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Local Politics

May 24th, 2017
'UK's Actions on VI is expected' - Rosan-Bunbury

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: A public debate has been sparked as the United Kingdom continues to impose direct rule on the Virgin Islands (VI) via its finances by imposing Section 103 (b) of the Constitution of the Virgin Islands a few weeks ago and the appointment of senior civil servants mainly in the law enforcement areas.

May 23rd, 2017
Over $8M in no-bid consultancy contracts for 3 overseas companies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: It appears that the rules of public tender only apply to local companies, as foreign companies can earn millions by just knowing the right Government Ministry or politicians.

May 14th, 2017
A Virgin Islands Party déjà vu

Dickson Igwe

The climb to the mountain top called Power has gotten a lot steeper for the VIP. The Summit of High Office is further away. Party members have failed to bury the hatchet. Factionalism and ill will remain a feature of the Grand Ole Party. Not good!

April 1st, 2017
Voter rebellion!

Dickson Igwe

Niccolo Machiavelli was a prominent 15th Century political philosopher. He was political adviser to the Italian City State of Florence and its rulers.

January 12th, 2017
Dr Smith is not 'wearing the pants' – Julio S. Henry

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.

January 6th, 2017
‘I agree with Ms P; Give Ronnie MF & Dr Smith should listen’- John I. Cline

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.

January 4th, 2017
‘NDP spring has dried up!’ Strong supporter Mrs Parsons fires shot!

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.

December 30th, 2016
Who is right on Sec 67 of the VI Constitution? Does MP need permission?

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.

December 29th, 2016
As Gov't confirms VINO's story, more details emerge on airport contract award

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.

December 20th, 2016
‘I am not a little boy, don’t mess with me’- Hon O’Neal to Hon Fraser

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.



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