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Local Politics

August 18th, 2018
Deputy Governor prorogues HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sittings of the current session of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), have been discontinued, following the official proroguing of the HoA, by way of a Proclamation handed down by Acting Governor, David D. Archer Jr, on August 17, 2018.

August 17th, 2018
Glaringly dysfunctional VI Gov’t demands elections be held now—Skelton Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The rapid erosion of ‘democracy’ in the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government and unprecedented circumstances facing the Territory—even as one man manipulates his way to more power—demands that General Elections, be held in the Virgin Islands (VI) now, since the current administration can no longer be trusted to remain in power.

August 16th, 2018
Governor & Deputy should be elected by VI residents—Rajah A. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Prominent Virgin Islander Rajah A. Smith, is the latest to lend his voice to the growing debate in the Virgin Islands (VI) with regards, ‘Independence, Self-Determination’ and the general management of the affairs of the Territory by the United Kingdom (UK).

August 16th, 2018
Premier ignores VI residents & will submit Govt’s unilateral views to UK review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to the Territory-wide consultations, organised by the Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith, (AL) has confirmed that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government will now, ‘unilaterally’ respond to the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament’s request, regarding the formal review of future relations with its Overseas Territories (OTs).

August 15th, 2018
The hard truth: Whether NDP/VIP all residents want same things—Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As General Elections in the Virgin Islands draws closer, at least one potential At-Large Candidate under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), is calling for the electorate to vote on issues since, “anyone seeking your vote, should tell you how they can make your life better and move you from struggling to eat and pay your bills, to opportunities for prosperity.”

August 15th, 2018
‘No-confidence’ in NDP Gov’t handling VI/UK’s future relations—Dr Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – A decision by the United Kingdom (UK) to review its existing relationship with its Overseas Territories (OTs) has drawn mixed reaction from residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) but Senior Pastor of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church (CGBBC), Reverend, Dr Michael A. Turnbull is clear—the matter cannot be dealt with by the current crop of elected officials in government.

August 13th, 2018
House of Assembly continues on August 14, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands' (VI) Parliament or the House of Assembly (HoA), will continue with the 6th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 3rd HoA on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 10:00 AM.

July 26th, 2018
Governor Jaspert announces investigation into BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Public, social media, the Opposition in Parliament and civil society have all been concerned for the past three years over the BVI Airways deal. In exchange for direct flights between Miami International Airport and Beef Island, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) gave BVI Airways, a company who left the Territory in 2014 saying they were bankrupt and had owed the BVI Airports Authority some $100,000, more funds via a big giveaway.

July 26th, 2018
‘NDP has destroyed BVI Image, country on a downfall’- Kaream K. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was indeed honestly speaking on Tuesday July 24, 2018, with host and commentator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, when one of his two guests was young Virgin Islander, Kaream K. Pickering from Long Look, on the eastern end of Tortola.

July 23rd, 2018
HoA to resume Tuesday July 24, 2018; Many Bills but no public input

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) will resume its sitting on Tuesday July 24, 2018. The Parliament last met on Thursday July 19, 2018 where it was rough for Government Ministers, as they struggled to answer many of the questions truthfully, at times holding back information.



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