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Local Politics

July 12th, 2017
Is the Virgin Islands in for another snap election?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was June 2015, almost eight months before the election was due, that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) called a snap election, which according to some, caught the Opposition Virgin Islands Party with their 'pants down.'

July 6th, 2017
Hon Fahie calls for Accountability Legislations

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - The long awaited Freedom of Information Act was brought again to the attention of Government by the Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition during Territorial Day celebrations on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town.

May 27th, 2017
NDP Must Go!- Ishmael E. Brathwaite

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) continues to face harsh criticisms from the public, the Governor, civil society and the media for the poor handling of the Territory's finances, allegation of corruption and lack of good governance and transparency.

May 26th, 2017
Pier Project was NDP's ticket to return to power - Court told

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Claude O. Skelton-Cline was back in the High Court last week Thursday, May, 18 2017 before Justice Vicki A. Ellis, as he continues to battle the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration over not renewing his contract as the Ports Boss.

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.



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