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July 6th, 2015
‘Today is a day of atonement’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative of the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has bashed the Government for their treatment of Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE even as they sought to now confer on him the title of Member Emeritus of the House of Assembly.

July 6th, 2015
Can blacks progress without religion?

By Alred C. Frett

Our Ancestors possessed Intelligence but were denied Knowledge:

Some say Life is a Journey but in fact it’s more like a Road and we are Travelers on a Pilgrimage - There may be Hills and Valleys, open Fields and flooded Plains, well-paved Streets and rugged Tracks and as different as we are - for better or worse - we all end at the same Finish Line… When it’s over it’s over and what really matters is what we withdrew and what we contributed along the way.

July 6th, 2015
HoA approves Cruise Pier loan motion amid Opposition silence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The House of Assembly today July 6, 2015 approved a motion for the loan of an additional $15 million for the completion of the landside phase of the controversial cruise pier development project.

July 6th, 2015
‘Hon Fraser is clear choice for Opp. Leader’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro believes that when it comes to the choice of leader of the Opposition the choice is a clear one and does not know why others are finding it so difficult to accept.

July 5th, 2015
After snubbing him, NDP to honour political giant Ralph T. O’Neal OBE!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After abruptly dissolving the House of Assembly (HoA) on May 1, 2015 without allowing political giant and first Premier of the Virgin Islands Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE to say farewell while a sitting member, the National Democratic Party (NDP) has come to the people with a motion to give the former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman the title of ‘Member Emeritus’.

July 4th, 2015
Almost $20M in NDP overspending, SAP clean-up @ Monday HoA!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the Auditor General Ms Sonia M. Webster continues to complain about the non-audited financial statements during the first National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration [2011-2015], the government continues its spending spree.

June 30th, 2015
HoA to meet on July 6, 2015, still no Opposition Leader!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Third House of Assembly (HoA), also referred to as Parliament, will meet in its second sitting following the 2015 General Elections on Monday July 6, 2015 at its Chambers in Road Town, the Virgin Islands capital city.

June 30th, 2015
‘I did not go to the House to fight’ – Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Premier, former Leader of the Opposition, former Representative of the Ninth District and former Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Ralph T. O'Neal OBE was one of four stalwarts of the Virgin Islands honoured yesterday June 29, 2015 for their contribution to the territory at the Territory Day celebrations.

June 30th, 2015
Elvis J. Harrigan writes Governor to confirm support for Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In another unprecedented move, former Sixth District Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate Elvis J. Harrigan, who was defeated by Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (D6) in a landslide, has added his voice to the controversy within the VIP over the Opposition Leader‘s post.

June 30th, 2015
VI heading towards independence- Hon Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn believes that people of the territory must continue to foster national pride among themselves as this will be vital for any eventual move towards independence, which he speaks of as imminent.

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