ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Local businessman and talk show host Julio S. ‘Sam’ Henry came out with a barrage of hard hitting punches to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), bluntly telling him that his Health Minister Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) ran the finances of the territory better than him.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In another bombshell and candid answer, there has been yet another call for new leadership of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), along with an immediate switch in portfolio, giving former Finance [2003-2007] Minister Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) the portfolio of Finance.
MANCHESTER ESTATE, Tortola, VI- One of the strongest supporters over the years of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the spokeswoman for the organisation, particularly during the 2011 and 2015 political campaigns, former Legislator Mrs Eileene L. Parsons has penned a very strong letter to her party.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was in the late nineties in the Virgin Islands when Hon Ralph T. O'Neal OBE was the Chief Minister and former legislator Conrad A. Maduro was the Leader of the Opposition.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some five days after Virgin Islands News Online first and accurately broke the story (December 22, 2016) that the Cabinet of Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) had awarded the Terrance B. Lettsome runway expansion project to China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC), the Government has also confirmed our article.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- What began as an apology to the House of Assembly for threatening remarks directed to Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) at a public meeting in Virgin Gorda back in November quickly turned into an attempt by Ninth District Representative Dr The Hon Hubert O’Neal at justifying his immature and uncouth actions.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Weeks after the contentious November 30, 2016 internal Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Elections that resulted in Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) beating former Chairman Hon Julian Fraser (R3), 52 votes to 22, there has been a call for unity by a staunch Hon Fraser supporter.
The Grand Old Party appears to have finally settled into a mould ready for governance. The next [British] Virgin Islands General Election is in two years. That is a very long way off. The transition from Honourable Ralph Telford O’Neal OBE to Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), a leader more “liked” by members of the Virgin Islands Party, and the wider country, has certainly not gone smoothly.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word around social media, the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), talk show hosts and civil society is that the ruling National Democratic Party’s (NDP) raiding of the public treasury to win the 2015 snap elections is still coming home to roost.