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Local Politics

September 1st, 2014
Elton Georges gets further extension @ Complaints Commission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Long standing Chairman of the Complaints Commission Mr. Elton Georges has had his tenure with the Commission further extended as no decision has been mutually met by the Government and the Opposition.

September 1st, 2014
‘We have a major problem with the HoA’ - Hon. J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The public and at least three former Legislators have already concluded that following the 2011 general elections in the Virgin Islands the House of Assembly has become the biggest embarrassment to the Territory and not a place residents or the youth can look up to for an example of leadership and upholding of laws.

August 31st, 2014
‘The VIP must return to power!’ – Hon Julian Fraser, RA

SEA COWS’ BAY, Tortola, VI – The leaders and members of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) are not leaving any stone un-turned to ensure that they return to power which would allow them to continue the job started in taking the Territory forward.

August 29th, 2014
‘NDP full of political vindictiveness!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

SEA COWS’ BAY, Tortola, VI – “We could have already have the sewerage fixed, we could have already have the water situation fixed,” said member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Representative of the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie.

August 28th, 2014
‘Next Elections are going to be tough’ – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE warns

SEA COWS' BAY, Tortola, VI – The Territory’s most experienced and senior legislator, Former Premier of the Virgin Islands Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9) has spoken words of wisdom to residents sending the strong warning that the upcoming general elections are not to be taken lightly.

August 28th, 2014
Hon Julian Fraser RA ready to work WITH the people

SEA COWS' BAY, Tortola, VI – When the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) reached out to residents of the Territory last night August 27, 2014, its leadership gave the assurances that they will be working with the people to take the Territory out of the doldrums.

August 25th, 2014
‘VIP encouraging youth participation’ – Pres. Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone said that the growth of the party’s youth cohort is encouraging and it is hoped that this trend continues as the party places attention on future leaders.

August 24th, 2014
VIP to host community meeting in the 3rd District on Wednesday

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will be hosting its third community meeting this time in Sea Cows Bay in the Third District at the Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre on August 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm as it continues to introduce to the Territory the new Executive Body.

August 23rd, 2014
NHI won’t cover ‘Bush Medicines’ – Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton said there is currently no coverage under the National Health Insurance (NHI) for ‘bush medicines’ even though he acknowledges their use among the people of the Virgin Islands, admitting that he himself uses them.

August 23rd, 2014
Virgin Islands media: friend or foe – part 2

By Dickson Igwe

A section of the Virgin Islands establishment appears weary of the media. This weariness is especially so with the online blogs. However, in this Old Boy’s opinion, it is good politics to allow the media free reign, within the acceptable social and legal parameters.

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