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Local Politics

February 25th, 2021
VI youths set for 1st sitting of relaunched VIYP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The newly relaunched Virgin Islands Youth Parliament (VIYP) will have its First Sitting on Thursday, March 11, 2021, following months of preparatory works.

February 22nd, 2021
VI ‘seems to be a country @ war with itself’ – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Local commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on Virgin Islanders (VI) to unite against deep social divides in the territory, else see the country fall at the hands of enemies.

February 20th, 2021
Bermuda preps battlefield should UK block Cannabis Act

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Bermuda’s Premier, Hon E. David Burt has warned of serious potential damages to the territory’s relationship with the UK, should the Governor, Rena Lalgie not give assent to the countries Cannabis Licensing Act.

February 19th, 2021
CoI could be a ‘pre-emptive strike’ against VI's constitutional review- Misick

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Michael E. Misick has warned that the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) currently on the way in the Virgin Islands (VI) could very well be a pre-emptive strike against the territory’s upcoming constitutional review.

February 16th, 2021
It was ‘a mistake’ to cooperate with UK CoI - former TCI Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Michael E. Misick said it was a mistake to cooperate with the United Kingdom (UK) Commission of Inquiry announced under his administration in 2008, citing UK hidden agendas and a predetermined outcome as a factor.

February 9th, 2021
‘Sometimes laws don't mean they are morally right’- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While delivering his keynote speech at the 13th Annual African Remembrance Wreath-laying Ceremony held Sunday, February 7, 2021, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) reminded the people of the Virgin Islands of the oppressive nature of some laws, including those that supported slavery.

February 8th, 2021
Blood of ancestors 'still speaking' but are we listening? Premier Fahie asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called on Virgin Islanders to honour the legacy of their ancestors and make moves towards completing their unfinished works started generations ago.

February 6th, 2021
‘Be committed to the Rule of Law’- Speaker Willock tells new Gov Rankin

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - While giving welcoming remarks at Friday’s, January 29, 2021, swearing-in ceremony for new Governor John J. Rankin CMG at the Save the Seed Energy centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola, Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Willock noted that Mr Rankin came at an interesting time in Virgin Islands’ (VI) history.

February 4th, 2021
Representing the people remains a 'humbling role'- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Being in politics is not easy,” are some of the words of senior legislator Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) on having one of the longest runs as a politician in the Virgin Islands (VI), with a total of 22 years.

February 1st, 2021
Legislators present & past must unite to fight 'assault on territory'- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Past and present legislators in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) have been urged to unite to fight the current United Kingdom's (UK) assault on the territory in the form of the Commission of Inquiry announced by Ex-Governor, Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert.

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