug Wheatley.

July 26th, 2016
‘One BVI or Not?’ Hon Fahie blasts Hon Walwyn’s decision

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Letting his disappointment known following the decision by Culture Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn to deny Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) to speak at the opening of Virgin Islands (VI) Festival 2016 even though Hon Fraser was slated to speak, Opposition Member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said Government missed a golden opportunity to show how much the VI had matured as a people and as a territory in a manner that respects the freedom their ancestors fought for them to enjoy.

July 25th, 2016
Hon Fraser kicked off Festival Opening Programme by Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a shocking announcement, Leader of the Opposition and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA has claimed on his Facebook wall that he was "kicked off" the programme for the Opening of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival this evening, July 25, 2016 by controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn.

July 23rd, 2016
Julian Willock calls for divisive politics to stop!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Permanent Secretary and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Advance Marketing and Professional Services, Julian Willock, has called on the “political class” to end the divisive politics and stop the rhetoric that is causing the country to be divided.

July 11th, 2016
Hon Fraser accuses Premier Smith of lying to public again!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has accused Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith of misleading the public on the controversial BVI Airways agreement.

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